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11 Pizza Cutters for Slicing in Style

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Think outside the (pizza) box with these delightful pizza cutters.

1. BICYCLE; $19  

Perfect for bicycle enthusiasts, this 7-inch steel cutter comes with a little stand to keep it upright when not in use. Besides blue, it also comes in pink and yellow

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2. MONKEY ON A UNICYCLE; $14

The silicone handle of this slicer is sure to make you go bananas—the monkey actually pedals as you slice.

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3. MOTORCYCLE; $10

Zoom through even the thickest crusts with ease with this motorcycle pizza cutter.

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4. AXE; $9 

This axe-shaped pizza cutter allows even hipster cityfolk the chance to live out their lumberjack fantasies. The stainless steel wheel even has a wooden handle.

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5. CIRCULAR SAW; $12

 

Saw through slices using this circular saw-shaped pizza cutter, which has a plastic shield that can be removed for easy clean up. 

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6. PROTRACTOR; $17

Prevent your hungry friends from bickering with this slicer, which measures out six or eight completely equal slices. Just follow the lines etched into either side of the protractor. 

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7. SCISSORS; $12

If traditional pizza wheels frustrate you, try cutting your pizza with a pair of scissors. This special pair comes with a plastic base—clearly labeled "pizza"—that helps the user to quickly distribute slices without cheese sliding off.

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8. STAR TREK'S ENTERPRISE; $21

 

The USS Enterprise explored space, and now it can be used to explore the cheese and sauce on your next pizza. The officially licensed cutter is stainless steel and laser-etched.

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9. MOPED; $13

 

Scoot around your pizza with this adorable moped cutter. When you’re done slicing, it has a little kickstand to keep it upright.

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10. DOCTOR WHO; $19

 

Further proof that there is no end to Doctor Who-branded merchandise: a Sonic Screwdriver that can cut pizza. The 9-inch pizza cutter is officially licensed and makes sound effects while you slice.

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11. GUITAR; $11

 

This wooden pizza cutter is perfect for people who like to shred on guitars and pizza alike.

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Watch Astronauts Assemble Pizza in Space
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Most everyone enjoys a good pizza party: Even astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.

As this video from NASA shows, assembling pizza in zero gravity is not only possible, it also has delicious results. The inspiration for the pizza feast came from Paolo Nespoli, an Italian astronaut who was craving one of his home country’s national dishes while working on the ISS. NASA’s program manager for the space station, Kirk Shireman, sympathized with his colleague and ordered pizzas to be delivered to the station.

NASA took a little longer responding to the request than your typical corner pizzeria might. The pizzas were delivered via the Orbital ATK capsule, and once they arrived, the ingredients had to be assembled by hand. The components didn’t differ too much from regular pizzas on Earth: Flatbread, tomato sauce, and cheese served as the base, and pepperoni, pesto, olives, and anchovy paste made up the toppings. Before heating them up, the astronauts had some fun with their creations, twirling them around like "flying saucers of the edible kind,” according to astronaut Randy Bresnik.

In case the pizza party wasn’t already a success, it also coincided with movie night on the International Space Station.

[h/t KHQ Q6]

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A Slice Above the Rest? Pizza Could Earn UNESCO World Heritage Status
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People all around the world love pizza. But the dish has special significance for Italians: It's widely believed that a 19th-century Naples man named Raffaele Esposito invented the modern iteration of the sliced pie. To celebrate this culinary legacy, Food & Wine reports that more than two million Italians have petitioned for pizza to be given UNESCO World Heritage status.

Launched in 2006, UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list recognizes traditional practices and activities around the world—including music, food, and dance—that shape national identity. Delicious additions have included Turkish coffee, Croatian gingerbread, Japanese washoku, the Mediterranean diet, and the cuisines of Mexico and France. Not just any food can be added to the list, however: UNESCO honors (and aims to preserve) only traditional cooking methods that were pioneered by a single nation.

Pizza makers in Naples argue that their wares fit the bill, as Neapolitan pizza was born in their home city. As The Telegraph reports, they also hope that a special UNESCO designation will protect pizza from "food piracy and appropriation." This offense includes using non-Italian ingredients and unorthodox toppings and sauces. (Pineapple, anyone?)

UNESCO's committee on cultural heritage meets in Seoul, South Korea, in early December. There, they will decide whether Neapolitan pizza deserves a spot on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list—and maybe even enjoy a slice or two themselves.

[h/t Food & Wine]

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