How to Protect Your Mouth From Hot Pizza; Injuries Have Doubled in Last 2 Years

February 10, 2020

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For anyone who has ever burned the top of their mouth after biting into a hot slice of pizza, Lifehacker has a tip on how to protect yourself going forward. The outlet says that an easy solution is to drape cold slices of mortadella over the hot slice. Author Claire Lower says she learned of this trick from Bon Aptetit's New York restaurant guide. In related news, The New York Post reports that the number of ER vistis involving pizza went up by more than 50 percent in 2018, with over 3,800 ER visits involving our favorite pie that year. The outlet says the injuries varied from sort of normal injuries like delivery people falling, or pizza-makers cutting their fingers, to some more bizarre incidents. For example, a 17-year-old man poked the roof of his mouth with a fork while eating pizza, while an 18-year-old woman swallowed her tongue ring while eating a slice.