6. Mikhail Gorbachev and Pizza Hut

When: 1997
While having yet another discussion about Gorbachev at a dinner party, you can exhaust your audience on how he was the last head of the Soviet Union or banter about his views on freedom and democracy again. Or, you could refreshingly bring up how he is the reason you can have toppings from edge to edge on your pan pizza at Pizza Hut and actually mean it literally (not just as a another metaphor for communism).