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The Power of the Pig PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Saunders   

pigasusInventing Origami Pigasus for Mr. Randi was a real pleasure. I promised him I would at least try to create the flying pig as we cruised around Alaska in 2007 on the Amaz!ng Adventure. I could never have known, (what am I a ‘psychic'?) that the little piggy would become so popular.

I am thrilled when other people fold Pigasus and well remember having my socks knocked off at TAM 6 upon seeing a table full of them as a result of the efforts of JREF Forum member ‘Kochanski'.

Pigasus is a great ambassador for the JREF and skepticism and has become something of a mascot for Skeptics in the Pub around the world. My good friend Fred Bremmer folds many piggies for members and guests of Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub.

Some very clever people, far cleverer than I, have even animated piggy and posted their efforts on YouTube. Take a look at this and then this.

If that were not enough, you can watch the Adventures of Pigasus has he goes on his own skeptical investigations.

So, why not give folding Origami Pigasus a go? You can find the online video here with me giving you step by step instructions. Fold a pig and help spread the word of the JREF around the world.

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As soon as I get a piece of pink paper..
written by BillyJoe, December 19, 2008
Pigasus is rather cute, especially in pink, and the derivation of its name is pretty cool.

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Pigasus is doing good deeds too ......
written by chillzero, December 20, 2008
I didn't realise it was kochanski who had made all those! I proudly brought mine home from TAM 5.5

I took its photo, and was allowed to use the photo (not the original pigasus) for some items to help fundraising for the wonderful Robert and Susan Lancaster:
http://www.chillzero.net/RobertLancasterFundraising.html

For a great cause - get your pigasus caps or magnets today. smilies/smiley.gif
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Pigasus making is enjoyed by all at Drinking Skeptically Philadelphia
written by fatewilleatyou, December 21, 2008
PZ Myers couldn't make it to the last month's meeting, but Pigasus was a fine celebrity guest for December.
Almost everyone tried thier hand, and the vast majority of results were successful. We called the few aborted attempts, fetal pigasuses.
Here are a couple of photos:
http://www.facebook.com/photo_...5&view=all
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written by Geek, December 23, 2008
I very much enjoy my little Pigasus and his friend the Ghost Ricahrd sent me smilies/smiley.gif
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written by BillyJoe, December 23, 2008
Your left little finger overtook your right index finger. Of course it has an advantage but maybe your are also left handed?
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