09 December 2006

Fainting Goats

In contrast to fainting schoolgirls, fainting goats do not suffer from mass hysteria, rather they have a genetic condition called myotonia congenita which makes the goats appear to faint when stressed. If you don't believe me here is some footage.


here is a website devoted to fainting goats

11 comments:

Matt M said...

Bizarre. Truly bizarre. I half expected it to turn out to be spoof.

jams o donnell said...

It sounds so much like a hoax doesn't it?

mullet said...

lol...my chinese sign is the goat and i can vouch for all this fainting business!

Matt M said...

They charged at the goats in the field a few too many times in that video for my liking - the guy doing it was having just a little too much fun with it.

Mind you, must be hard to resist.

jams o donnell said...

Maybe so Matt. On the other hand it doesn't seem they were harmed by any of it.

Fainting schoolgirls and fainting goars seemed to go well together. I cant remember exactly when fainting goats were big news in the Fortean Times but my memory seems to link the two together.

Goat? I'm a rabbit myself, Mullet! we breed rather than topple over!

mullet said...

actually, rabbit and goat goes quite well!

jams o donnell said...

Hmm I couldn't say being a vegetarian!

Steve Bates said...

Rabbit and Goat? I'm a Rat. Hmm; someone has told me that before...

Maybe someone could write a book for Mr. Bush, using only words of one syllable of course, called My Pet Fainting Goat. (Actually, ellroon informed me in a comment that the original is The Pet Goat, not My Pet Goat.)

matt m, who knows, perhaps the goats were having fun, too. At least they didn't seem the worse for wear when they arose from their faint.

jams, I think the incidents of fainting Catholic schoolgirls are related not to goats but to the headmaster's dog... you know, Mass His Terrier.

jams o donnell said...

Hmm Will he write it in crayon Steve?

The goats are not harmed by the fainting. Perhaps the chasing was a little excessive but it looks as if a couple of scenes are duplicated. Still it is one of those oddities. I give thanks for You Tube for being a mine of great stuff for blogging.

AAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHH now that is so bad Steve I should have come out with it!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I love the goat video! I'd like to chase a few with some tortillas or kabob sticks. This is God's gift to lazy hunter/gatherers. Why should I have to work hard to catch my meal?

jams o donnell said...

lol fast food, hunter gatherer style, eh ewbl!