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This little piggy went to Microsoft

Not only does "Nellie," a member of Valentines Performing Pigs, get to visit Microsoft, the "world's smartest pig" is being cloned.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor
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"Nellie," perhaps the hammiest member of Valentines Performing Pigs, has not only visited tech companies like Microsoft, Intel and Medtronic, she's considered the "world's smartest pig," and is in the process of being cloned, according to owner Steve Valentine. Her DNA has already been extracted, allowed to grow and is being preserved for transplantation, Valentine said.

The troupe of mini-pigs, who are based in Gig Harbor, Wash., perform an act that consists of tricks and athletic feats, including dancing, jumping in the air, playing catch, slam-dunking a basketball and riding scooters.

Here, Nellie skateboards at a show in Kirkland, Wash.

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Here Nellie jumps through a hoop at a show in Kent, Wash. She will be featured on two Animal Planet shows at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday.

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