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A Chinese schoolmaster is the toast of his pupils after making a bizarre classroom bet about cleaning up the school - and keeping his promise to pupils when he lost. Deputy headmaster Hong Yaoming, 45, of Xianning Experimental Primary School in the city of Xianning, in central China's Hubei province, made the offer after he got fed up with pupils littering. "They are just like kids everywhere," he said. "Pop a sweet in their mouths, drop the paper on to the ground, that sort of thing. They're not bad kids but they needed some incentive to make them stop and think about having some respect for the environment, and therefore for themselves. "So I said I would kiss a pig in front of the school if they could tidy their acts up a bit." Pupils Ni Hu, 12, and Ning Hu, 13, witnessed the pig kissing spectacle on Monday this week when Yaoming puckered his lips for the kiss in front of 4,000 people - students and teachers. "It was really funny," said Ning Hu. "No-one expected him to go through with it but this big porker was brought in and he got down and gave it a big smacker!" Ni Hu said: "He earned our respect after that. It often happens to us kids that teachers say one thing and do another. But he kept his end of the bargain and that has made us determined to be cleaner in future." School officials said hygiene levels "soared dramatically" after the pig bet. Afterwards the headmaster said: "I can remember nicer kisses in life, but it was all in a good cause."

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