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01/19/2012 11:11 am ET Updated Jan 19, 2012

Two-headed Pig For Sale: This Bacon Ain't Fakin' (VIDEO)

When your job is selling things that you don't see every day, it's tough to find things that, well, you don't see every day.

But a two-headed pig that's been freeze-dried for 50 years? That's unique, according to Mike Zohn, co-owner of Obscura Antiques & Oddities, a New York City store that specializes in one-of-a-kind, bizarre and often shocking artifacts such as monkey race cars, possessed ventriloquist dummies and artworks made of human hair.

The store is the setting for "Oddities," a TV show on the Science Channel, and the Jan. 21 episode features a visit from an artist named Kevin and his freeze-dried two-headed pig.

Zohn -- whose first reaction to the dual-domed porker is "What a cutie!" --says two-headed pigs aren't very common.

"A two-faced pig is actually quite rare," he explained. "They pop up now and then, but they're really highly sought after."

Kevin estimates the pig is 50 years old and says he got it from a carnival worker a few years back -- and Zohn is impressed.

"There's no odor or insect damage," he said.

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