Pizza is so good that people will buy three or four of them instead of getting that coffee table they so desperately need. So it should come as no surprise that a study conducted by CiCi's Pizza recently concluded that the average American eats 6,000 slices of pizza over the course of their lifetime. And probably only owns a couple of coffee tables.
For those of you who're wondering, that's roughly eight slices per month, which... is a bit low, at least for us (try eight slices a week, AMIRITE?!). The data is based on information supplied by the 1,000 people that were surveyed, most of whom believed that they started eating pizza regularly at around the age of 8. Some outliers, however, began their love affair with pizza as early as age 2 (probably including the guy who's eating pizza every day this year).
The study also took note of the country's favorite pizza topping (pepperoni, duh), and its "dream" topping -- lobster. Stay weird, America. And eat more pizza.
Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and actually eats about eight slices a week. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.