Celebrate Pig day in appreciation of the domesticated pig. Pigs are adorable in their animated characters and in real life, they may not seem as cute. But when they are domesticated, they can be quite cute and are underestimated in their intelligence. Today is the day to observe these animals.
Pigs might as well fly.
History of Pig Day
In 1972, Pig Day was founded and first celebrated by two sisters by the name of Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Stanley, in Lubbock, Texas. An article from “The Virgin Islands Daily News” on Feb 23, 1980 talks about the story of the first pig party, “At pig parties, pink pig punch is served, as are other pork delicacies. Pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs’ honor.”
Going Hog Wild for Pig Facts
Pigs are smarter than most three year-olds
Pigs don’t sweat and roll around in mud to stay cool
Ever out run a pig? They can run up to 7-miles per minute
Pigs are known for their sense of smell, they’re good for truffle huntin’ (rare types of mushrooms)
Pig waste can be used as fertilizer
Pigs body’s have been used for science for centuries: producing the first genetically engineered organs, blood and tissue to save human life