Friday Fun: Pig 05049

The incredible reach of the contemporary slaughterhouse: Over three years, Dutch Designer Christien Meindertsma tracked down all the products made from a single pig and documented them in her book Pig 05049. In this TED talk, she describes how “pig parts make the world turn.” The below illustration (via makes a similar point with a different animal. Click on the image for a rebuttal to the title claim:

Off Next Week: Back on May 7 with Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent.


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