Seriously, Some Pizza Pie

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July 14th 2019
Published: July 14th 2019
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Now, this is just astounding: Every man, woman, and child in the nation eats an average of 23 pounds of pizza annually -- that translates to around 46 slices -- adding up to a total of about 3 billion pies. To break the pie chart down another way, about 350 slices get consumed every second of the day.

So, assuming I can eat three slices of pizza at one sitting, this means that we order a pizza at least 15 times a year, or better than once a month. For us, that is probably a little high. We probably order a pizza for delivery once a month, and have one pizza at Serious Pie in Seattle on our annual June trek.

I think the stats might be somewhat skewed by events like Super Bowl Sunday, and other holidays.

Record books say that hot dog eating champ, Joey Chestnut, set the world record by eating 45 slices of pizza in TEN minutes!!!! That is almost my total for an entire year. If I eat one pizza a month, 3 slices per sitting, that totals only 36!!!!

However, it is the Norwegians who eat the most pizza. They consume ELEVEN pies per person per year, or almost one pie per month!!! Maybe they get tired of eating pickled herring?

FYI, the largest pizza EVER, measured 13,508.28 square feet, and gluten free no less! It was made in, you guessed it, Rome, by five Italian pizza masters.

Enough pizza for now. Let me have my second cup of coffee!!!

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