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Yes, the pizza you see above is real, and it’s from Pizza Hut China. Simply put, it’s “a hotdog encrusted shrimp tempura pizza with mayonnaise.” We’ve created a video countdown showcasing five more weird items from around the world. Continue reading to see more.

Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 by brothers Dan and Frank Carney in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas. When a friend suggested opening a pizza parlor – then a rarity- they agreed that the idea could prove successful, and they borrowed $600 from their mother to start a business with partner John Bender.

Renting a small building at 503 South Bluff in downtown Wichita and purchasing secondhand equipment to make pizzas, the Carneys and Bender opened the first Pizza Hut restaurant; on opening night, they gave pizza away to encourage community interest. A year later, in 1959, Pizza Hut was incorporated in Kansas, and Dick Hassur opened the first franchise unit in Topeka.

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