Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This Fact About Pizza Prices Will Blow Your Mind

Pizza2.JPG

The clever guys over at Planet Money have realised something that we should have noticed a long time ago - namely, that a 12-inch pizza is more than double the size of an 8-inch.

The fact that no-one seems to have noticed it is baffling, as the common sense behind the idea is simple maths: because it is circular, a pizza's area increases with its radius.

Therefore whilst you might have been assuming that a 16-inch Hawaiian is only double the size of its 8-inch cousin, it's actually a whopping four times as big. Good news indeed, but does mean four times as many crusts.

Pizza Prices

In the wake of this discovery, the geniuses at GrubHub have helped create an interactive graph based on nationwide pizza prices that calculates just how much money you can save on pizza.

Unfortunately, the graph only exists for US prices at the moment, but the results are clear: opting for more dough could save some of your own.

Related

1.jpg

The cheapest (and most expensive) cities to buy beer revealed

JoshuaBudich_18x24-HomerSimpson.jpg

Fantastic Fictional Food Illustrations

productivityhero.jpg

What foods should you eat to maximise productivity?

1.jpg

6 Brilliant Lifehack Uses For Sugar

fizzybeer.jpg

Danny Wallace: In Defence of Fizzy Lager

3.jpg

The unstoppable rise of London's Cereal Killer Cafe

Comments

More

15 of the most incredible sandwiches you can eat in London

Get your chops around these - if they even fit

by Tom Victor
19 May 2017

The avocado latte is the latest worst thing in the world

We deserve everything we get, as long as it's bad

by Tom Mendelsohn
19 May 2017

You can now buy Cadbury Freddo hot chocolate, so put the kettle on

Please don't start talking about the price, though

by Gary Ogden
18 May 2017

Hello, so... this is a Chickle

Can't decide if this is good or bad

by Gary Ogden
18 May 2017

There's now a pill that'll cure your hangover

As if you needed any more encouragement to drink irresponsibly

by Emily Reynolds
17 May 2017

Reviewing all 10 burgers on the Wahlburgers menu in one sitting

And which is the best on offer?

by Josh Pappenheim
17 May 2017

Starbucks are testing 'coffee ice cubes' to end your watery woes

It's been a long time coming

by Emily Reynolds
17 May 2017

Labour have pledged to try and save the pub

Could a Corbyn government stop the rot?

by Dave Fawbert
17 May 2017

Is it a sandwich? A definitive (and correct) guide

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

by Tom Victor
17 May 2017

A Nutella restaurant is opening, which is good, isn't it

Say goodbye to your arteries

by Gary Ogden
17 May 2017