Pass the Pigs is a simple party game.

What are the odds of the various positions?  I threw the pair of pigs a  442 times (2 x 221)  on a clean, flat piece of granite at 68 deg F, and got the following results:

 Side (pink = no dot) = 35.2%  (156) Side (with black dot) = 29.1% (129) Standing (Trotter) = 7.7% (34) Back (razorback) = 24.6% (109) Nose (snouter) = 2.2% (10) Ear/nose (leaning jowler) = 0.6% (3) Back/ear = 0.2% (1)

The final position "Back/ear" is very rare,  but can be thrown on my set.  It is almost the back (razorback) position, but slightly tilted to the side (so the black dot is upwards a bit).   It is not mentioned in the game rules, and on my pigs it has a probability of about 1/3%.    Even site A below which had 1,688 throws did not mention this position.  I can only get it with one of my two pigs:  even using my fingers to position the pig.  Apparently one of my pigs is a special pig that can achieve this mystical back-ear position.  Like a super yoga master.

How do my results compare with other results posted on the internet?

 Me Site A Site B Site C Side (no dot) 35.2 36 34.1 34.1 Side (dot) 29.1 27 32.0 33.0 Trotter 7.7 7 9.2 8.7 Razorback 24.6 24 19.5 19.0 Snouter 2.2 2 3.5 3.5 Leaning Jowler 0.6 1 0.8 0.8 Tail 0.2 -- -- --

Other pass-the-pig probability sites:

A) http://www.derepas.com/petco/

B) http://www.members.tripod.com/~passpigs/prob.html

Of the above sites, site (A) looks the most reliable, and it agrees well with my own measurements.