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Canadian weather forecaster !

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Found this in Sunday's newspaper .... just when you have thought you had seen, heard or experienced just about everything .... something like this comes along




TOMPKINS, Sask. - Southwestern Saskatchewan is mourning the loss of a retired farmer who garnered international fame by biting pig spleens to forecast the weather - sometimes with amazing accuracy.

Using a technique learned from his father, Gus Wickstrom, 69, would slaughter a pig, pluck out its spleen, bite into it, and come up with a forecast for the area around Tompkins

Wickstrom was so good that he was featured in The Old Farmers Almanac.



Thought I'd share this because it has something to do with meat.
Love to hear any other weird stories that may be lurking around ....
 

triple b

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Go figure!
He was probably better than the weatherman!
 

squeezy

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I'd use cedar or pine ... 'cause I wouldn't eat it anyway
 

smoked

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I have a 50-50 shot also just by saying it's gonna do the opposite of what the idiot forcasters say around here!!
 

hawgheaven

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Lessee, biting a pig's organ to forecast the weather... I wonder what led someone to make that connection...
 

domn8_ion

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Here's a better question, what did he try before he started to get it right?
 

teacup13

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this is a funny one... i use to live about 1/2hr away from this guy... use to hear about this guy all the time... he lived about 5 minutes away from my fishing hole.... strange strange guy...lol
 

squeezy

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So how come you didn't share this story eh? I know, us Canucks are considered weird enough ... LOL!
 

teacup13

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would you? lmao

and yes squeezy, we are a wierd enough but we are mostly harmless...unless of course you make fun of our beer or hockey..lol
 

squeezy

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Don't get me going about hockey ... no more Stanley Cup in Canada ... unless someone gives a ****!
Beer on the other hand ... I can and will defend relentlessly!
 

domn8_ion

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Hey guys, play nice now. We don't want a hockey game to break out, now do we? LOL
 

squeezy

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This goes beyond hockey ... this is .. is .. is.. national pride!
 

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