February 24, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, $42,500 was paid for a pig, a duroc boar named Glacier, and would last as a record for eighteen years. The purchasers, William and Myron Meinhart of Iowa were interviewed four years after their purchase. When the interviewer visited the Meinhart’s farm and saw the pig, he’d noticed that Glacier’s left rear leg had been replaced with a prosthetic. When asked why, the Meinhart’s explained how just days after Glacier had been brought to the farm, one of the farm hands had been trapped under a tractor and Glacier had raced to the Meinharts and brought them to the tractor, thereby saving the farmhand’s life. The interviewer asked was that when Glacier lost his leg and the Meinharts said no, but a couple of weeks after the tractor incident, the Meinhart’s farmhouse had caught on fire and Glacier broke into the house and roused everyone up and saved them from the fire. The interviewer told them that was amazing and asked if that was how Glacier lost his leg. The Meinharts said no and the interviewer, a little perplexed asked point-blank, “How did the pig lose his leg?” And the Meinhart’s replied, “A pig that good, you don’t eat all at once.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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