October 2, 2012 at 6:45 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Wild Farm Animals Day

Five Food Finds about Pigs

  • Pig insulin is used to control diabetes.
  • They are lean by nature, but are commonly overfed by their owners.
  • Pigs are the 5th most intelligent animal on earth behind man, monkeys, dolphins, and whales.  They can even problem solve!
  • They are the only mammal found in every part of the world.
  • Pigs are easier to train than dogs.  They can fetch your paper and even be potty trained.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1795 Robert Bakewell died. Bakewell was an agriculturalist who helped revolutionize cattle and sheep breeding in England. He obtained the best animals he could find and then worked with a closed herd, inbreeding only superior animals.

1908 The Model T Ford was introduced at a price of $825. Due to efficient mass production, by 1925 the price of a 2 door Model T was only…

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