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Old 08.03.2020, 16:55
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Not Friday, but who cares

This made me laugh anyway.

"A peckish pig who swallowed a pedometer ended up sparking a fire in its pen.

Fire crews were called to a farm near Bramham, Leeds, at about 14:00 GMT on Saturday after copper from the pedometer's batteries apparently reacted with the pig's excrement and dry bedding.

The pedometers were being used on pigs to prove they were free-range. No pigs or people were hurt in the fire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had gone to "save the bacon".

In a Twitter post, the fire service said: "Should be an oink not a tweet."

"Cause of fire attributed to a battery-powered pedometer carried by one of the pigs (to prove it was free-range), which was eaten by the other."

The fire service said crews were sent at about 14:00 GMT after "nature had taken its course".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-51790435
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Re: Not Friday, but who cares

Oh, noooo, it's in off-topic, so I can't click on "thank". So here it is: Thank you for this bit of real-life, absurd frivolity!
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