Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Tennessee Fainting Goat

(Above: An ordinary goat.)

This morning, I was quite upset to read in the New York Times that a very special creature may soon disappear from the face of the earth.

Tennessee Fainting Goats (also known as Nervous Goats, Wooden Leg Goats, and Tennessee Scare Goats) possess a very peculiar trait. Whenever they're startled, the goats appear to "faint" for about ten seconds.

The "fainting" is the result of an otherwise harmless hereditary disorder. And it's totally hilarious. (See the video below.) Hopefully the International Fainting Goat Association (which boasts a fabulous logo) will be able to save the breed before it's too late.

An animal this amusing must not disappear!

P.S.: I found this while searching for a picture to go with this post. Ahhh. I LOVE Japan.


Blogger Kitty said...

XD That was funny! The owners scare the goats and they all go crash!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Ms. Bookworm said...

Hehe... I like the garbage-eating goat the best! Awesome! <3
Me want ^_^

1:06 PM  
Blogger Invisible Turtle said...

One of the Smithsonian museums have talking trash cans. I forget what it said, but I was very startled!
Now I want to go on a trash can tour!

3:45 PM  
Anonymous leximel said...

I want one! Have you ever milked a goat? It is surely an activity not to be missed. Or ever forgotten.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol! Just imagine; every time your going to eat, you get so excited that you fall over. But it's not that hard for me to imagine. I get that way around books I love (Kiki Strike, for example)


5:46 PM  
Anonymous Kurosignal said...

I saw those before...in the tv. But those are pretty funny.

Nice...garbage eating goat...

6:09 PM  
Blogger FN da World Dictator said...

LOLZZZZZZ I laughed to death! Garbage-eating goat? The world is so strange.
Ananka/Kirsten: Sorry if I'm not commenting often or updating my blog. My laptop busted. I just snuck into the school computer lab and now using it, unbeknownst to teachers.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous sekrit7 said...

I LOVE the garbage eating goat!!!

6:51 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

my dad showed me that exact same video like, two years ago!! wierd.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

haahhahahahahahaha watching all those goats just fall over made my day haaahhhaaahahahahaha :)

7:11 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

omg! ^.^ thats SO hilarious! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

invisible turtle: really? on the simpsons theres a talking trash can. i wanna see one too!

~.* s'laters'n'all!

my freind has two goats. and five? seven horses? i dunno. she has horses and goats and dogs and brithers and alot of chips. thats all i know.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Oh yeah, you reminded me of something I saw Invisible Turtle! I remember somewhere in Disney, I saw these trashcans that can talk and terrorize tourists to to not litter!

7:51 PM  
Anonymous SAMEANANYMOUS said...

wooooooooooooooooooooooow thats amazing

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Elizz said...

The garbage eating goat was so cool!it's like the world's new recycler:Goaty

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Girlskickbutt!!! said...

Tennessee should totally change its mascot. Too bad its the walking horse, ladybug, mockingbird, raccoon. I would've paid more attention in 3rd grade if it was that interesting.(Do any other states have interesting animals)

9:29 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

The fainting goat is now my favorite animal. ^_^

OMG I love when the goatmaster is all like "BOO!" and the goats are all like "AAACK *stiffens* *falls*" XD

10:31 PM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

goats are cool. so are chickens.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Kiel said...

yay for japan! were learning Japaneese in class instead of french. well, garbage eating goats would cut down on the amount of garbage that goes into landfills! i had an eco friendly moment there...

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

ROFL I spent the whole time laughing!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous E-star said...

Oh, that goat is just the qutest! ^^ And I loooooooove Japan to, it's just the most amazing country!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the logo!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Muslim Irregular said...

in 'defining dulcie' ( i don't remember the author), Dulcie visits a fainting goat farm.

that's so hilarious, they fall every second, and get up again!

5:28 PM  

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