There are only two things I know of that have the ability to gain a pound a day. The first is myself during freshman year of college, and the second is a baby piglet.
Piglets, however, don’t lose the weight the following summer like I did. In fact, over the next two years, they continue to grow at the same pace! Do you remember the video I posted of the piglet birth in April? (For a recap, click here>https://chickenladylaura.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/footage-of-our-mama-pig-giving-birth/.) Back then, they were barely larger than my hand. (Seen below.)
These days, they’re quite a lot bigger. Take a look!
It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but during the time that my friend Brigitta took the photos, the piglet made a huge racket. For an idea of how loud their squeal can be, here’s an example:The scream of a jet engine taking off measures 113 decibels. The scream of an unhappy pig can measure 115 decibels.
Needless to say, I’ll wear my ear plugs next time. . .