43 Interesting Pig Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

43 Interesting pig facts

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1. Gelatin is created by boiling the bones and skins of cows and pigs
2. Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs a year.
3. In 2013, a feral pig in Australia stole 18 beers from a campsite, got drunk, and then tried to fight a cow.
4. There is an Island in the Bahamas Inhabited Only by Swimming Pigs.
5. Marvel once published a comic about “Your friendly neighborhood Spider Ham” in 1983. He was a “Spider Pig” named Peter Porker.
6. Pigeons remember humans by face. Chase one away and it will avoid you during later encounters.
7. In Bhutan, marijuana plants were historically used as pig food—until the country got television in 1999 and learned cannabis was a drug.
8. In 1950, BF Skinner taught 2 pigeons to play ping pong by using positive reinforcement.
9. Denmark has more pigs than people.
10. To help pigs from getting bored and biting one another before slaughter, a video game was developed.
11. Cleopatra made her lipstick from crushed beetles, which gave it a red pigment, and ants which she used for the base.
12. The Muppet Show was banned from TV in Saudi Arabia because one of its stars was Miss Piggy
13. Guinea pigs purr when they are happy.
14. If you starve a pig for a few days it will happily consume a human.
15. People with brown eyes actually have blue eyes underneath the brown pigment.
16. Pigs can become alcoholics.
17. It is illegal to name a pig Napoleon in France.
18. Romans sometimes roasted chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a goose stuffed inside a pig stuffed inside a cow.
19. Pigs are made enemies in Angry Birds because swine flu was riding high when the game was being developed.
20. Pigeons share the human ability to organize.
21. A typical slaughterhouse kills up to 1, 100 pigs every hour.
22. Factory farmed pigs are sent to slaughter after just six months of life.
23. Pigs can learn to play video games with joysticks as fast as chimps, faster than a 3 year old child and are better than both.
24. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig.
25. Pig farms in Israel are on raised platforms so they never touch the ground.
26. Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light. Similar to humans, they need sunlight to keep their pigment
27. Brown eyes actually have blue pigment underneath them, and there is a procedure that can turn brown eyes permanently blue.
28. Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light. Similar to humans, they need sunlight to keep their pigment.
29. There are birth control pills for pigeons and geese.
30. In 1386, a pig was publicly executed for killing a child.
31. The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon.
32. The highest jump by a pig is 70cm (27.5in), achieved by pot bellied pig Kotetsu at the Mokumoku Tedsukuri Farm, Japan.
33. A pig’s orgasms lasts 30 minutes.
34. The top 8 smartest farm animals in order are 1) dog 2) pig 3) horse 4) cat 5) cow 6) sheep 7) chicken and 8) turkey
35. In the Bahamas, pigs swim: they doggy paddle up to boats in hope of getting tasty snacks
36. Pigeons can tell the difference between impressionist paintings by Monet and cubist works by Picasso. They can even tell when the Monets are hung upside down.
37. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
38. Rugby is known for the use of oval shaped balls. However, this hasn't always been the case. Initially, the balls were plum shaped due to the shape of pigs' bladders that they were made from.
39. Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys.
40. The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV becuase one if its stars was a pig.
41. The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV becuase one if its stars was a pig.
42. The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.
43. Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
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