The phrase “When Pigs Fly” refers to something that is highly unlikely to ever happen. In our popup card, dreams come true!
The cover is made of leathery pink paper and shows a silhouette of a pig with wings. Open the card to see our 3-D winged pink pig on heavenly clouds!
Teenager: “I might wake up early tomorrow to clean my room.”
Mom: “Yes, you’ll do that when pigs fly.”
- Sure I can. When pigs fly.
- He’ll pay for the drinks when pigs fly!
- She will do that for you only when pigs fly!
- He’ll win a match when pigs fly.
- Yeah when pigs fly! There is no way he is ready to get married now!
- Hope your day is filled with squeals of delight
- Hogs and kisses.
- Sending you a hog.
Flying Pig lore (it might be true):
Neil Armstrong variation:
When Apollo Mission astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind” statement, but followed it by several remarks, including the usual COM traffic between him, the other astronauts, and Mission Control.
Before he re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.”Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, they found no one named Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.
Over the years, many people have questioned him as to what the “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky” statement meant. On July 5, in Tampa Bay, FL, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26- year-old question to Armstrong. He finally responded. It seems that Mr. Gorsky had died and so Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with his brother in the backyard. His brother hit a fly ball which landed in front of his neighbors’ bedroom window. The neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, “Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”
Author John Steinbeck was told by his professor that he would be an author when pigs flew. When he eventually became a novelist, he started to print every book he wrote with the insignia “Ad astra per alas porci” (to the stars on the wings of a pig). He sometimes added an image of a flying pig, called “Pigasus”.
See also One Finger Salute pop up card.