Scared Stiff: The Story Behind "Fainting Goats"

November 30th, 2011 in Uncategorized 5 comments


Have you ever seen a goat (or any animal, for that matter) do this?

Neither had I. But these are the sorts of things that come up at family parties and pique my curiosity. Perhaps the nickname and title of the YouTube video “fainting goats” is a misnomer (as National Geographic pointed out) as the goats are not actually losing consciousness when they go rigid and topple over. So why the wipe-outs? More