Entertain your pig — it’ll pay off at the market. Bored pigs are slow to gain weight, according to a University of Missouri swine study.
Pigs are the only animals that can be sunburned the way people can be sunburned.
Pigs’ tails curl clockwise and counterclockwise at random in both hemispheres.
Certain sailors a century ago believed that you couldn’t drown if you had a tattoo of a pig on one foot and of a rooster on the other.
You can paper-train a baby pig in just three days.
The dividing line in weight between a pig and a hog is 110 pounds.
The French use only female pigs to sniff our truffles. Seems those musty truffles smell like male pigs in a mating mood.
No pig is depicted in any Egyptian tomb painting. Apparently pigs didn’t have enough class.
The formal name for a group of swine is a sounder.
The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina. He weighed 1,904 pounds in 1939.
In 1930 somebody in Syria captured a pair of hamsters. All of the world’s caged hamsters descend from that pair, or so say the historical footnotes.