Egypt Killed All Pigs to Prevent H1N1, Then the Trash Piled Up

Remember when the Egyptian government so sagely ordered the slaughter of all the nation’s pigs in a completely ignorant, Sarah Palin-grade effort to combat swine flu, even though swine flu isn’t really transmitted by pigs? There has been a rather adorable, unfortunate consequence. Turns out all those pigs used to eat much of the garbage so common to Egypt’s streets, and now that the pigs are gone, the rancid refuse is piling up worse than ever.

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