Why you should almost always order one large pizza instead of two mediums

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/12/31/why-you-should-almost-always-o.html

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Proper use of pi

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:pizza: π

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How much of that area is crust? And is the crust filled with cheese? And do both medium pizzas have the same toppings, or is one vegetarian and the other a meat lovers? The details matter.

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I can’t fit a 18" pizza in my little oven. But I can fit two 12" pizzas on seperate racks.

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Actually you should probably order a small pizza. Or, you know, no pizza at all.

Holy sh*t we’re so fat.

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The title of this article is misleading. A large pizza, at least in the US, has generally been 14" across for decades. Two medium 12" pizzas is absolutely more food than a single 14" one. And if you order an 18" pizza, your cardiologist may recommend sharing it with many, many friends.

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Does one have pineapple and the other is for those who aren’t depraved monsters with no sense of decency everyone else?

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This is math, so let’s assume an infinitesimal crust, an arbitrary amount of cheese, a negative quantity of toppings and a zero-gravity oven

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There must be a pizza area comparison app?? Anybody?

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Actually, this Planet Money piece they linked to in the original article seems much more informative


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The small pizza is really the better option since I need to lose a little weight.

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I’m hungry now.

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So if you ordered the Large wouldn’t you lose a lot of weight?

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I certainly know what I want for lunch…

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Everybody seems to be skipping over advantage #1, which is that you can thus get two different sets of ingredients and everybody happy. Nobody is ever pleased by my order of “pineapple and anchovy” for some reason.

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I think I’ve identified the source of the issue, and I say this as someone who is at least a semi-casual fan of the 80s TMNT show :wink:

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Any self-respecting pizza place will do different toppings on each half, but then you risk toppings contaminating the other side. I’m not a picky eater so that doesn’t bother me, but if you’re sharing with someone who is, that can make things more challenging.

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Pizza pi!

Haha you beat me to it, good show. :slight_smile:

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