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Cops turned into pig wranglers. It would have been fun to watch.

A huge pig has caused a traffic hazard in Victorville, east of Los Angeles, after it escaped from its fenced enclosure.

It took authorities three hours to coax the 226kg (just under 500 pounds) hog, which was normally kept in an enclosure at a pet supplies outlet called the Feed Bin, into a horse trailer, KTLA-TV reported.

“Several tactics were attempted to move the pig to safety, but were met by resistance on the part of the pig,” according to a news release from the Victorville Police Department.

via Big pig hogs police time after escape | News.com.au

If you have ever had any thing to do with pigs you know that they are indeed capable of a lot of “resistance.”

January 12, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Cops turned into pig wranglers. It would have been fun to watch.

How sweet it is…

Unfinished portrait of Mozart by his brother-i...

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Although the claim that listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s complicated scores can boost your IQ has been debunked, its effect on bananas has yet to be disputed. So in July, the Hyogo Prefecture-based fruit company Toyoka Chuo Seika shipped out its first batch of “Mozart Bananas” to supermarkets in the area. Toyoka Chuo Seika’s Mozart bananas are sent to stores after one week of music at a ripening chamber.

Arriving as ordinary unripe bananas from the Philippines, “Mozart Bananas” meet an odd fate. “String Quartet 17” and “Piano Concerto 5 in D major,” among other works, play continuously for one week in their ripening chamber, which has speakers installed specifically for this purpose.

via Mozart’s growing influence on food | The Japan Times Online.

January 12, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Food | Comments Off on How sweet it is…