February 23, 2004

Yahoo! News - 1,980-Pound Pig May Have Been Biggest

Nice metaphor Blogging is lite today as I'm finishing off the March print issue and the weekly e-mail, due out tomorrow. From the AP: BEIJING - Chinese officials figure a 1,980-pound pig that died from lack of exercise has a shot at being named the biggest pig ever. And they plan to apply for a listing in the Guinness Book of Records, the government's news agency said Monday. The pig, which was 8 feet 3 inches long, is already the heaviest ever reported in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The beast had a girth of 7 feet, 3 inches and its tusks were 5 3/4 inches long when it died Feb. 5, the agency said. It cited the pig's keeper, Xu Changjin, a farmer in the northeastern province of Liaoning.


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