Miracle pig survives 36 days in earthquake rubble

Pigs: delicious, and apparently indestructible. Unless, I guess, if you eat them.

China is celebrating a pig that survived 36 days buried under earthquake rubble, subsisting on leaking water and charcoal. Not surprisingly, it lost two thirds of its body weight. New health trend alert: the charcoal diet!

The pig has been named Zhu Jianqiang, which translates into "Strong Pig". Seems apt, if somewhat literal.

The pig has been bought by the curator of a local museum, who plans to keep the ungulate "as a living symbol of the earthquake disaster". Sounds good to me.

Photo: This is not the miracle pig. It is, however, a profoundly self-satisfied porker.