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nilid69
309515.  Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:57 pm Reply with quote

"There are about a billion pigs in the world"

"85 billion tons are consumed anually."

Explain...

Davy xxx

 
Tas
309563.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:38 am Reply with quote

There may be a Billion alive at any one time. There are 80+Billion dead porkers around? That does not sound possible, I know...just stabbing wildly in the dark, there.

Or, when you look at the ingredients on packets of 'ham' they have added water etc to bulk it out...?



:-)

Tas

 
fishy fan
312933.  Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:50 pm Reply with quote

not all pigs are made from pigmeat. you can get jelly pigs, sweet foam pigs, marzipan pigs....

 
3cheeseshigh
313012.  Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:49 am Reply with quote

Mmmm, marzipan pigs (and marzipan everything elses)!

 
Bondee
314144.  Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:15 pm Reply with quote

Does anyone remember those little puffy crisps that were shaped like pigs?

 
smiley_face
314146.  Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:21 pm Reply with quote

Percy Pigs

 
QiScorpion
314178.  Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:03 pm Reply with quote

i assume that whoever made that statistic about 85 billion tons of pigs being eaten anually up is abiding by that old chestnut: "[insert percentage here] of all statistics are made up"

for example: 40% of my computer is water
50% of my body mass is iron.

etc.

 
cnb
314179.  Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:05 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
"85 billion tons are consumed anually."


It's just a typo... 85 million tons would be about right.

 
Bondee
314181.  Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:08 pm Reply with quote

smiley_face wrote:
Percy Pigs


A bit of Googling turned up Bacon & Bean Piglets.

They could've been Percy Pigs though. I only have very vague memories of them.

 
Aardvark
314915.  Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:26 am Reply with quote

Hmm, I think that Percy Pigs are now the property of Marks and Spencer in the UK.

They are like a cross between a jelly baby and haribo gelatine type chewy sweets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_pigs

I love em but they give me heartburn and upper GI discomfort (as do Bassett's Jelly Babies)

 
Sadurian Mike
317233.  Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:53 pm Reply with quote

Frazzles are the only way to eat mock-pig products.

 
Hillocks
374682.  Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:29 am Reply with quote

This makes a very impressive consumption of nearly 35kg of pigmeat per person per day. Someone is eating a LOT of pork pies...

 
djgordy
374691.  Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:03 am Reply with quote

QiScorpion wrote:
for example: 40% of my computer is water


I wonder if QiScorpion's computer has dried out yet.

 
Sadurian Mike
374898.  Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:32 pm Reply with quote

I used to have a small DOS program (on 5 1/4" floppy) that would sit in the autoexec file and run on startup.

It gave a screen message that there was excess water on the hard drive and that the computer would now perform a drain cycle. This was followed by the noise of a whirring, sucking, gurgling drain and the computer would carry on as normal.

An early "virus" I suppose, but a fun and harmless one.

 
Ameena
374923.  Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:09 pm Reply with quote

There was a disk we had on the Atari which had a couple of games on it, but also a weird little thing on the desktop - the Sailor's Hornpipe played in the background and this little group of black dots (pixel-sized) would move around the screen like little bugs, "eating" everything they touched (turning it white). I suppose if it was left long enough they'd've ended up "eating" all the icons and everything. Just some random bit of silliness, I imagine :).

 

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