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Random Friday question
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Truffles. Ever hear how pigs search for and find them? Here’s the question:
How is it that the pigs find the truffles?
Answer below


They produce a scent that mimics a male pig sex hormone, and for this reason, female pigs have been used historically in Europe to help find truffles. However, more recently, dogs have become preferred for truffle hunting since they can be trained to just find the truffles whereas sows eat the truffles as soon as they find them.

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