A Mathematical Guide to Why Folded Pizza Is Delicious

Shaunacy Ferro

Unless you’re eating a slice of New York-style pizza with a knife and fork, chances are you’re doing some folding. And whether you know it or not, you’re harnessing the power of math with every bite.

Let the video series Numberphile and Cliff Stoll (who’s famous for taking down a 1980s hacker as well as predicting some of the internet’s downsides way back in 1995) explain just how the 19th century German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss influences how you hold your slice. It’s all about those delicious, greasy curves.

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