Pizza rat

New York's alright if you like rats dragging pizza down the stairs to the subway.

UK report on ham and cheese pizza found they often contain neither


Attention, residents of Derbyshire, England! You may already know this, but the local pizza is bad. Read the rest

Bake a lot? I love my aluminum pizza peel

Perfect for getting anything I'm baking on my baking stone into or out of the oven, this aluminum pizza peel really comes in handy.

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Police issue scary looking pizza tickets to people they catch doing good things

Does it sound like fun to be stopped by police for doing a good deed so they can issue you a scary looking $10 off coupon for shitty pizza? And also be recorded on video? Then head over to Denver and start behaving like a model citizen for your reward.

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Pizza box becomes a phone-powered projector

Ogilvy & Mather HK's Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box converts into a low-powered projector for your phone. Read the rest

Pizza-slicing scissors

Slicing your pizza with scissors just makes sense -- better slices, cleaner topping-severance, and easier sharpening and handling than a wheel. (via Canopy) Read the rest


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Pepperoni bed-set

€60/$80 for a quilt cover/pillowcases screened with delicious, jpeggy pepperoni pizza photo-art. Read the rest

Pizzeria asks judge to find rival's flavor to be trademark-infringing

New York Pizzeria claimed that Gina's Italian Kitchen -- founded by an ousted exec -- violated its trademark by creating a pizza that tasted the same as its own pie. The judge wasn't buying it. Read the rest

Behold! The Pizza cake!

The pizza cake started off as a thought-experiment, entered into a competition -- but now it is a reality that you can prepare at home (but probably shouldn't). Here's the original, which was apparently ripped off by Pillsbury.

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Deep math of the folded pizza slice

Why does a flat pizza slice flop over unless you bend it into a curve? Thank Gaussian curvature, the 19th century mathematical principle that underpins everything from corrugated cardboard to eggshells to Pringles chips. Read the rest

Sonic screwdriver pizza cutter

It talks, too! £10 from Forbidden Planet. (via Geekymerch) Read the rest

The Noid: what became of the Domino's mascot?

Priceonomics tells the story of "The Noid" who was Domino's Pizza's ubiquitous mascot until a mentally ill man whose last name was Noid took hostages at an Atlanta Domino's because he thought the commercials were making fun of him.

"How Domino's Pizza Lost Its Mascot" (via Weird Universe)

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Exclusive excerpt: first three chapters of "The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza"

Yesterday, I reviewed James Kolchaka's new graphic novel for kids, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, which made my six year old daughter laugh until she cried (I liked it too).

Today, I'm delighted to bring you the first three chapters of Glorkian Warrior, an exclusive courtesy of publishers FirstSecond. Read the rest

James Kochalka's "The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza"

I have never heard my daughter laugh as loud or as long as she did when I read her James Kochalka new kids' graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza. My six year old literally howled with laughter as I read this to her at bedtime, and kicked her legs in the air, and thumped the pillow -- tears of laughter rolled down her cheeks. After reading this to her twice at bedtime, I had to declare a moratorium on further bedtime reads because it wound her up too much to sleep.

I loved it too. The Glorkian Warrior is a dopey, destiny-seeking superhero who finds himself on a quest when he intercepts a wrong-number pizza-order and decides to deliver the leftover pizza in his fridge. His straight-man is his wisecracking, laser-zapping sentient backpack, which helps him fight off a giant mecha-suited doofus named Gonk, a mysterious pizza-snatching saucer-craft, and a magic robot in an impenetrable fortress. Read the rest

Pies Are Round: why a big pizza is a better deal

The "squared" in Pi(R)^2 means that the area of a pizza grows exponentially polynomially in relation to its diameter. As an interactive graph on Planet Money demonstrates, pizza places generally underprice their bigger pies relative to the amount of food contained in each. This is probably because energy and labor inputs account for the largest slice of the pizza-baking ahem pie, and ingredients are way down on the balance-sheet. Whatever the reason, if you're interested in getting more food for less money, larger pies are almost always a substantially better deal.

74,476 Reasons You Should Always Get The Bigger Pizza [Quoctrung Bui/Planet Money]

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Spoiler: your nearest pizza joint is probably Pizza Hut

Created by Flowing Data, this map reveals exactly what pizza chain dominates in any given 10-mile region of the U.S. Read the rest

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