27 Apr 2010


The funny bookmark with a pig from the Netherlands.

Some interesting facts about pigs:

*Pigs do not have functional sweat glands. They use water or mud for the purpose of staying cool in hot weather.
*Pigs do not prefer to sit in mud. Infact, they prefer cleanliness much more than other animals. They use the mud only as a coolant in summers, that too out of necessity.
*Mud also provides the pigs protection against flies and parasites, apart from being used as a form of sunscreen, which protects their skin from sunburn.
*A female pig is called a sow, while the male is called boar. The baby of a pig is called piglet.
*Pigs have such a well developed sense of smell that they can easily find things underground.
*Many experts consider pigs to be more trainable than dogs or cats.
*The scream of a frightened pig can measure 115 decibels, higher than the taking off noise of a jet engine (113 decibels).
*Even though pigs have four toes on each hoof, they walk on only two of the toes. This makes them look as if they are tiptoeing.

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