Off-Ramp for September 1, 2007

Some Pig

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courtesy Ricky Jay/Hammer Museum

"Spelterini's Sapient Pig," c. 1830. Pigs, as Jay points out, are very intelligent creatures.

Magician Ricky Jay shows John his collection of centuries old ads of performing pigs, legless wonders, and flea circuses. The collection is at the Hammer Museum.

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