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22 June 2008

Pigs can play joystick controlled video games.

Professor Stanley Curtis of Penn State University found that pigs play and excel at joystick-controlled video games. He observed that they are "capable of abstract representation" and "are able to hold an icon in the mind and remember it at a later date."

* SOURCE:
  "In a Pig's Eye" - by Eston Martz Penn State Agricultural Magazine, Fall/ Winter 1997
  http://aginfo.psu.edu/Psa/fw97/eye.html

* LEARN MORE:
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