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On Wednesday, Domino’s Pizza succeeded in transporting two pizzas to a customer in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand by drone thanks to a partnership with UAV delivery service Flirtey. Domino’s Group CEO Don Meij notes:

“We invested in this partnership, and technology, because we believe drone delivery will be an essential component of our pizza deliveries, so even more customers can receive the freshest, hottest pizza we can offer. I am proud of this partnership that has not only delivered this momentous event, but is leading the world for this important technology.”

The company is hoping to expand the service in the future, but it is currently only available to customers living within 1.5 kilometers of its Whangaparaoa store. Watch the drone delivery below. [click to continue…]

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In a moment of brilliance, Lollyphile transformed pizza into lollipop form and presented it to the masses. It’s pizza…on a stick…with sugar. The ultimate food.

The pops are available in groups of 4, 12 or 36, with prices ranging from $8 to $54. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]

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The brother of imgur user TherOboticdan realizes that dressing up as the Little Caesars mascot for Halloween can only be done effectively when real (but not Little Caesars) pizzas are used, so he acted accordingly by complementing his toga with two actual pies mounted on a spear.

As awesome as this is, we expect that the experience was brought to a quick end either by an inability to resist the lure of the world’s best food, or an endless barrage of “can I have a slice?” Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Crazy food on the Internet is at it’s best when it is part genius and part madness. But the nugget of genius is so powerful that any potential flaws in the design are completely ignored. These recipes usually involve pizza.

Such is the case with The Vulgar Chef’s Pizza Koozie. Hot greasy hands? I don’t know what you’re talking about.

See how it was done in the video below. [click to continue…]

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What you are looking at here is the nuclear option in a ugly Christmas sweater war. If you wear the “All I Want for Christmas is Pizza” crewneck sweatshirt at the office party, the blast radius (which is a odd mixture of horror, disgust, hunger, amusement and respect) will cover an entire city block.

All I Want for Christmas is Pizza Sweatshirt ($59.84)

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Pizza and the great outdoors have been combined into the ultimate summer camp hosted by the Minneapolis Pizza Club and Grown-Up Club.

The adult camp is for those who not only love pizza, but want to immerse themselves in the pizza lifestyle and hang out with like-minded individuals. Besides actually creating and eating pizza, campers were entertained with pizza-inspired arts, crafts and performances and also received Pizza Camp gift bags containing pizza-themed apparel and enamel camp pins (for traditionalists, there were also more familiar activities such as archery and canoeing).

The most recent installment of the overnight event went down last weekend, with participants shelling out $125 per person for programming, lodging and food. However, plans are apparently already in the works for next year’s retreat. Check out more pics and videos below. [click to continue…]

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Japanese hobbyist @38beem built a teeny-tiny wood-fired oven, which he then used to bake teeny-tiny pizzas. Uh…Bruce Lee and some Pokemon helped. Bruce was really PUMPED about it.

Check out some of the tweets outlining the process below. [click to continue…]

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For the little girl in the video below, the thought of a pizza boyfriend is downright hilarious. It could be because she hasn’t yet fully embraced the overwhelming joy of the world’s most perfect food, or because she’s simply giddy over the thought of a companion that will never disappoint. Whatever the case, the result is adorable.

You’ll also see that there are others who are willing to take their relationship with pizza to the next level. [click to continue…]

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We are, as a species, making great strides in global pizza deployment. Domino’s has already unveiled a robotic pizza delivery tank and a specialized delivery vehicle. The Xavier University in Ohio even has a pizza vending machine to allow their (mutant?) students to get hot ‘n’ fresh pizza quickly. Now Domino’s in New Zealand has announced that they will soon be completing deliveries with flying drones, thanks to a partnership with drone-focused delivery firm Flirtey. They made their announcement by completing a test delivery of a piping hot pizza in Auckland using a drone built with the help of 3D printing. [click to continue…]

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I have some good news, America – you’re getting your very first pizza ATM!

Engineers in The Netherlands developed and utilized the technology years ago, but it is finally being put to use Stateside at the Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. And before you ask, no – that’s not where the X-Men live. We checked. Twice.

Xavier U’s pizzas are being prepared and loaded into the machine by staff in the dining hall who, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier, have had “40 hours of training each from a French chef” (and none of whom have any special mutations that might aid in their pizza-making). Once someone places an order (they cost just under $10) their preferred pizza is cooked in a convention oven at 475 degrees, then packaged into a box and slid out of a hilariously-shaped slot on the front of the machine. The whole process takes about three minutes, which is three minutes in which you could be eating a pizza, but aren’t.

The pizza ATM will open to the public on August 8th, but as the building it’s in closes and locks up at 8pm it’ll only be available to Xavier students who, incidentally, are not the next step in human evolution.

(WCPO and Journal-News via Eater)