George Clooney purchased a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Max as a gift for then girlfriend, actress Kelly Preston. When their relationship ended, Clooney kept the pig for an additional 18 years until Max died in 2006. He has jokingly referred to Max as the longest relationship he had ever had en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
A guinea pig named Randy somehow got into a female enclosure and impregnated over 100 female guinea pigs. itv.com/news/2014-06-06/g…
About "domestication syndrome". Only elephants have floppy ears in the wild. Dogs, rabbits, foxes, pigs, sheep, goats, etc have floppy ears only when domesticated. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of "King Neptune", a 700 lb pig that was "auctioned" piece by piece, including the Squeal, at fundraisers during WWII across Southern Illinois. He raised $19 Million Dollars ($271 Million in 2021) over a few years and was never slaughtered, living a peaceful postwar retirement. npr.org/2011/07/13/137791…
Pigs can eat humans and there were numerous animal trials in the Middle Ages involved pigs accused of eating children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Pigs can be taught to use a toilet. wur.nl/en/article/Neat-pi…
Alexander Fleming did not only discover antibiotics, but also another antibacterial substance by accident when a drop of his snot fell in a bacterial culture. Lysozyme is used, among other things, for the conservation of cheese and as an alternative for antibiotics in pig farming digital.nls.uk/scientists…
More US soldiers were killed in combat in the Philippine-American War than the Spanish-American War, Persian Gulf War, Great Sioux War, the Nez Perce War, Kosovo, Somalia and the Bay of Pigs combined en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
48 different pigs were used for the titular character of Babe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
Sheep are actually very smart, ranking just below pigs in intelligence livestocktrail.illinois.e…
Today I learned of the Mosuo people, a matriarchial society where its men have minimal responsibility in society, beyond "nighttime visits", raising their sisters children (but not their own), fishing and the occasional pig slaughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
Today I learned about war pigs against the siege of Megara in 266BC. Pigs were set on fire with resin, and sent towards the army's war elephants. The squealing pigs terrorized the elephants, causing them panic and trample anyone close by, ending the siege due to the high number of elephant-caused casualties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Make Guinea Pigs are called boars and female Guinea Pigs are called sows vcahospitals.com/know-you…
Judensau was the art (mainly sculptures) which Jews are shown in obscene contact with a sow (female pig). The images appeared during the 13th century and it intends to mock Judaism since the religion prohibits eating pork, considering it to be an "unclean animal". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
One version of the Chinese zodiac has a year of the elephant instead of the year of the pig. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
One of the oldest examples of Pig Latin is in The 1598 Shakespeare play, Love's Labour's Lost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
The pig on Pink Floyd's "Animals" was an actual 40ft balloon. A marksman had been initially hired on the 1st day to shoot it down, should it break loose--but he was absent on the 2nd. That day, it broke free and flew into Heathrow Airport's airspace, resulting in all flights being cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Despite caviar now being considered high-class and fed to rich people, it was once commonly fed to pigs. businessinsider.com/why-i…
Today I learned of the Pig Organ, an musical instrument that produces sound from pigs by poking them. Created as a response to a challenge by King Louis XI. Pigs were sorted according to size and tone which when spiked would produce a harmony or melody. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
A pig named Pigasus was the Youth International Party’s (yippies) nominee for the 1968 presidential election retroreport.org/articles/…
The Learned Pig was an attraction that debuted sometime around 1760 in London. It was trained to do math, tell the time, play cards and more. The pig was a huge success and inspired a number of imitations, including one pig in the States that was eventually accused of witchcraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
In 1997 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a pot-bellied pig named Lulu saved her owner, having a heart attack. Lulu heard the owner's cries of pain then forced her way out of the yard and played dead on the road. Lulu successfully stopped a car and guided help to the owner, she survived. vault50.com/lulu-pig-play…
65 million guinea pigs are eaten each year in Peru and "cuy" [cooee], named for the sound they make, have been a delicacy for over 5000 years and a mated pair is often given as a wedding present thespruceeats.com/traditi…
Pigs can’t look straight up into the sky. The anatomy of their neck does not allow it to do so. jagranjosh.com/articles/w…
Guinea pigs "were originally domesticated as... a source of meat" and are important in traditional cooking of Peru --where they're called cuy. (Cuy asado is broiled Guinea pig.) A cathedral in Peru has a painting that "shows Christ and the 12 disciples dining on guinea pig" at The Last Supper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
The characters from the show Wonder Pets are all voiced by actresses. Linny the Guinea Pig is voiced by Sofia Zamchick, Tuck the Turtle by Teala Dunn, & Ming-Ming by Danica Lee. youtube.com/watch?v=HcBcO…
Domestic pigs will quickly adapt to living in the wild if set free. They become extremely aggressive, and their physiology will change and resemble that of feral swine (bristly hair, tusks, increased muscle mass) within a matter of months. mlive.com/flintjournal/ou…
George Clooney's most faithful companion for almost 20 years was a 300lb Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Max. Clooney first bought Max for Kelly Preston, but when she went on to marry John Travolta, she left the pig behind. Clooney often jokes that Max is the longest relationship he's ever had independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Peppa Pig has been blocked from an online video channel in China after becoming associated with β€œgangster” subculture. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The "Pig War" in 1859 was a dispute over the British–U.S. border in the San Juan islands, triggered by the shooting of a pig. The pig remained the only casualty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
In 2012, State Prisoners tasked with producing the State Seal decals for State Trooper cruisers, modified one of the spots on a cow in the state seal to look like a PIG npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Guinea pigs are the only rodents that sneeze jhsph.edu/covid-19/articl…
Not only is it illegal to keep guinea pigs alone in Switzerland – it’s also illegal to force a chicken to wear glasses. swissinfo.ch/eng/loo-flus…
Prince Philip (husband of Queen Elizabeth) is revered as a deity in a Vanuatuan "cargocult". When his disciples sent him a traditional pig-killing club, he sent them back a photo of him posing with it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
A 238-lb (108-kg) pot-bellied pig named Ludwig apparently saved his owners from being burgled. The pig can growl in a low rumble that sounds like a large Rottweiler, and his owners believe this scared the burglars away. catersnews.com/stories/an…
The tune for "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" came from a minstrel song called "Little Pigs" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip…
According to molecular evidence the closest living relatives of whales are the artiodactyls, a group of hoofed mammals that includes deer, cows, sheep, pigs, giraffes, camels and hippos nationalgeographic.com/sc…
There is a Peruvian dish called Cuy which consists of cooked Guinea Pig. thedailymeal.com/travel/w…
The Chinese equivalent of "when pigs fly" is "when the sun rises in the West." Other variants include "when the crayfish whistles" (Russian), "when the crow turns white" (Tagalog), "when the fish climbs the poplar" (Turkish), and "when it snows red snowflakes" (Hungarian). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A university maths professor helped a pig farmer prove in court that a hot air balloon startled his pigs causing them to fall into a ditch and die by using trigonometry and a photograph telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
Pigs have rings in the side of their nostrils to keep them from rooting whitemountainslivestock.c…
Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of Dexter (of Dexter's Laboratory), Gosalyn (Darkwing Duck), Chuckie (Rugrats) and Babe (the pig) died in her home of "undisclosed causes" and was cremated at the age of 51. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In 1911, a "witchcat" appeared near Pottsville PA. It caused hens to crow like rooster and pigs to bark like dogs. Thomas Howell, the man who saw it, died along with eight cows and horses, the deaths attributed to a hex. The family crafted a golden bullet to shoot the cat and break the hex. schuylkillhavenhistory.co…
The most severe profanities in Italian are related to blasphemy. A very common one is "Porco Dio" (Pig Godβ€”i.e. God is a Pig). In one region people say "pota de Cristo" (Christ's cunt). On the Italian version of Big Brother, use of blasphemous profanity was grounds for immediate expulsion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
The square patch on backpacks like Jansport is called a lash tab or pig snout. Originally, it was designed for outdoor packs to pass string through it and fasten equipment. businessinsider.com/lash-…
There's a species of wild pigs with tusks that grow up and inwards, curving directly towards their forehead. If the male's tusks aren't worn down by regular use, they will grow until they pierce the skull, killing the boar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
The first known use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in baseball was in 1899, when Hall of Fame pitcher Pud Galvin received an injection of crushed dog and guinea pig testicles vice.com/en_us/article/yp…
Scientists partially revived disembodied brains of pigs four hours after they were killed. The experiments did not restore consciousness, but raised questions about the nature of death itself. β€œFor most of human history, death was very simple” but ”Now, we have to question what is irreversible.” nature.com/articles/d4158…
A male pig's ejaculation lasts about 6 minutes on average and may last up to 30 minutes scielo.org.za/scielo.php?…
The reason why pigs are the enemy of birds in Angry Birds is because at the time the game was being designed, the swine flu epidemic was in the news. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…

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