Facts about pigs

Domestic pigs are large cloven-hoofed animals, domesticated about 7000 years ago. The body length of the pig is from 0.9 to 1.8 meters, the adult weighs between 50 and 150 kilograms. A domestic pig is omnivorous, like its ancestor, a wild boar. Pork is one of the main types of meat in many countries of the world.

  • Pigs have their own speech, and scientists have identified more than 20 different standard sounds that indicate desire, this or that emotion.
  • The pig can not look at the sky.
  • In 1961 in Denmark one pig gave birth to 34 piglet.
  • An adult pig runs a kilometer in 5 minutes.
  • Bathing pigs in the mud contributes to the effective thermoregulation of the body, as these animals do not have enough sweat glands to cope independently with the cooling of the body.
  • Pigs live up to 20 years and bring from 2 to 12 piglets a year.
  • The inhabitants of Sulawesi have bred a babyrus for a long time. These pigs have very tasty meat, and most importantly – they almost do not require care.
  • Pork is the most widely distributed meat in the world, and is one of the largest global businesses.
  • In 1859 the pig started the war. An American-owned pig, accidentally wandered into a potato site located on British territory on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington. The pig was shot, and served as a pretext for the outbreak of the Cold War.
  • Swine orgasm lasts 30 minutes