Wednesday, November 11, 2009
PIGS ARE SMART
BANZAI7 NEWS--In the current issue of Animal Behaviour, researchers present evidence that domestic pigs can quickly learn how mirrors work and will use their understanding of smoke and reflected images to scope out their surroundings and find suckers willing to purchase securitized mortgages and credit default swaps.
The finding is just one in a series of recent discoveries from the nascent study of pig cognition.
Last week, an international team of biologists released the first draft sequence of the pig genome Swinus Finansus. Even on a cursory glance, “the Swinus Finansus pig genome compares unfavorably with the normal human genome.”