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Everything you could possibly want to know about pigs - in all senses of the word

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, what three-letter word describes a fully-grown female pig?
Also the name of a domesticated rodent, what pig-related term means the subject of an experiment or scientific test?
In the United States, which item of sporting equipment is called a 'pigskin', even though it is usually made from cow leather?
With a name derived from the French for 'pig with spines', which rodent of the family Erethizontidae has sharp needles to defend itself against predators?
In southern Europe, specially trained pigs are used to forage for which highly-prized type of fungus?
What term, from the French for 'cooked flesh', describes the branch of cooking concerned with the preparation of such products as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines and pâtés?
Which dish, popularised by Aaron Chronister and Jason Day on their BBQ Addicts blog, consists of pieces of bacon wrapped round a stuffing of spiced sausage and crumbled bacon?
The CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion took place during the administration of which US president?
In which religion does the god Vishnu take the form of a four-armed humanoid with the head of a boar?
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In which epic work of Ancient Greece does the goddess Circe use magic potions to turn a ship's crew into swine?
The 1859 Pig War was a bloodless territorial dispute between the United States and which other nation?
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Administration, which country has the highest pig population?
In connection with eurozone economics, which country does the P stand for in the acronym PIGS?
Which children's novel, by E. B. White, tells of a pig named Wilbur and the efforts of a spider to save him from slaughter?
Which British prime minister said, 'I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals'?
Which English humorist wrote stories about Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress of Blandings?
In George Orwell's Animal Farm, which of the pigs becomes the dictator of the farm, abolishing its revolutionary traditions and restoring its original name?
Which 1995 film, directed by Chris Noonan, tells the story of a pig who learns to herd sheep?

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