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Master-Pizza: Nearly Mile-Long Pie Made in Milan

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    Judge of the Guinness World Records Lorenzo Veltri checks the length of a pizza at the Expo 2015 world's fair in Rho, near Milan, Saturday, June 20, 2015. More than 60 of Italy's best pizza-makers worked through the night to create a 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long pizza at Milan's world fair. Their toil was rewarded with a proclamation by Guinness World Records judge Saturday that it was the world's longest pizza. Expo organizers said the record-setting pie, made with 1.5 tons of mozzarella and 2 tons of tomato sauce, weighed some 5 tons in all.

    The wait was on the long side for the pizza — 18 hours — but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.

    More than 60 of Italy's best pizza-makers toiled through the night to create the pizza at Milan's world fair, Expo 2015. Their handiwork was rewarded with a proclamation by a Guinness World Records judge Saturday that it was the world's longest pizza. Expo organizers said the record-setting pie, made with 1.5 tons of mozzarella and 2 tons of tomato sauce, weighed some 5 tons in all.

    The creation topped the previous record-holder, a 1.1415-kilometer-long pizza made in Spain.

    Fair-goers could eat slices of the Milan pizza for free. Pizza is a popular street food in Italy, as it is elsewhere — but there the slices are long and rectangular, rather than the ubiquitous triangular American slice.