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TikToker Claims He Knows Real Reason Why Pizzas Come With Plastic Stool

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A TikTok user has shared his theory about the real reason why pizza boxes contain a little plastic three-pronged stool... type... thing.

Many of us have assumed the strange little gizmo is there to hold up the lid of the box, in turn avoiding any toppings getting squashed by the cardboard.

According to Wikipedia (which is, of course, the font of all knowledge-that-is-probably-true), the object is often referred to as a 'pizza saver', 'pizza table' or 'pizza stool', and is used to 'prevent the top of a food container, such as a pizza box or cake box, from collapsing in at the centre and touching the food inside'.

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There's also a secondary purpose, apparently, in that it helps the pizza stay together during delivery after it's been cut into slices.

However, TikToker Seb Web (@sebweb67) believes there's even more to it, having claimed the stool is more of a hygiene device.

Credit: TikTok/@sebweb67
Credit: TikTok/@sebweb67

Sharing a video of him tucking into a margherita pizza, Seb wrote: "How old were you when you realised this little that comes with your pizza is actually there to stop you touching other slices?"

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To prove his point, he filmed himself picking up the stool from the centre of the pizza and placing it onto a slice adjacent to the one he wanted to eat.

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Pressing down on the stool, he then picks up the piece next to it with his other hand - tearing his slice off easily without having to touch the second, so that it remains perfectly untainted for another diner.

The video has been viewed more than 800,000 times on TikTok, with many people commenting to get involved in the debate.

This stock image from 2007 suggests he may actually be right... Credit: PA
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While some people have clearly had their minds blown by the clip, others seem a little less convinced.

One person commented: "I was today years old. I thought it helped keep the pieces together when the mad bikers drive like they're fricking Formula 1 drivers."

While some simply posted mind-blown emojis, another added: "Age: Now."

But another person insisted: "It's to stop the lid hitting the topping."

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One TikToker said they just 'thought it was a table for a Barbie', while another person also wrote: "That's not what it's for but ok."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@sebweb67

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]