There’s now solid, scientific proof that you should always order the bigger pizza. NPR’s *Planet Money* compiled data from over 74,000 pizzas from 3,678 different U.S. pizzerias to confirm once and for all that a larger pizza is always a better deal. It essentially boils down to this: Because a pizza is a circle, the area of the circle increases with the radius. Thus, a 16-inch pizza is actually four times bigger than an 8-inch pizza. Reporter Quoctrung Bui made an incredible interactive chart that exists over on the *Planet Money* site, but a screenshot is pasted below, just so you get the rough idea. So, order the big pizza. Science is on your side.

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