What you don’t know about pigs will surprise you.
1) Pigs wallow in mud, grunt and squeal, and are generally gluttonous and lazy. But did you know that pigs register fourth on the list of most intelligent animals, behind only chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants? This is why the hog shed on a farm is often referred to as the “Harvard of the barnyard.”
2) Pigs learn tricks at least twice as fat as dogs, such as coming when you call it, rolling over, calming down, fetching a stick, and chasing its tail. They can even be potty trained.
3) Ben and Jerry’s send the waste from it’s making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. The pigs love the stuff, all except for one flavor: Mint Oreo. They won’t tough it.
4) Pigs have four toes on each hoof, but only walk on two toes per foot.
5) A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes, the longest orgasms among all mammals.
6) Pig’s penises are shaped like a corkscrew, and can rotate 360 degrees.
7) Pigs eat other pigs! Pigs are very social animals, and if one pig is seen as weak or a threat to the head pig, it will be eaten alive.
I think we’ve all heard the phrase “squealing like a stuck pig,” but did you know an adult pig is capable producing high pitched, eardrum-piercing, squeals of 115 decibels — even louder than the supersonic Concorde jet?
9) Pigs are fantastic swimmers – quite surprising considering the structure of their bodies.
10) Did you know that pigs help you clean your floors? Pork by-products are used in the manufacturing of floor waxes, crayons, shoes, cosmetics, chalk, plywood glue, buttons, lubricants, fabric dye, upholstery, putty, hair brushes, bone china, insulation, glass, matches, antifreeze, insulin, and many other consumer items.