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Police Officers Rescue The Unlikeliest Creature From A Dumpster. And Then Adopt Her!

There are plenty of stories about fire fighters and police officers being called to rescue cats stuck in trees, but when officials in Fairfield Township, Ohio, got a call about a potbelly pig that was stuck in a dumpster, they were stunned.

The pig had gotten into the dumpster after two teens got tired of carrying it down a road and decided to take a break. Not wanting their pig to run away, the teens decided to put the animal into a nearby dumpster. They later found out that this probably wasn’t such a great idea. They simply couldn’t get the pig back out and had to call 911. After police and an animal rescue group got it out, the teens admitted that caring for it was too much, and they ultimately gave it up for adoption. Fortunately, a kind police officer gave the pig a loving home.

You should always be very careful about taking in an animal that you might not be able to care for. Sure, potbelly pigs are cute, smart, kind creatures — but they also grow up to be a lot larger than most people realize.

This Is Unbelievable. How This Pig Avoids Being Slaughtered Is Absolutely Insane… Seriously.

A pig from South America thought his bacon was cooked, but knew to keep fighting to the very end. He was packed with his peers in the back of a truck on their way to the slaughterhouse. Like any self-respecting pig would do, this swine looked for a way out. When he found one, you won’t believe what he did in order to taste sweet, sweet freedom.

This is just the beginning of his epic journey.

Watch this video to see this pig’s one giant leap towards freedom. (He must have been reading Animal Farm in the back of the truck.) This takes some serious bravery:

(H/T Elite Daily) Who knows if this pig sensed that his days were numbered. Maybe he was just uncomfortable in the back of the truth. Either way, he made the right call by climbing to the top and jumping out. Miraculously, he picked himself up off of the asphalt below, stunning onlookers. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do. Share his epic stunt with others by clicking on the Share button below.

We Asked English People How Much They Knew About Scotland And It Could Have Gone Better

With Scotland set to go to the polls regarding a little thing called independence, we asked some English people how much they knew about life north of the border.

We asked 16 members of our London office:

1) Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
2) What is the unofficial national anthem of Scotland, often sung by their rugby and football teams before matches?
3) Identify a Scottish island from its outline.
4) Name the first minister of Scotland.
5) After Glasgow and Edinburgh, what is the largest Scottish city by population?
6) What is the national dish of Scotland?
7) Draw the England/Scotland border on to a map.

Here’s a selection of some of the best (and worst) responses. We’re sorry. And never forget…

1. “Who is the patron saint of Scotland?”

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2. “What is the unofficial national anthem of Scotland, often sung by their rugby and football teams before matches?”

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3. “What is the name of this Scottish island?”

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4. “Name the first minister of Scotland.”

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5. “After Glasgow and Edinburgh, what is the largest Scottish city by population?”

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6. “What is the national dish of Scotland?”

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7. “Draw the England/Scotland border on to this map:”

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# of people who knew the patron saint of Scotland is St Andrew: 10 out of 16
# of people who knew the unofficial national anthem of Scotland is “Oh, Flower of Scotland”: 6 out of 16
# of who identified the island as Skye: 7 out of 16
# of people who knew the first minister of Scotland is Alex Salmond: 11 out of 16
# of people who knew the third largest city in Scotland is Aberdeen: 8 out of 16
# of people who knew the national dish of Scotland is haggis: 12 out of 16
# of people who (more or less) drew the border accurately: 9 out of 16