1. Seamless restaurant partner Buca Di Beppo holds the World Record (certified by the good people over at The Guinness Book) for creating the world’s largest serving of spaghetti. In March 2010, the folks at Buca Di Beppo’s Garden Grove, California location successfully filled a swimming pool with more than 13,780 pounds of the good stuff. (We take it they’re still burning off those carbs!)
2. There’s significant historical debate on the origins of spaghetti. While modern rumors have it that Marco Polo imported spaghetti to Italy from China in the 13th Century, there is historical evidence that pasta was being eaten by the Etruscans who lived in modern day Italy as early as the 4th Century BC. Either way, Marco Polo is super cool.
3. One of the best April Fools Day pranks ever involved the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) convincing the people of the United Kingdom that spaghetti grew on trees, which is about as highbrow brilliant as it gets.
4. There is an entire religious movement devoted to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
5. Famous Spaghetti Quote: Sofia Loren notably said, “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
6. According to the etiquette columnist Miss Manners, “A fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.” No spoon necessary!