Seriously, you guys, this is a real story. The Japanese branch of popular American circle-of-grease manufacturer Domino's has unveiled plans to build a dome-shaped Domino's pizza on the moon. The moon. The artist's rendering, above, features a drive-through which the Domino's concept artist thinks you'll be able to drive a space-motorcycle through.
Click to launch a guide to the new features of the Domino's on the moon.
So, obvious first questions first, is this actually going to get made? No, because a spokesman for Domino's estimates it'll cost about ¥1.67 trillion--about $21.74 billion--to build, with about $7.3 billion required just to get the materials out to the moon. Of course, Domino's does note that the plan calls for keeping costs down by making concrete out of "mineral deposits on the moon." (Might we suggest using Enrico Dini's moon-dust 3-D printer?) Another reason this won't actually get made: the moon has a permanent resident population of zero. A Domino's spokesperson says "we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open," although "never" seems like a pretty fair guess.
But the plans are pretty cool: it would be a two-story dome with a diameter of 26 meters, with a ton of storage space and places to grow pizza-making ingredients with LED lights, since they can't very well plant a garden out back and it'd get awfully expensive to rent a Soyuz or SpaceX rocket every time the kitchen needs a new bucket of sauce.
Theoretically, this is just a PR-friendly response to Pizza Hut's 2001 space-delivery, but the Domino's spokesperson insists the company is actually just thinking ahead. "In the future," he said, "we anticipate there will be many people living on the moon, astronauts who are working there and, in the future, citizens of the moon."
[via The Telegraph]
Chances are, though, It'll come true 20 years after everyone stops laughing at it.
is this even worth writing about
no gravity, no fun ^^
but still nice glance into the future ^^
PS: and of cource its worth to write about, what kind of scientist we would be excluding half of hypotheses.... ^^
bored? lets go mine the stars... ^^
Wow, you have to admire a pizza company that thinks for the future and wishes to stand my motto. “We’ll deliver you pizza in 30 minutes or the pizza is free ". They want to be ready for all the Moon space hotels showering up. This is so cool! And how lucky for Dominos’ in making all that pizza, the cheese is free, because everyone knows the moon is made of cheese!
Dit...Dit... Dit,Dit...NEWS FLASH! The moon was attack today! Its seems a delivery of Dominos pizza ingredients was delivered to the moon from Japan. Now the moon seems to be falling apart and it's being devoured from within by all these little tiny transparent mice!
I'd rather have a pizza hut on the moon. why? cheese crust!
I want a trampoline on my ceiling now!
I can't stop laughing at the motorcycle!
Dit...Ditt.... Dit,Dit, This just in...
Whew, well the owner of the Domino's company finally got the transparent mice under control. But now worries have come up of a rogue asteroid the Chinese had put into orbit around planet earth, is heading straight for the Moon Restaurant...... Its seems the Japanese owner of the restaurant does not get along with the Chinese Engineering firm controlling the asteroid…. Dit… Ditt… Dit, what’s that, oh really, Yes, the Chinese are complaining that their pizza was all crumbs and now the space station on the asteroid is full of these tiny transparent mice….
Haha! Amazing. Just amazing. Moon motorcycle, stair car, moon darts, moon this, moon that. I love it. Good for them though. It won't be a joke forever. If I had to pick one brand of pizza to have on the moon with me it would be Domino's. Pizza Hut is good, but I like Domino's better.
Did you see that first picture! OH MY GOSH! That astronaut is grabbing the butt of the second astronaut. I feel a Domino suit coming on...... oh my!
@BubbaGump you do realize your nothing but a f$$$ing troll.
I know you think you are cute, or being cute, and people want to read every single little thought that comes out of your brain, but we dont and guess what. your not nearly as clever as you think you are.
I wish the mods would do something about you.
I didn't know this website is called
out of 1000 users (estimated) you have 10% of ALL comments . you don't think thats a little over kill. branch out a little would you? there is more than one website out there.
most people post a comment a move on. you have to reply to EVERY single comment that you and someone else put then comment 3 more times on it. go back an look. some article you have 30% of EVERY comment posted. honestly you don't think thats a bit much?
Hey popsci admin: I am not going to come here anymore (and I am sure I am not the only one) because you have some extremely annoying users that think they can dominate the message boards with every little thought they think is funny or clever.
@inaka_rob, I do comment alot, yup. But I would love and adore if you put you idead, feelings, opinions ideas here. I have zero, nothing againts you. You may argue with me or anyone else and that is ok; simply because you deserve to voice you opinion. I think you boast estimates of my comments are are exagerations. I feel to many people in life are shy simply because they do not posses a college degree of some sort. But the fact is, each day you survive a day in life, your opinion, feeling and remark is important. To insult me or anyone else, I am not sure what good comes from that. But to argue, or simply state you own thoughts, NOW THAT IS USEFUL. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW YOUR OPINION ABOUT ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
@BubbaGump sorry I didnt read your post at ALL!
when I see @inaka_rob from you I completely ignore the message and go straight to REPORT TO ADMIN.
you can keep on typing your inane comments but I wont read a single word of them.
keep wasting your time. you typing to a blank wall.
@inaka_rob, you declare you responsible as being your own hate mongrel and advent spammer. Good Luck to you. PoPSci is the owner of their website and I will abide to their advice.
@inaka_rob, Sir, I do have actively a voice inside myself that is quick, intelligent and a SMART ASS! Yes, others of immaturity may rejoice and appalled to this talent. But this talent is not isolated. Actually, intelligent and arrogant people are all around; it is really just common and often the rule. Being a smart a... is really of no achievement at all.
To understand this talent and to hold it back inside you and learn to be supportive of others is the TRUE TALENT AND STRENGTH. Being supportive of others, love others to be joists of others is a awesome blessing to find inside yourself. It's a bliss joy that is like walking around with a rainbow in all the things you see.
This animal, this power with a quick tongue and talent of a inslutive comment and punish a fellow human lives inside us all; it is EASY! QUICK!
Take the hard road, be a hero, be strong, be supportive of others. Be strong in yourself and listen, LISTEN to the hearts of others and feel and listne to THEM.
Hey to the human world; the spirit of my puppy I adore. She just runs and loves and embellishes all with love. My baby puppy a few seconds prior to the wake of my alarm clock drops toys on my head, insisting to play. As I arrive to any room or come from outside to inside it’s a party. I arrive home from work and it is a party repeat again. Seriously, us Christians have much admired about this attitude; God Bless! To those who are no not religious, well it should be more appreciated to give so much appreciation on going, yes!
I do offer my opinions often on this website. But the fact is those who read them can inject their own thoughts too. I wish you would. But often I am greeted by those who like to insult or just want attention. I do not mind those who give added information or even argue. My opinion is not absolute and gladly WANTS other to respond.
Sometimes PoPSCi does promote advertisements of a sort and yes has a sense of invitation of humor. Sometimes that scientist of their own ideas, does invites humor too. And yes one subject of a article can inspire and idea of a tangent of a sort too. Please do not be afraid, we are all anonymous, be decent, be nice, and express yourself. The fact is, science comes back to humanity!
@inaka_rob, i miss you if you were gone....
I've been coming to Popsci here for 3 years. I just made this account now to respond to BubbaGump.
I think that this has gotten entirely out of hand.
This site was not designed for the purposes of self-promotion, nor for chastisement. It is not a place to challenge others to debate with us, but rather for the free exchange of opinions and ideas - especially when they incur debate. Spouting whatever pops into our social minds is not a free exchange. But posting just to attack others is an abuse of a forum (there are other places to address a problem poster than here). Having noted that, this will be my only comment in this vein; a discussion will have to continue on some other site more appropriate for that type of conduct.
Bubbagump, I have read your posts. Almost every single one of them you've ever had here. You are extremely prolific. And if you pardon me for saying, you're spirited, intelligent, open-minded, and very eager to divulge your ideas and opinions. I think that's fine.
However, the sheer abundance of your posts, and the limited focus they project, creates a what some (myself included) interprete as a smothering atmosphere. Your thumbprint is on almost every article - no one else's is. It's a bit much.
You have a strong imagination and a healthy interest in science, but you don't seem to see that you've crossed a line - sort of like a social blunder that just keeps happening, although I don't mean that meanly. I'm trying to say that you appear to post for the sake of posting, as an obsession.
This isn't meant to be an attack, rather a voice of reason where things have perhaps gotten a little out of hand. Please think about your place here as a member of a much larger community. Think of what's best for that community. Not a single one of us is so genius that every popsci article needs our input. No one is that intelligent or interesting.
If you wish to argue or debate with me, I'm very eager to do so. I merely ask that we do it somewhere else, as this is clearly not the place.
@Fatigue, pause for a moment ask a few questions. Do I have the power to stop any reader from commenting? Then ask how many readers read this website in your own imagination.
You make the opinion I post a lot, but is that really a true fact to the opprotunity of readers who could post a comment. What is the quantity of readers and why are they shy to make their own voice. There are hundreds of thousands of readers; why do they not make a voice? We are all anonymous.
To be fair, my voice is singular. I pray and wish OTHERS would stop and make a voice, opinion, a humor, an argument and just be interested!
I tell you something else, this particular website is respected and people of government read it. So in other words if common people wanted to influence their own government and make their opinions known about a particular science that comes up, THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VOICE AN OPIONION!
Bubbagump, I'd love to debate with you. Specifically, the comment you just made.
Will you debate with me?
Tell me where to go and I'll be there.
We'll do it here, then.
So you're saying you post obsessively to change governments?
Or is it because others post so rarely? I don't understand which excuse you're using.
And which governments, out of all the ones in the world with access to this site, are you trying to influence?
How does talking about your dog, or trying to be funny, have to do with changing governments?
Or opinions for that matter?
Why didn't you address anything specific in my post? Did you read it? Did you understand it?
Please don't feel attacked. I'm just trying to understand you.
being anonymous is the beauty and the stength of this science website. in my own opinion the single one thing that can get a person booted is a type of violence of sort. but people emotions need venting so i inmagine PoPSCi is tolerant, but still violence is harmful. If you have a comment about an article here, just make it, or opinion or humor, what ever.....
Does anyone out there care what you have to say? Or what anyone has to say?
What role do you believe you play here?
Do governments care about anyone's opinions here on popsci?
What opinions are you trying to share?
What are you trying to accomplish?
Don't you suspect maybe you just want to post as much as you can? Hence the defense mechanisms. Is that even a remote possibility? What do you think?
Wait - I'm debating with you. Don't tell me I have to announce my opinion and leave. That's not the way it works.
And we're not anonymous.
You're bubbagump. I'm fatigue.
Is this how you debate?
I agree with Infinion wholely. I'm trying to debate with bubbagump.
I'm not trying to control anything or alter anything - just debate.
Bubbagump intrigues me. I feel like this discussion is leading somewhere.
@Fatigue, dear sir, are we speaking about Dominos of this particular blog or do you have a point. I like everything on my pizzia!
I do want to point out, however, that whatever we try to accomplish in a social forum is aided by social grace.
When we forego that grace, and make a nuisance of ourselves, we hurt whatever social goal we are trying to achieve. I'm guilty of this, and so are one or two others in this article.
Just an observation, no more related to the Japanese pizza moonbase than anything else.
Bubbagump, we are not speaking about dominoes. We are debating.
...Or so I thought.
No, I don't have any opinions on pizza. My opinions are oriented around bubbagump.
Bubbagump is relative to this article, in that he posted in it. I am discussing that, and with opinons, too.
Perhaps bubbagump would rather I just talk about moon pizza?
Can we keep a conversation limited solely to the topic of the article? I think I can. Can you?
I feel that by the time we need a lunar pizzaria, pizza will no longer be a likely option.
@Fatigue, sir i felt it necessary to promote to point of the blog of PoPSi.. do you forget your location, sir and why do you neglect the point of this converation? Yes, of course, being civial is always the absolute. Beg, Hello, knock knock, to you have a point to make, a a...... are you there?