The AP reports on an elderly North Dakota man who uses the internal organs of pigs (specifically pig spleens) to forecast the weather.
"It looks like a normal year with no major storms," said the 84-year-old cattle rancher, peering at two of the brown, glistening organs on his kitchen counter like a Gypsy gazing into a crystal ball. "That's what the spleens tell me."
Gut reactions? The editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac says she knows of one other user of this method of weather forecasting, but he's passed on. And a local meteorologist is willing to live and let live. As for the rancher's remaining pigs, we don't know what they think.