From the dawn of time, people have gathered to share bread covered in robust sauce, creamy cheese, and roasted veggies. Sliced into triangles, cut into squares, or served whole, pizza is one of the foods every American can agree on. Ping-pong has been an Olympic sport since 1988, with several event categories such as men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. American’s love pizza, and they definitely enjoy their pong!
Pizza, amIright?! If you grew up in the American public school system, one of the days you looked forward to at lunch was pizza day. Waiting in line, drooling at that familiar smell, dreaming of the deliciousness that was to come. In the United States, pizza is the king and queen of quick meals. It hits a number of the food groups, and can provide someone the chance to cure hunger pangs and cravings.
Americans LOVE Pizza!
- An estimated 3 billion pizzas are sold every year in the United States.
- 350. That’s the number of slices of pizza that are sold every second in the US.
- 23. That’s how many pounds of pizza the average American eats every year.
- 93% of Americans will eat pizza at least once in the next 30 days.
- In a typical pizza-eating session, an adult consumes 744 calories.
Why Pizza Needs Pong
Elite ping-pong competitors burn an average of 500 calories per match, so really it’s like you’re only eating 244 of those 744 calories. Are we elite status? Can we make you an elite? Heck yes! Seems legit? We’ll break it down for you.
A person weighs 160 pounds and plays table tennis (a task that has a MET value of 4.0) for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
How many calories have they burned in this time?
160 pounds = 72.73kg
1 hour and 20 minutes = 80 minutes
Calories Burned from Calisthenics (per minute) = (4.0 x 72.73 x 3.5) / 200
Calories Burned from Calisthenics (per minute) = 5.0911
Calories Burned from Calisthenics (for 80 minutes) = 5.0911 x 80
Calories Burned from Calisthenics (for 80 minutes) = 407
407 is basically 500 if you round up to the farthest hundred. This keeps you at 244 calories for the night; the same as if you ate two large apples.
If you give a Muse a pizza, they’ll make it into pong.