Enthusiastic Mathematician Explains The Best Way To Eat Pizza [Video]


Mathematician Clifford Stoll has turned his attention to the most popular method of pizza consumption and concluded that it is “remarkable”.

Stoll reports that pizza prefers a Gaussian curvature despite being partially flat and having no natural curvatures. Humans correct this by folding the slice in half lengthwise using mathematician Carl Gauss’s “theorem egregium” or “remarkable theorem.” This improves the slice’s rigidity and makes it easier to eat.

So if you don’t fold your pizza when eating, you’re doing it wrong. Another of life’s great debates has been solved by math.

At any rate, if you’re good with numbers or you just want to watch a guy get super excited about pizza math, you can check out the video below.

(via BoingBoing)

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