Quiz: 5 Amazing World Records in Pizza

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Who doesn't love eating pizza? Whether all-meat, vegetarian or simply cheesy, pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world. Here are quiz questions about pizza records for 5 Amazing Pizza World Records Day on December 10.

Here's a bonus fact: In the United States alone, Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza a day! Pepperoni is a favorite pizza topping, along with mushrooms, sausage, Canadian bacon, olives, onions, and of course cheese! Can you guess what the world record for the most different kinds of pizza toppings is? (Answer is at the end.) 

Here are five amazing pizza world records.

1. What Was the Weight and Number of Toppings of the World’s Heaviest Pizza?

The heaviest pizza in the world was made in Norwood Hypermarket in Norwood, South Africa, the world’s heaviest pizza was just over 122 feet in diameter. The hefty pizza was made on December 10, 1990. It consisted of nearly 10,000 pounds of flour, about 4,000 pounds of cheese, nearly 2,000 pounds of tomato puree, and thousands of pounds of other toppings including mushrooms and tomatoes. How many different toppings were on it? How much did it weigh? (Answer at end).

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2. What Was the Area of the World’s Largest Pizza?

Back in 2012, the largest pizza in the world had a total surface area of 13,580.28 square feet. A team of pizza makers made this large pizza in Rome, Italy. Fun-fact, it was also the world's largest ___ pizza. (Answer at end.) The creators nicknamed the pizza Ottavia. 

That record was recently broken in Los Angeles, California, USA, on January 19, 2023. How many square feet was this pizza?

3. Who holds the World Record for Eating the Most Pizza?

Champion pizza eater, Geoffrey Esper, holds the world record for eating the most 9-inch pizzas. Would you believe that he scarfed down 19.25 pizzas in just 10 minutes? This means he ate nearly two pizzas per minute! Esper is from Oxford, Massachusetts but he completed the feat at the Vaughan Pizza Festival north of Toronto. Coming in second place during the pizza-eating contest was another famous eating contest world record holder, who consumed 17 pizzas that day. What is the name of this famous world-record eating contest winner? (Answer at end.)

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4. What is the Greatest Variety (Number of Types) of Cheese On a Pizza?

A small chain of pizzerias in Australia already had a 99-cheese pizza on the menu. Johnny di Francesco, a chef in Melbourne, owned the pizza chain. When someone created a pizza with 111 different types of cheeses, Johnny di Francesco decided to top that. Can you guess how many different cheeses he put on that record-breaking pizza on September 5, 2018? (Answer at the end). 

5. What is the World Record for the Highest Pizza Toss?

Pizza chefs around the world are known for tossing their pizza dough into the air. They don’t just do this to show off, however. Tossing the pizza helps to stretch the dough into the perfect shape. Pizza dough tossing also creates the perfect crust. It probably doesn’t matter how high the pizza dough is tossed. But some pizza chefs like to see how high they can make their pizza fly. Joe Carlucci gets the credit for the highest pizza toss. He tossed about 20 ounces of pizza dough how high? The world record was made on April 20, 2006, at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN. (Answer at end).

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1 The most toppings on a pizza was 27, and the heaviest pizza in the world weighed a whopping 26,883 pounds.

2 The size of the largest pizza measured 1,296.72 m² (13,957.77 square feet) and was achieved by Airrack.

The previous largest pizza, the Ottavia, was also the world's largest gluten-free pizza.

3 The world champion eating contest winner who came in second place was Silicon Valley's own Joey Chestnut from San Jose, Calif. Chestnut is a world famous eating contest champion, who has held multiple #1 titles in the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest.

4  Johnny di Francesco created a 154-cheese pizza.

5 The highest toss of pizza dough was 21 feet 5 inches into the air.

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Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Pizza is a food that is enjoyed by all, and we have the distinction here n CT of having the most famous pizza places in the country in New Haven, CT

Dec 10, 2023 04:27 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900 thank you for the educational report on the amazing world records in pizza. I always enjoy pizza!

Dec 10, 2023 04:40 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900 I love pizza, but no way I could come close to eating that much pizza.  4 slices is normally my limit.

Dec 10, 2023 05:58 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
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I had no idea New Haven, CT was a haven of pizza palaces.

Dec 10, 2023 08:05 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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Who doesn't enjoy a great slice or two of delicious pizza?

Dec 10, 2023 08:05 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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I totally love the pizzas pictured but it's surprising if I can eat more than 2 slices at a sitting.

Dec 10, 2023 08:06 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow. Just wow. I didn't know any of these data points, and as for #3 - yuck. I can't even imagine eating ONE full pizza.

Dec 11, 2023 05:11 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Very interesting!I didn’t know any of those stats but I sure do enjoy pizza. 

Dec 13, 2023 06:28 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I never had a Pizza until I was 10 years old . But I’ve made up for lost time ! I average once per week 

Feb 25, 2024 12:21 PM