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Taking account of all Americans in a single day, it is estimated that 350 slices of pizzas are gobbled up by Americans in every one second. So, if all the slices consumed in a day by Americans are placed side but side, it would cover 100 acres of land!
The largest known pizza in the world was created in 1990 at Norwood Pick 'n Pay hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa. By using 500 kg (1102 lb) of flour, 800 kg (1764 lb) of cheese and 900 kg (1984 lb) of tomato puree, this pizza in the end reached the diameter of 37.4 (122 ft) meters and thus entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest.
Legend has it that Esposito was called upon to make a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita when they visited Naples in 1889. That pizza, which featured fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil, is still known as Pizza Margherita today.