Pizza is one of America's favorite comfort foods. It's estimated that Americans eat three billion pizzas every year. That equates to about $38 billion in pizza sales for the national chains, the local pizzerias, and the take and bake crowd who likes to heat their pizza up at home.

Because pizza is such an iconic food in this country there have been numerous attempts made on how to define "the proper way to eat pizza".  There have been discussions on whether you should fold your slice or which end of the slice you should begin biting first.

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There are also those that will get up in your face about the way the pie is sliced too. Some people prefer the standard eight slice method. I know for me, it's the one I prefer. No matter what size the pizza happens to be you still get a pretty good quantity of food when you cut it up that way.

There are some people who like to have their pizza cut into squares. I find that to be okay if the pizza is a rectangle but if it's round, I really would like a traditional slice. But it's those "incomplete slices" that we are here to talk about today.

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What is an incomplete slice? Well, that's where the pizza maker has cut the pie into slices but the cuts did not go all the way through the crust of the pie. You've probably experienced a scenario where you grab one slice and another slice joined at the crust or at the tip wants to come along for the ride. Or, even worse, you leave most of your toppings in the box because they slid off the crust.

TikTok user @eatmorebread appears to have solved the "incomplete slice" issue by using a very simple hack. Here, check it out.

 

Did you see what @eatmorebread did? They used the legs of the little plastic thingy that comes with many delivery pizzas to aid in the cutting process. This accomplishes a couple of things. First, you can sequester your slice and only your slice for removal from the box. Second, by using the plastic device you don't have to put your hands on any of the other slices of pizza in the box.

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By the way, the plastic thingy that looks like a patio table for small animals is actually called a pizza saver. The pizza saver was invented in 1985 at a New York pizzeria and its original purpose was to make sure the lid of the box didn't mash into the top of the pie. In my opinion, having most of your pizza stuck to the lid is the grown-up equivalent of dropping your ice cream cone.

Oh, and one more thing about the pizza saver, don't throw it away the next time you get a pizza delivered. Wash it off and save it because it makes a dandy phone holder. Or you can get really crazy with your pizza saver like these folks did.

So, do you feel as if you've learned something new?

I think this hack could be quite useful in many social situations where you don't want to appear like a pig or put your grubby hands on other people's food. I do think the method is a bit cumbersome though.

I can only imagine how long it would take a middle school teacher to cut a medium pie into 32 slices for the "pizza party" the class won because they collected the most cans or boxtops or sold the most chocolate or Liberty Cards.

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You know you're from South Louisiana if you remember the Liberty Card and were ever fortunate enough to ride in the limo with John O but that's another memory for another time.  Meanwhile, you can now hygienically grab your pizza and share a great phone hack in the process.

So, what about pineapples? On pizza? Nope. But for these other great uses, sure go right ahead.

 

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