"Learned Pig" Biography
In the XVIII century, there was great fascination in Europe about acts with tamed animals, however, no one ever thought that a pig could learn any tricks since they were considered stupid and filthy animals. Nevertheless, Scottish Samuel Bisset, using his unknown training technique was able to train a black piglet called Toby to make people believe that by choosing some cards with his snout, Toby was able to solve mathematical problems, or answer questions from the audience and even spell words. When Bisset died, the pig still performed successfully throughout England, but when he got older and less agile, his fate changed and he was
sold to a butcher.