Tuesday, July 05, 2005

These Little Piggies 

I can't complain about my Fourth of July. I spend the evening at the Alameda County Fair, and I can't think of a more stereotypically all-American way to spend what was a perfect summer evening. Sadly, no fireworks, but I did see an event just as good:

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You may have skydived, visited Antarctica, or had dinner with a celebrity, but noting compares to pig racing.

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The highlight of the racing was one piglet that took the creative approach. The crowd was promised that this piglet could not only clear the hurdle, but could clear a hurdle with two extensions added on top. The anticipation built. Whoosh! Off went the piglet, racing toward the formidable barrier. And then, he stopped...

After pausing for a few seconds, he did what any of us would do. He ran around the hurdle and jumped the fence, racing to the finish line and he food reward.

Who says pigs aren't smart?

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