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Yo , Mom! What’s for lunch?

This litter of newborn porkers has brought fresh hope for the future for Britain’s rarest breed of pig.

The ten British Lop piglets will help the breed as it battles for survival. Lops are losing out to more traditional hybrid pigs which are bred to grow quickly and sell fast.

Just 2,000 of them born every year, compared to around 10,000 large white hybrid pig. But most experts believe the Lop produces the tastiest bacon.

More at   Mail Online.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | animals, Wow! | | Comments Off on Yo , Mom! What’s for lunch?

If you’re going to lie, then lie big.

A fake countess jailed for five years for conning victims out of their life savings has been ordered to pay back £850,000 by a London court.

Elda Beguinua’s wealth was supposedly so vast its value could only be described in court as “300 followed by 41 zeros”, Southwark Crown Court heard. She also claimed to be related to the Hapsburg and Bourbon royal dynasties.

The 63-year-old, from Dulwich, south-east London, was convicted of seven counts of deception and jailed in July.


The judge:  “When she tells me there are 22 caves in the Philippines guarded by 10,000 workers, guarding a treasure of trillions of pounds in precious gems and gold I do not believe her.”

Pretty astute judge…

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on If you’re going to lie, then lie big.