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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Orders a Pizza

How Lin-Manuel Miranda Orders a Pizza

Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for his tour de force music, book, lyrics, and starring performance in Hamilton. Comedian Daniel Thrasher and his friends poke fun at Lin-Manuel’s distinctive style and enunciation as he attempts to place the most ridiculously complicated pizza order ever.

Da Cracka Freeze Dried Pizza Slices

Da Cracka Freeze Dried Pizza Slices
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Taking a page out of Back to the Future II, Hawaii’s Holomua Kitchen makes and sells skinny slices of freeze-dried pepperoni pizza, packed in an airtight bag. We haven’t tasted this crispy, crunchy snack food yet, but the 5-star reviews on Etsy sound quite promising.

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Viking Pizza Cutter

Viking Pizza Cutter
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While checking out a Viking Pizza Axe, we came across a design from Umar’s Art Work that looks like a more practical way to cut a pizza. It has a handmade steel blade with Viking-inspired runes, and wooden handles. Its curved ulu-style edge slices neatly through pizza without toppings getting stuck like with a pizza wheel.

Pizza Beach Blanket

Pizza Beach Blanket
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Going to the beach and eating pepperoni pizza are two of our favorite things, so this microfiber beach blanket makes perfect sense to us. While you can’t actually eat this 5-foot diameter pepperoni pie, you can always use your phone to have a pizza delivered while you sunbathe on it.

Scorpio Pizza Oven

Scorpio Pizza Oven

This stainless steel outdoor oven bakes up evenly-cooked Neapolitan pizzas thanks in part to its rotating 16″ pizza stone. Its reverse-flow draft design helps maintain temperature up to 850ºF for perfectly crisp pizzas in less than 90 seconds. Its wood or propane-powered flame can also sear meats and veggies.

Fanciest Pizza Cutter Ever

Fanciest Pizza Cutter Ever

A store-bought pizza cutter is usually made from stainless steel. The guys from Waterjet Channel decided to make one from Damascus steel and titanium instead, so they teamed up with Jesse and Jeff from Vegas Forge to create this impressive wheel for slicing with style. Though we’d hate to get cheese all over it.

Casting a Pizza in Resin

Casting a Pizza in Resin

After the Waterjet Channel’s less-than-perfect attempt to preserve a whole pizza in resin, maker Peter Brown thought he might be able to do better given his extensive experience with casting. It took a lot of pre-work, but the finished piece is the perfect pizza serving tray.

Capt’n Cook Pizza Oven

Capt’n Cook Pizza Oven
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This smokeless outdoor propane cooker not only bakes perfectly crisp pizza crust but also gets the toppings right. Its top oven and pizza stone heats from the bottom, while its bottom oven heats from above. It can also be used for cooking steaks, baking casseroles, and more with a top temperature of 500º F.

Cooking a Wool Pizza

Cooking a Wool Pizza

Stop-motion filmmaker and artist Andrea Love shared another one of her wonderfully creative short films. Using nothing more than a needle, felt, and her creativity, she baked up a tiny textile pizza that looks good enough to eat. Her Belgian waffles look yummy too.

Iron Chef Dad vs. Dominos Pizza

Iron Chef Dad vs. Dominos Pizza

YouTuber Jet Bent-Lee’s dad is Iron Chef competitor Susur Lee. Every now and then, Jet buys his dad an everyday food item and asks him to improve upon it. In this video, the elder Lee takes two loaded Dominos pizzas and turns them into a gourmet meal.

Rube Goldberg Pizza Machine

Rube Goldberg Pizza Machine

While you could just order in, some of us enjoy homemade pizza. Why make your pizza by hand, when you can have a machine make it for you? IDEAS EN 5 AÑOS built this over-engineered Rube Goldberg machine that evenly distributees the sauce, cheese, and toppings onto spinning pizza dough. Too bad it can’t cook it too.

Modernist Pizza

Modernist Pizza
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Nathan Myhrvold and his team expand their fantastic Modernist Cuisine series with a 3-volume encyclopedia all about pizza. The books break down the history of pizza, ingredients and techniques, and include more than 1000 recipes and 3700 photos of creative and delicious pizzas inspired by pizzerias around the globe.

Stop-Motion LEGO Pizza

Stop-Motion LEGO Pizza

Stop-motion animator Bebop cooks up a delicious pizza with the help of some unconventional ingredients, including 2×2, 2×3, 2×4, and other studded plastic blocks. The 2-minute film is comprised of roughly 3,300 photos, and an unknown quantity of LEGO bricks.

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Rube Goldberg Pizza Factory

Rube Goldberg Pizza Factory

Rube Goldberg machine creator Joseph’s Machines came up with the best way to make pizza ever. The clever invention uses a model railroad engine to spin the pizza, while various other mechanisms layer on the ingredients. Now he just needs to figure out a way to move it into the oven.

Firepod Portable Pizza Oven

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Would you love to make super crisp, fresh-baked pizza at home? The Firepod is a compact propane pizza oven that can cook pizzas on its efficient hot stone surface. In addition it doubles as a hot rock cook set, or upgraded with a BBQ griddle. Special price through 6.1.2021 in The Awesomer Shop.

The Pizza Compass

The Pizza Compass

A normal compass uses the Earth’s magnetism to point North. But wouldn’t it be useful if compasses could point to more specific things? WIRED challenged maker Joe Grand to build a compass that sniffs out places that serve pizza and points its user in the right direction for a pepperoni fix no matter where they are.

Froot Loops Pizza

Froot Loops Pizza

Follow your nose to Des Moines, Iowa’s Fong’s Pizza for a truly unusual breakfast food, a pizza that’s been covered with Froot Loops. Instead of milk, the colorful cereal Os sits in a bath of sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, with a drizzle of Greek yogurt and condensed milk. Lactaid sold separately.

Babish: The Jerk’s Pizza in a Cup

Babish: The Jerk’s Pizza in a Cup

Binging with Babish celebrates five years of pop culture cooking videos with a delicious take on the Pizza in a Cup from Steve Martin’s The Jerk. Both the Instagram-worthy mug version and the sandwich version are easy to replicate, and you can grab the recipes here.

Making a Mini Pizza Oven

Making a Mini Pizza Oven

Hungry for just a little pizza? Tysy Tube Constructions might be able to help. Watch as they build a teeny tiny oven using miniature real bricks, and is capable of cooking actual pizzas. This is so much cooler than an Easy-Bake Oven.

LEGO Pizza Factory

LEGO Pizza Factory

LEGO builder The Brick Wall has created machines that can make tasty tapas, veggie cars, and even cook breakfast. His latest creation can assemble a pizza, from smoothly applying tomato sauce, to sprinkling cheese and toppings evenly across its surface. Now he just needs to make a LEGO brick oven to cook it in.

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Fremont Wood Fire Pizza Oven

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Cook a perfect restaurant-quality pizza on your deck with this high-heat steel oven. It cooks with the power of wood pellets and can hit temperatures as high as 900ºF, firing delicious pizzas and searing meats in minutes. Save an additional $27 with code PIZZA27 for a limited time.

Pizza Boss 3000

Pizza Boss 3000
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Resembling a miniature circular saw, Fred’s Pizza Boss 3000 makes quick work of pepperoni, cheese, and crust. It features a contoured grip, engineering-grade plastics, and a laser-etched stainless steel blade to ensure clean cuts.

Realistic Food Embroidery

Realistic Food Embroidery

Kyoto, Japan artist Ipnot creates some of the most impressive embroideries we’ve ever laid eyes on, sewing intricate images of food items. Among his designs is a photorealistic slice of pizza that looks like it has melted cheese made out of threads. Check out more of his incredible creations on Instagram.

Large LEGO Pizza

Large LEGO Pizza

A while back, Bebop made a stop-motion animation of a pizza made of LEGO bricks. But what’s better than a LEGO pizza? An extra large LEGO pizza like the one in this delicious looking follow-up video. We’re just looking forward to all of the cold plastic leftovers tomorrow.

Camp Chef Pizza Oven

Camp Chef Pizza Oven
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Camp Chef’s tabletop propane pizza oven sets up quickly and easily outdoors, and fires up beautifully crisp pizzas in minutes. It has a smooth ceramic pizza stone and double-walled ceiling for distributing heat, and can hit temperatures up to 700º. Its cooking surface measures 13.25″ x 20″ and can also be used to roast meats.

Making Giant Hot Pockets

Making Giant Hot Pockets

If there’s one thing lots of people are eating these days, it’s microwave meals. Sitting near the top of the nukable lunch heap are Hot Pockets. HellthyJunkFood thinks the standard portion size isn’t big enough, so they decided jumbo-size their own homemade Hot Pockets. Now with 2.5x more mouth burns!

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