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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

While there might not be anything more American than hot dogs and apple pie, the United States has had a long love affair with pizza.

Over 3 billion pizzas are sold every year in the United States alone. That comes out to about 350 slices of pizza per second. That's a lot of pizza.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

HINT: (1925-2015) an American professional baseball catcher, and later manager and coach, who won 10 World Series championships as a player-more than any other player in MLB history.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

While pizza was originally invented in Naples, returning American soldiers who fought in Italy during WWII were responsible for spreading its popularity throughout the United States.

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The five most popular pizza days are Super Bowl Sunday, New Year's Eve, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, and Halloween. Thanksgiving is the day Americans eat the least amount of pizza.

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The founder of Atari also created the Chuck E. Cheese's pizza franchise as a way to make more money off of his video game consoles.

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The pizza Margherita is named after the Italian Queen Margherita. In celebration of the queen's visit to Naples in 1889, a popular pizzeria made a pizza to match the white, green, and red of the Italian flag.

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Popular Australian pizza toppings include kangaroo, emu, and crocodile meat.

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In Sweden, pizza is often topped with bananas and curry powder.

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Finland's Pizza Berlusconi is topped with smoked reindeer.

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In France, a fried egg is either baked directly on top of a pizza or baked in a separate pan and then placed on top.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

ANSWER: Yogi Berra

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