Friday, 6 September 2013

How Fainting Goats Work

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The lives of goats, by all appearances, consist mostly of eating, climbing, butting heads and a whole lot of standing on top of things. One particular breed of goat, however, is known for a rather different trait: stiffening up and appearing to faint.

These goats (also known as myotonic goats) aren't simply weak of heart or abnormally prone to fright. In fact, fainting goats don't actually faint or lose consciousness at all during these episodes.

(thanks Stanley)

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

So, how does it work?