Friday, July 12, 2013

The pig of war

Ancient Romans seemed to think that the best way to fight violence was with even more violence. In response to the War Elephant the Romans responded by trying to find ways to ward off the huge beasts. Their solution was to frighten them with a squealing pig and thus the War Pig came into use. This pig of war was drenched in resin and set ablaze to ensure squealing. Hooray for progress!

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