Are you pizza obsessed?! Find out by taking this quiz!

Sarah Crozer

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Calling all pizza fiends! Did you know Americas favorite dish of cheesy goodness has quite the history behind it! Think you know enough to beat this quiz?!

Where is the origin of Pizza?

The word “pizza” dates back over a thousand years—it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.

The top 5 pizza sales days are: Super Bowl Sunday, New Year's Eve, Halloween, The night before Thanksgiving, and what?

Domino's delivery drivers will log about 4 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday

There are approximately how many pizzerias in the United States?

61,269 about! Each person in America eats about 46 pizza slices a year.

Where was the first pizza place to open in the US?

The first pizza place in America was Lombardi’s in New York City—originally a grocery store, Lombardi’s started selling pizza in 1905.

When is the US national pizza month?

Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year. Since 1987, October has been officially designated National Pizza Month in the United States!

The largest pizza ever made was how many feet in diameter?

122 ft. 8 in. in diameter. The pizza needed 9,920 lb of flour, 198 lb of salt, 3968 lb of cheese, and 1,984 lb of tomato puree!

What percentage of Americans eat Pizza?

The highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the nation, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, is in Anchorage , Alaska. Its annual sales are approximately $6 million.

Who is the world leader of delivery pizza?

Domino's delivery drivers will log about 4 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday.

What pizza topping carries a poisonous legend?

Tomatoes only came to Italy from the Americas, and some say Italians finally started topping their flatbread pizza with it only after making good and sure the juicy fruit wouldn’t kill them!

Originally, Pizza was food for the _______.

During the first few decades of the 20th century, pizza was predominantly eaten and sold by working class Italian immigrants.

What is scientifically the best pizza cheese?

In 2014, food scientists studied the baking properties of different cheeses, and found scientific evidence for a commonly known fact—mozzarella makes the best pizza cheese!

When was frozen pizza invented?

By the Celentano Brothers in 1957. During the 1950s frozen pizza was available only in grocery stores. However, within just a few years, this variant became extremely popular and is today available in gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores and bars!

What is the most popular pizza topping in America?

In India, the most preferred pizza toppings are tofu, minced mutton and pickled ginger but in America, the most preferred topping is pepperoni. Around 2.51 million pounds of pepperoni is sold in US every year!

Who is considered the Dough Doctor?

When pizza chefs around the world need help with their recipes, they turn to “Dough Doctor” Tom Lehmann. Lehmann, who lives in Manhattan, Kans. is a pizza expert who’s been working with the American Institute of Baking since 1967. One of the biggest challenges he's faced? Low-carb dough requests during the height of the Atkins diet craze!

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ruled that what "shouldn't be called pizza" in 2014?

Chicago-style deep dish. New York native Scalia wasn't having none of that "Chicago-style" nonsense when he said it was "very tasty" but not -- according to the letter of the law -- pizza.

What is the name of the pizza-themed superhero movie?

The only pizza-themed superhero movie made to date is called Pizza Man! Released in 2011, the film stars Frankie Muniz as a pizza delivery guy who acquires super powers from eating a genetically modified tomato!

What was the name of Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed band (created in 2013)?

In 2013, former child star Macaulay Culkin formed a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band called Pizza Underground! The band performs hits like “I’m Waiting for the Delivery Man” and “All the Pizza Parties.”

What did NASA invent to cook pizza in 70 seconds?

In 2013, a group of NASA-funded scientists invented a 3D printer that could cook pizza in just 70 seconds, literally spraying on flavor, smell, and micronutrients.

Who was the inspiration for Margherita Pizza?

“Pizza Margherita” takes its name from Queen Margherita of Savoy who, in 1889, sampled three pizza flavors made by master pizza chef Raffaele Esposito and expressed a preference for the version topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, and designed to resemble the Italian flag.

This man, from Romania holds the world record for eating pizza.

He ate over 200 pounds. But the former world record holder claims the cheese-sauce ratio was too low for what he ate to be considered pizza.

When did Pizza take off in the US?

After World War II, U.S. soldiers came home from Italy craving the stuff -- and a market was born!

What cheese accounts for nearly 80 percent of Italian cheese production in the United States?

The most popular pizza size in the U.S. today is 14 inches in diameter.

How much was the most expensive pizza ever created?

Made by the restaurateur Domenico Crolla who created a $2,745.00 priced Valentine pizza which included toppings such as sunblush-tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar

What was the farthest a pizza has ever been delivered?

Pizza Hut made a pizza delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. They paid the Russians $1 million to transport the Pizza and even make a commercial from it!

Way back when, what animal was originally milked for the creation of mozzarella cheese?

Sometimes cows' milk mozzarella is incorrectly referred to as "buffalo mozzarella," but don't be fooled: Real buffalo mozzarella comes from our lactating pal -- and mozzarella originator -- the water buffalo.

Why did Domino's cancel its 30 minute or less delivery guarantee?

Domino’s Pizza cancelled their ’30 minutes or less’ guarantee in 1993 because their drivers caused accidents while rushing to deliver pizzas on time. This had resulted in at least one fatality.

How is Pizza supposed to be eaten?

Classically all Italians will eat this food with forks and knives. However in America, people use their hands!

Where was Hawaiian Pizza created?

Extra ham & cheese please! The Hawaiian pizza was invented in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos, a native of Greece who ran a pizza place in Canada!

Pizza is only consumed in?

Pizza may have originated in Italy, but countries around the world have developed their own regional spins on the classic food. In Brazil chefs top their pizzas with green peas, the French love fried eggs on their slices, and in China a crust made of mini-hot dogs is surprisingly popular!

In the 1980s, what became the longest running criminal jury trial in American history, running from 1985 to 1987?

The Pizza Connection trial!! It prosecuted a group of mafia members who were using pizza restaurants as a front for drug trafficking!

What Temperature is Pizza cooked at?

500 degrees celsius is right. Hotter than any domestic oven is going to reach!

What's the most appropriate time to celebrate pizza?

Celebrate pizza every day. But since October is National Pizza Month, you should probably up your order as fall comes in.

What pizza company is the most widely successful in the United States?

If time traveling into the past, remember to buy up some shares of Pizza Hut stock. They're the biggest pizza company in the U.S., earning $12 billion in annual sales.

Eating pizza is scientifically said to reduce your risk of what?

Researchers claim eating pizza regularly reduced the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59%. The risk of developing colon cancer also fell by 26% and mouth cancer by 34%, they claimed!

In 2011 the United States government considered Pizza a what?

School meals that are subsidized by the government must contain a certain amount of vegetables. In 2011, a serving of pizza containing at least two tablespoons of tomato sauce actually met those vegetable requirements. Ketchup was also at one point considered a vegetable!

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