A 19th Century Math Genius Taught Us The Best Way To Hold PizzaAatish Bhatia – Empirical Zeal10/10/14 12:30pm8516EditPromoteGo to permalink We've all been there. You pick up a slice of pizza and you're about to take a bite, but it flops over and dangles limply from your fingers instead. The crust isn't stiff enough to support the weight of the slice. Maybe you should have gone for fewer toppings? No. There's no need to despair.