By popular request, I've done some investigating and uncovered the history of Rachel the Pig, the mascot of the Pike Place Market:
"The unofficial mascot of the Pike Place Market is "Rachel," a bronze piggybank located below the Market clock. The piggybank is used to collect donations to the Market Foundation, which provides a variety of services for those in need. Installed in 1986, Rachel was named after a real pig-a neighbor of Georgia Gerber, the Whidbey Island sculptor who created the piggybank."
That's um, kind of boring, to be honest.
Also, I've looked into the history of Beef Wellington, so named "because in its larger version the finished product looks like a highly polished riding or Wellington boot."
That's um, kind of nasty, to be honest.
History -- proving once again to be sort of boring and nasty once you look further into it.