The Daily Show's Jon Stewart Ends the Debate on New York Versus Chicago Pizza (Video)

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South Florida is known as an area of migrants; the long held assumption is that no one is from here.

Aside from, like, the five native Floridians in the area the vast majority of our inhabitants hail from New York and the midwest, which has led to some strong regional ties.

Earlier this week, it was declared by an international architectural panel that the Freedom Tower is officially the tallest building in the United States.

While that should seem inconsequential enough, the announcement has reignited the old Chicago/New York rivalry over the greatest food item in the world; pizza.

Fortunately, Jon Steward ended the debate once and for all.

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The debate over the actual height of the buildings prompted architectural expert Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to state that the spire atop the Freedom Tower is not actual a spire at all; according to him, despite all of the analysis by experts in the field of construction and engineering, the big pointy thing on the top of the building is, in fact, an antenna -- obviously, Rahm is an authority on the subject.

With Rahm taking over in the structural department, Jon Stewart decided to stake his claim in the world of pizza, claiming that deep-dish pizza is, in all actuality, not pizza.

(For the record: we would have to say we agree with his sentiment.)

"Here's how I know I'm right," said Stewart. "You call it Chicago-style pizza; you call it deep-dish pizza, stuffed pizza. You know what we call this? You know what we call this? Pizza."

There you have it: debate over. New York wins.

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.

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