Local Italian Restaurant Partners with NASA to Present Total Solar Eclipse

COMMUNITY » Just For Fun | August 19th, 2017

DALLAS & HOUSTON, TX – “Not since the eclipse of February 26, 1979 have we seen a total solar eclipse of this magnitude” said NASA scientist John Merrifield, quickly adding “or of this taste.” Merrifield works in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory department of NASA, and claims there has been no better use of American rockets since the lunar landing in 1969. “It’s about time someone brought pizza into space.”

On August 21st of this year, a total solar eclipse will cross over 12 of the contiguous United States, starting as a partial eclipse in the morning on the coast of Oregon and ending later the same day as a partial eclipse on the coast of South Carolina. In the past, solar eclipses have exclusively resulted from the Moon passing in front of the Sun, but thanks to the hard work of the dedicated chefs at local Dallas Italian chain Campisi’s Restaurants and over 40 scientists from multiple departments at NASA, an enormous pizza will now be the culprit.

“We chose pepperoni because we thought the slices would pay homage to the craters of our moon,” said David Campisi when asked how toppings were chosen for the 2,159 mile-wide pizza, “We knew immediately to stay away from toppings such as pineapple, mushrooms, or shrimp as to avoid any sort of cosmic controversy.”

Previous record holders for the world’s largest pizza pale in comparison to the gargantuan size of this solar eclipse pizza. Weighing in at over 1.2 million tons, the pizza was made with over 400,000 tons of flour, 160,000 tons of cheese, 150,000 tons of tomato, and 80,000 tons of pepperoni (data based on estimates).

While viewers in the Dallas area will not experience totality, which occurs when the Moon (or in this case a pizza as wide as 1/10 the circumference of the Earth) completely blocks out the Sun, they can still view a significant partial eclipse around 1PM. Do not look directly at the Sun during the eclipse, as the light can damage your retinas, and even lead to blindness.

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