Cake might be the traditional marker of a birthday done right, but some people are firmly in the birthday-pie camp. Others interpret the term pie a bit more liberally—like the Pope, for one.
Earlier this week, Pope Francis turned 81 years old, and to celebrate, he had a 13-foot-long pizza adorned with a single candle. There was cake as well, but not even this impressive number from Rome's Hedera Sweetness & Co. could steal the spotlight from four meters of cheese- and tomato-topped carbs.
He blew out the candle with the help of children from a local health clinic. He also apparently told them eating pizza will make them grow, which is basically what we were taught about eating broccoli, except 10 times more exciting.
Pope Francis turns 81, blows out birthday candle on extra-long pizza at the Vatican. https://t.co/7si4JWAWoD— AP Europe (@AP_Europe) December 17, 2017
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