World Pizza Championships, 2011 [Photograph: WFAA.com]

Whether you call it spinning, tossing, twirling, or nothing at all, you probably have an opinion about this contentiously self-proclaimed sport. I'm not talking about a gentle toss to give that dough a good stretch; I'm referring to the hardcore acrobatic spinning of throw dough, almost always accompanied by a pretty...special...soundtrack. Case in point:

Nazionale Italiana Acrobati Pizzaioli

For the record, I'll admit it. I'm completely and utterly mesmerized. And for those skeptics ready to dismiss the practice entirely, consider this fancy scientific article about how pizza tossing is basically going to save the world. Now for your thoughts, please!

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