Big Earl the Beer-Drinking Pig

Big Earl was a talented pig. He could drink a can of beer while standing on his hind legs, and then he'd eat the can. He performed this stunt in various barrooms, until the State Liquor Commission found out what was going on and ordered Big Earl to stop, citing a law against bringing pigs into bars.

At least, that's how a lot of newspapers reported the story. But it seems there was also a more disturbing part to Big Earl's act. In addition to eating the beer can, he would also eat a live chicken. Someone called to complain, and that's what got his act banned.

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 10, 1975

Minneapolis Star - May 15, 1975

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 25, 2017
     Category: Animals | 1970s

Do not attempt to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
Posted by KDP on 10/25/17 at 09:48 AM
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