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13 Facts about pizza!

If you love pizza as much as we do, here are 13 fun facts about the tasty treat.

1. The world’s most expensive pizza costs $12,000, takes 72 hours to make the dough and is topped with buffalo mozzarella and pink sea salt. It’s available at a restaurant called Renato Viola in Italy.

2. More than 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.

3. Americans consume around 251.77 million pounds of pepperoni a year. That’s about 0.79 pounds per person.

4. About 40 percent of Americans have pizza at least once a week.

5. The word “pizza” dates back more than a thousand years. It first was mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.

6. The world’s longest pizza stretched a mile long, took 80 chefs to make and extended over 800 tables.

7. In 1962, a native of Greece invented the Hawaiian pizza in a pizzeria in Canada.

8. The world’s largest round pizza was 131 feet wide and weighed 51,257 pounds. It also happened to be gluten-free.

9. 38 percent of Americans prefer veggie toppings while 62 percent prefer meat.

10. Chicago’s first known deep dish pizza was created in 1943.

11. About 80 percent of Italian cheese production in the United States is mozzarella.

12. Japan’s most popular toppings include squid and mayo jaga (mayo, potatoes and bacon).

13. Women are twice as likely to order veggie pizza as men.

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