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  • Pigs CAN fly!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4702800/
    Lisa\'s favorite (and smarter) big brother.

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    Anybody got a clue why MSNBC, which used to be our biggest news source here, is now blocked in China? What big baddie did they do? Even when everyone else was blocked last year during the early days of the Iraqi war. MSNBC was open, but not now!!! So, let me know how pigs can fly, please!

    Rhoda

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      Yes, pigs really can fly
      In Australia, creatures dive off towers for Easter crowds

      The Associated Press

      Updated: 1:38 p.m. ET April 09, 2004SYDNEY, Australia -

      Easter revellers in Australia’s biggest city are discovering pigs really can fly.

      Led by a well-fed porker known as Miss Piggy, piglets that dive off a 13-foot platform have proved a hit with the crowds that pack the showground at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, which runs through the weekend.

      The well-trained diving pigs race up a ramp before flying off the tower into a pool of water, prompting squeals of delight from the crowd.

      “I’ve only seen them in the mud or eating. That’s a new thing. It was so cute,” said Jodie Rigby, 13, after the races.

      Cheered on by a crowd of around 300, other teams of piglets shoot out of cages at the crack of a starting pistol, tearing around a 115-foot track with numbers on their back so would-be punters can identify their winning beast.

      “These pigs were picked out of a batch of 40 and then after that you take your chances on them,” said showman Tom Vandeleur, who tours Australia with his talented squad.

      “Most pigs will race, but it all depends on the training methods and whether you can really control these animals. It’s a whole ball game and it’s very intense,” he said.

      When they are not performing, the pampered pigs live in luxury sties with air-conditioned sleeping quarters.

      © 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
      Reenie

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      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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        Re: Pigs CAN fly!

        That was very funny!

        Thanks Lar!
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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          Re: Pigs CAN fly!

          Well, I kinda figured that you and Reenie might get an oink out of it!
          Lisa\'s favorite (and smarter) big brother.

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            Reenie

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            Husband has HCM.
            3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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