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Happy National Pizza Month!

Yes, that’s right… for those of you who don’t know, October is National Pizza Month. If you’ve eaten pizza during the past four weeks then congrats… you’ve done you’re duty! If you haven’t, you still have a couple of days left.

One man that takes National Pizza Month seriously is Sean Taylor. He has a great blog — 31 Days Of Pizza — on which he chronicles his pizza eating adventures every October. More specifically, he has a slice of pizza every single day of the month at a different pizza place with at least one other person. This is the 8th year he’s doing it. You should check out his entertaining blog.

In the meantime, here are some interesting pizza statistics I was able to dig up in honor of National Pizza Month.

The people of America eat 350 slices of pizza each second, or 100 acres per day.

Every year pizza is a $30 billion industry in the USA.

In the USA, there are about 62,000 pizza parlors.

The average person in the USA eats about 23 pounds or 46 slices of pizza every year.

Each year in the USA, 3 billion pizzas are sold.

More than 1/3rd of all pizzas made each year in the USA include pepperoni.

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Some guys dream about winning the Powerball jackpot, making love to Kate Upton, or scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. But personally, I spend most of my time dreaming about digging my face into a mouth watering slice of pizza. Fireworks are ignited. Music comes out of nowhere. And just like that, I’ve fallen in love once again. Since 2008, I've chronicled my pizza eating adventures in NYC and around the world on I DREAM OF PIZZA. From reviews and recipes to obscure video clips and news articles, this is your one stop shop for all things pizza.

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