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Pigs are known to be very smart animals, and now scientists have demonstrated that they are capable of playing video games.
According to the BBC, scientists in the UK conducted research that they say demonstrates that certain swine are intelligent enough to control an arcade-style joystick and understand the connection between their actions and the results on screen. The exact nature of the game the pigs played was not described, however, but who are you to judge a pig who can play video games?
The four pigs–Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony, and Ivory–were recently trained by the researchers to play a basic video game with their snouts. The scientists said it was “no small feat” that the swine were able to play the game and understand what they were doing. It’s also remarkable because pigs are far-sighted and they don’t have hands or thumbs.