Just a Whole Bunch of Fun Facts About Pizza

January 16, 2020
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It's National Pizza Week, which strangely does not contain National Pizza Day (that's February 9th). This feels like an excuse to not just stuff our faces with actual pizza, but also to stuff our brains with pizza-related knowledge. 

For example: you may already know that Lombardi's, the first pizza place in America, is still going strong here in New York. Or that Patsy's in Harlem is credited with selling pizza by the slice for the first time. New York and pizza go together like mozzarella and pepperoni. Duh.

But did you know that Hawaiian pizza was actually invented in CANADA? Or that Home Alone star Macauley Culkin had a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band?? Or that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn't originally love pizza?!? MInd boggling.

Those are just some of the pizza-related fun facts in this EXTENSIVE list of 50. Impress someone the next time you go out for a slice. You're welcome.