Speaking of angry birds like the cassowary, for years the game franchise ‘Angry Birds’ was inescapable. What prompted the idea for their enemies, the pigs?

Quiz Question: Speaking of angry birds like the cassowary, for years the game franchise ‘Angry Birds’ was inescapable. What prompted the idea for their enemies, the pigs?

The given options are:

  • Swine flu
  • Pigpen from ‘Peanuts’
  • Peppa Pig

Correct Answer: Swine flu

Fact: During the game’s development in 2009, a swine flu pandemic was dominating the news cycle. The game developers at Rovio adopted the sickly-looking green pigs as the adversary since the flu was on their mind at the time. The franchise has since become known as one of the most successful video games of all time.

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