Science Museum grosses out Twin Cities with rotting pig blog
We all have a little bit of morbid curiosity. Ever wanted to watch Babe the Pig rot? Every day with a smell-by-smell recount and graphic photos to top it off? Oh, and how about a video? Count us in!
The Science Museum of Minnesota has you covered.
If you have a weak stomach you might want to avoid this site, but the Science Museum has a blog tracking a decomposing pig. Right now the maggots are eating the pig's face! SICK! And how's this for a visual? The blog introduces the experiment with this quote:
"The soft, near-hairless skin of a domestic pig closely duplicates that of a human, and that the torso of a luau-size porker parallels that of a 160-pound man."
I can't think of a single better way to spend my time or Science Museum dollars than this. I wonder if City Pages would let the staff vote on what animal or live specimen we would most like to watch rot in our workspace. It's doubtful the employees outside of Editorial would question it as some newsroom stank must waft down there on occasion.
In any case, it's pretty fascinating. Just avoid catching up with the blog in the morning unless you want to lose your appetite for greasy bacon.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- A terrible Minneapolis park deal just got $2 million worse
Sat., Sep. 19, 12:00am
Sat., Sep. 19, 7:00pm
Sun., Sep. 20, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 26, 2:30pm
- Why you should never run over a kid while flying a confederate flag
- Minnesota has eighth most expensive cigarettes