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01 March 2006 @ 10:43 am
National Pig Day!  
So a friend of mine notified me that today is National Pig Day (3/1). so everyone, eat a ton of bacon and think upon the merits of pig..:>
Stephmistressmuffin on March 1st, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Fun Facts about Pigs
Pig Facts
* A mother pig is called a sow, a father pig is called a boar and a baby pig is called a piglet.
* A whole group of pigs is called a herd.
* A sow can give birth to 8 - 12 piglets in one litter, and can have 2 litters in one year.
* Some pigs have straight tails. Others have curly tails.
* Pigs have four toes on each hoof. Pigs walk on only two of their toes on each foot.
* They look like they are walking on tiptoe.

Everything But The Oink
* We use almost every part of the pig.
* Bones & skin are used for glue, pigskin garments, gloves, shoes and footballs.
* Hair is used for artist's brushes, insulation, upholstery.
* Dried bones are used for buttons, bone china.
* Fatty acids and glycerin are used for insecticides, floor waxes, weed killers, water-proofing agents, cement, rubber, crayons, cosmetics, chalk, antifreeze, plastics, putty, cellophane.
* Pigs are a source of nearly 40 drugs and pharmaceuticals such as insulin.
* Pig heart valves are surgically implanted in humans to replace diseased valves.