GDC Morning WACH 10-30-13

Good Day Columbia Morning WACH

Here is your Good Day Columbia GDC Morning WACH for Wednesday October 30, 2013:

A fun morning, with generals, pizza, and computers.

A sit down with the new General

Brig. General Bradley Becker joined us this morning to talk about his vision for Fort Jackson moving forward. If you want to learn more about the Fort, and the many interesting things that are offered to the citizens of the area, check out the site HERE.

Pizza â?? filling bellies since 940 AD

October is national pizza month, and our friend from Noahâ??s Antica Pizzeria joined us to share some interesting spins on the old favorite. Here are some pizza fun facts:

The Most famous pizza in Italy: Pizza Margherita

The Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito created the "Pizza Margherita," a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil.

These colors represent the colors of the Italian Flag.

Spartans flattened dough on their shields, used feta cheese and figs and the sun cooked the pizza.

Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second.

36 percent of those pizza slices are pepperoni slices, making pepperoni the number one choice among pizza toppings in the United States.

People don't really need a special month for pizza in a country where there are an estimated 63,000 pizzerias and 94% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month. The figures equal the consumption of about 45 slices of pizza per person in the U.S. each year.

About 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in the U.S.

Pizza accounts for more than 10 percent of all food service sales

Have you seen a giraffe on Facebook?

Facebook; where millions of people spend countless hours posting pictures of food, silly things they saw online, and chatting away with friends worldwide. But a recent trend has some people worried. Giraffesâ?¦ everywhere. All over Facebook people's profile pictures are being changed into various pictures of our awkward but majestic friend, the Giraffe. So what is it? Is it a conspiracy? A deadly virus sweeping the Internet and stealing all your private information? In today's Tech Talk Our resident texpert and NON Giraffe Stephen Miano sits down with Janet clue us in to the dangers that areâ?¦ the giraffe riddle!

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