Pizza is undoubtedly one of the most popular foods in the world. You can walk up to almost any stranger in the street and ask them what their favorite food is, and there s a good chancePthat their first thought will be this
I m assuming thatPwe re all familiar with this great cuisine, and if you re not where have you been? You know all about the different flavors, the variety of toppings available, the different kinds of bases and crusts etc. , but have you ever wondered why this round delicacy comes in a square box? This puzzling question has come up many times inPconversations with friends, so I decided that it was time to solve this puzzle once and for all. Let s start at the manufacturing stage. Square boxes are simply easier and cheaper to make. Why? Because a square box can be formed from a single sheet of cardboard. Also, it s useful for pizza boxes to start asPnothing more than flat sheets of cardboard so that they can be stored easily. Remember, thousands of people order pizzas in every minute! Then, as and when required, these sheets can be folded into boxes in the shop itself. Easy! The square nature of the boxes also makes them easier to store, since they are more stable than round boxes. The argument ofPsquare boxes being easier to make and store is rather obvious, but let s take a look at exactly what is required toPmake a round box.
Firstly, it would be very difficult and demand a lot of work to not only manufacture, but alsoPconstruct the round box on site. Furthermore,Pit would be expensive to ship/transport Pthese fully constructed round boxes. In addition, pizzeria owners would have to store these fully constructed round boxes, which would take up far too much space. Finally,Pit turns out that a round box needs to be assembled from at least four separate sections, and may even need to pressed together by special machinery. That sounds like a lot of work and resources just to deliver a pie and then have the hungry consumer toss the box in the recycling bin! Not to mention, a round box also needs to be constructed in two separate parts the container and the lid. Think about the technical aspects of a round box. Don t you think that it s one or two hinges would be small and easy to break or be damaged? A square box, in comparison, has a relatively large and stable hinge that is very difficult to damage. Now, onto the space within a square box. Obviously, since the square box is accommodating a round pizza, there will be space left in the four corners of the box. This space makes it much easier for a person to lift up a piece of pizza.
The space in the corners can also be used to keep extra items,P like oregano and the all-important chili flakes. We also have to consider the aesthetic appearance of a square box. The square shape isPsomething that has traditionally been used for many purposes and it makesPsense that they arePpreferred over other shapes, such as octagons and hexagons (although there are some pizzas that are sold in these box shapes). Enjoy Your Round Pizza! Finally, the question that has been haunting pizza lovers for centuries has been solved, and next time you wonder why your delicious round pizza is being delivered in a square box, simply slide your fingers into that convenient space in the corner of the box and start enjoying yourPslice of pepperoni pizza perfection! A subreddit for you to share those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar. Showerthought is a loose term that applies to the types of thoughts you might have while carrying out a routine task like showering, driving, or daydreaming. At their best, Showerthoughts are universally relatable and find the amusing/interesting within the mundane. Please be respectful of others submissions. Rudeness is unacceptable. All content must be original and unique. Submissions that match (or echo similar sentiments to) ideas offered by other people will be removed, regardless of whether or not those ideas have appeared on reddit.
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