In Falaise, France in 1386, a sow was tried, found guilty and subsequently hung for the murder of a child. To add insult to injury, the poor pig was dressed in men's clothing before being executed.
It is, apparently, illegal in France to call a pig Napolean.
A pig has approximately 15,000 taste buds - more than any other mammal, including humans.
You can't 'sweat like a pig'. Pigs don't sweat, they have no sweat glands. This is why they roll in mud - to stay cool.
A litter generally consists of 8 to 10 piglets. However, there is a sow on record that gave birth to a litter of 37.
The largest pig ever been recorded was a Poland China hog called 'Big Bill'. He was 5 feet high, 9 feet long and weighed 182 stone.
The saying 'a pig in the poke' comes from the 17th century trick of trying to give a cat in a sack to an unsuspecting buyer instead of a suckling pig. When the duped shopper opened the poke (sack), he stumbled upon another famous phrase, 'letting the cat out of the bag'.
Pigs are very intelligent animals. They are classed by scientists to be the 4th most intelligent, behind monkeys, dolphins and elephants.
A pig can be louder than the sound of a jet engine taking-off. Pig's squeals have been measured at up to 115 decibels while a jet engine only clocks up 113.
Pigs are the only animals, apart from light haired-horses, that can get sunburn.
In China, a Belgian tattoo artist is tattooing pigs so that his art can be framed and hung on gallery walls after the pig dies.
Seafarers used to keep pigs on board ship because they believed, if they were shipwrecked, pigs always swam to the nearest shore.
The first member of the Texas Animal Hall of Fame was a pig named Priscilla, who swam across a river to save a young boy from drowning. She was also given the prestigious 'William O.Stillman Award' by the American Humane Society.
During WWI, a New york pork packer named Sam Wilson shipped pork to U.S. troops. Each barrel was stamped 'U.S.', and it was quickly said that 'U.S.' stood for 'Uncle Sam' and this is how 'Uncle Sam' came to represent the U.S. Government.
A pig in Japan doesn't say 'oink-oink': rather surprisingly to us westerners, it says 'moo-moo'
Fifteen kilometres of wildlife corridors established.
Siskin, Fieldfare, Snipe, Tawny Owl and Kingfishers just a few of the 53 different birds recorded on farm over winter.
Common and Lesser Whitethroats, Spotted Flycatcher, Sand and House Martins, Egret and Reed Bunting a few of the 49 recorded birds during the breeding season.
For dirty water processing we have a reed bed system with an Alder Carr sump and living soakaway.
We have muntjac, chineses water deer, deer, otters, badgers and voles, oh and pigs!!!
As well as many birds we have 200,000 bees, to feed our flying friends we planted 3.5 football pitches in area of wild bird and bumblebee mix plants.
Our latest huts for pregnant pigs to birth in are made of ecoboard, this is recycled supermarket plastics.
We have 4 football pitch sized areas of acidic grassland reversion, we can find more than 30 types of butterfly here in summer.
We grow cricket bat willow trees which are harvested every 10 years to make bats.