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Archive for December, 2007

Has your boss ever joked that a monkey could do your job? Turns out meteoroligists can be replaced by, not monkeys, pigs. Rather, pig intestines.

According to a very old (and wise) man in North Dakota, you can predict what the weather will be by consulting pig spleens.

This guy guts the pig and stares at the brown, glistening, foot-long organs on his kitchen counter to come up with his prediction.

If the spleen is wide where it attaches to the pig’s stomach and then narrows, it means winter weather will come early with a mild spring. A narrow-to-wider spleen usually means harsh weather in the spring. According to the pig spleen prognasticator, “The spleens are 85% correct.”

Not bad. If you consider that meteorologists seem to be about 15% right, they are 100% correct between the two of them.

For 2008, the pig spleens predict, “a normal year with no major storms. That’s what the spleens tell me.”

Bonus code today is “Pig Spleen”

Enjoy.

Vincent