The Science of GOATS!

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Comments: 561

  • Goat With A Hat
    Goat With A Hat 4 days ago


    this is the best video ever

  • Avin Tan
    Avin Tan 4 days ago

    i love your brand of humor!!!

  • MSM Game ON!
    MSM Game ON! 6 days ago

    I came here because goat mom

  • CjcsGaming
    CjcsGaming 8 days ago

    My pet goat once ate my uncle

  • Emma Ruelas
    Emma Ruelas 13 days ago

    i actually want to see cartoon and physics.

  • Elder Aaron
    Elder Aaron 16 days ago

    this video is HILARIOUS!! xD

  • phung tran
    phung tran 19 days ago


  • dyscea
    dyscea 23 days ago

    Can't believe you crossed out MAGIC on the board.

  • Fabian-Eduardo Chacon

    2:35 best meme Of goats ever

  • Fabian-Eduardo Chacon

    their eyes remind of Naruto's Sage mode if u know what i mean

  • Vae Victis
    Vae Victis 27 days ago

    Goats are goat

  • Goats are Great
    Goats are Great 1 month ago

    This is my favorite video on this channel.
    I give it 9/10 goats (great goat content, almost perfect)
    Have a nice day.

  • Keefe Spence
    Keefe Spence 1 month ago

    that ending. new snapchat filter anyone?

  • Axena Wolfsong
    Axena Wolfsong 1 month ago


    I'm only 11

  • Lord Goat
    Lord Goat 1 month ago

    Woo my bros!

  • Vinsensius Andre
    Vinsensius Andre 1 month ago

    actually, this is my favorite episode 😀

  • Deku Kitty
    Deku Kitty 1 month ago

    Are we not going to talk about that ending? Who thought that was a good idea, holy crap!!!

  • sayan ray
    sayan ray 1 month ago

    Best video ever. at least there's a little space for metal in science. anyway, you can make a video about metal music and the culture and logic and its contradictions. might not be good enough for science though. but you can explore anyway.

  • Fernando Bahena
    Fernando Bahena 1 month ago

    Jaja XD

  • Astroflight
    Astroflight 2 months ago

    There are some flying around in space so I have heard.

  • Vilhelmo De Okcidento
    Vilhelmo De Okcidento 2 months ago

    Episode Suggestion: Car Exhaust VS. Second Hand Tobacco Smoke

  • Sanjit Sehrawat
    Sanjit Sehrawat 2 months ago

    What would happen if we go to the center of earth would we squeeze? ??

  • Miko
    Miko 2 months ago

    102 people may have had congenital myotonia from that jump scare, they accidentally clicked the thumbs down button instead of up.

  • Braeden Doose
    Braeden Doose 2 months ago

    3:53 AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PlainsPup
    PlainsPup 2 months ago

    1:05 - How is a genetic disorder like congenital myotonia cute? It's sad. Stop intentionally breeding disability into domestic animals.

  • KrazeeMonkee
    KrazeeMonkee 2 months ago

    Not a single mention of Tom Brady. Interesting...

  • The Fox Laboratory
    The Fox Laboratory 3 months ago

    Goats are jerks. I had a goat and it chased me all the way up the street and the only reason I made it back is because I held by the horns and yelled at my friend to go get my brother so he could take care of the situation

  • LiamTheLopez gaming
    LiamTheLopez gaming 3 months ago

    This is my favourite video ive watched in my whole life!!!!

  • Clay
    Clay 3 months ago

    i live in zagros and my favorite animal is goat. lol my ancestors were like me so they domesticated this cute animals.

  • Rage Gamer12440
    Rage Gamer12440 3 months ago

    the ending was hilarious

  • Rosa Levender
    Rosa Levender 4 months ago

    braum was right all along

  • Awesome Lettuce
    Awesome Lettuce 4 months ago

    the end petrified my little brother, he still crys about the "goat video"

  • DavieBoy
    DavieBoy 4 months ago

    Pause at 3:37

  • the goat is here
    the goat is here 4 months ago

    my favorite video you've made!

  • Matt Lane
    Matt Lane 4 months ago

    I bet they did that whole video just so they could put that pun in at the end

  • Official Superficial
    Official Superficial 4 months ago

    That pun at the end... Was... Greatest Of All Time [G.O.A.T]

  • Major Zipf
    Major Zipf 4 months ago

    Actually, the story of the man who invented the segue is a really good one. He's an incredible guy who has done SO much more than that one thing. His main project is inventing sustainable clean water devices for impoverished peoples and teaching them how to maintain them. Maybe you could do a video on him.

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 4 months ago

    does someone play goat simulator?

  • funny videos
    funny videos 5 months ago

    (insert screaming here)

  • Amin EnJan
    Amin EnJan 5 months ago

    that's where i live :-)

  • john smith
    john smith 5 months ago

    this guy needs to get a gf

  • Alissa Taylor
    Alissa Taylor 5 months ago

    Worst pun ever lol

  • Lord Goat
    Lord Goat 5 months ago

    I have been waiting for this

  • TheTrueAAndy - Andy Long

    Goat Rule 34: if it exists the goat will stand on it

  • St0rmtr00pah Itz_da_st0rm_:_ohh_nuu

    the only reason to why I watched this reason is one question: do the get any brain damage when ramming into things, if we humans would ram that much into stuff we would get some serious problems

  • Ashtorn Sadowsky
    Ashtorn Sadowsky 6 months ago

    So are you telling me that Goat simulator goat's physics are legit....

  • Eye Hates You
    Eye Hates You 7 months ago

    I have a muslims friend
    He knows a lot about goats! Lmao

  • Samratt Verma
    Samratt Verma 7 months ago

    and i thought only frogs and naruto have the Sage Mode

  • Kevin Coggins
    Kevin Coggins 7 months ago

    My goat ate my homework...

  • kratuna0
    kratuna0 7 months ago

    it was gooooooood

  • Korsa
    Korsa 8 months ago

    I didn't know goats are so cute!

  • XerneasJason Bathe-Taylor

    Lol 2:22

  • Lucifer Broke
    Lucifer Broke 9 months ago

    Oh God that last part. I cannot unsee that. Oh God.

  • nyandragons
    nyandragons 9 months ago

    once I was on a class field trip to a farm and this goat SNUCK OUT OF ITS PEN AND SNUCK UP ON THE GROUP AND TRIED TO EAT MY WORKSHEET

  • LazyElectron
    LazyElectron 9 months ago


  • XgamerdaveX
    XgamerdaveX 9 months ago

    The science of goats?

  • Rasverix Xyleighraq
    Rasverix Xyleighraq 9 months ago

    Zagros Mountains are in Iran. I climbed them the other year, probably not as well as a goat would

  • Goat
    Goat 9 months ago

    i personally have a dutch accent (°-°)

    • Goat
      Goat 9 months ago


  • Hazelstorm
    Hazelstorm 10 months ago

    Was that video brainstorming clip at the beginning real or restaged?

  • EJBen007
    EJBen007 10 months ago

    Uhhh...goats utilize Sage Mode, hence their pupils being horizontal...

  • Yuri Lu
    Yuri Lu 10 months ago

    Press "3" every second on this video

  • ayy lmao
    ayy lmao 10 months ago


    • ayy lmao
      ayy lmao 10 months ago


    • Senior Saddle
      Senior Saddle 10 months ago

      gooooooat dang it you made me fall out of my chair for a second time

  • nickopeters
    nickopeters 10 months ago

    The lateral, depth-perception claim--?: "Neah-ah-ah-ah-ah--."

  • Little Mr Dummy
    Little Mr Dummy 10 months ago

    Mother fucking bats

  • TPRSports
    TPRSports 11 months ago

    Why would you make a video about the science of Tom Brady?

  • Jenn Boink
    Jenn Boink 11 months ago


  • EElectric_M
    EElectric_M 11 months ago

    Goats are strange, they are humanoids.

  • Teth47
    Teth47 11 months ago

    We have goats. One of them tried to eat a billiard ball, and another one of them likes to eat the soft touch buttons off electronic door locks.

  • Who's Kavir?
    Who's Kavir? 1 year ago

    I'm pretty interested in the physics of riding a bike

  • Mitchell Szarafinski

    Why do we need to breath to live?

  • Nmethyltransferase
    Nmethyltransferase 1 year ago

    You failed to mention that they're tasty! `_`

    • Nmethyltransferase
      Nmethyltransferase 9 months ago

      Actually... Lamb/mutton is stinky. Chevre/cabrito/goat has a rich flavor of red meat, but it's not stinky. Living, bleating goats can be funky, though.

    • jay fawn
      jay fawn 9 months ago

      but smelly >_<

  • Adam Hour14
    Adam Hour14 1 year ago

    it was baaaaaaahhhhhhd

  • The Ceej
    The Ceej 1 year ago

    Goats are awesome!

    • TravistheHuman
      TravistheHuman 1 year ago

      +The Ceej I'm taking care of goats these days.

  • MegaWhiteLord
    MegaWhiteLord 1 year ago

    I just have the sudden urge to adopt a goat...

  • Svetlana Budnikova
    Svetlana Budnikova 1 year ago

    1. Press "3"
    2. Repeat

  • ADAM12K
    ADAM12K 1 year ago

    goats are cool

  • Sir Dragneel
    Sir Dragneel 1 year ago

    Well played sir... well played

  • Serenia
    Serenia 1 year ago

    As a goat owner I must point out that while they certainly do focus on plants, they most certainly do eat other things. Ours have eaten half of a rainproof tarp, a good amount of peoples' hair, and one of them is damned determined to evolve to be able to eat and digest the metal fence and nibbles on it endlessly. They will also nibble on something to figure out what it is the same way dogs sniff things, so they'll certainly do that to everything...including you so be careful with your fingers -_-
    As a side note they have this lovely habit where if they see you cleaning up their poop they'll come over and poop some more for you after you're done (literally every time). I like to think this is why some religious groups associate them with Satan.

    • Aragami
      Aragami 1 year ago

      +Serenia "As a side note they have this lovely habit where if they see you cleaning up their poop they'll come over and poop some more for you after you're done (literally every time). I like to think this is why some religious groups associate them with Satan."

      Best comment ever :D

  • LeasLame
    LeasLame 1 year ago

    you forgot to mention that they crave that mineral

  • Klein Bottle
    Klein Bottle 1 year ago

    lol I Fell down laughing when that goat said "HAAALP" Xd

  • Zdt 71
    Zdt 71 1 year ago

    Press 9 at the ending, you'll have unlimited goats!

  • Behind The Curtain
    Behind The Curtain 1 year ago

    I now love goats

  • svnhells
    svnhells 1 year ago

    When u crave that mineral

  • Parkourior
    Parkourior 1 year ago


  • Dodepict
    Dodepict 1 year ago

    Yeah ok, you might be right but the main thing is that goats bleat too loud. As you can hear:

  • Brunneis Ursus
    Brunneis Ursus 1 year ago

    the actual reason why goats with congenital myotonia disorder is not so uncommon is because goatherds would use this to their advantage and would have some in their herd so if a predator came by a "feinting" goat would lock up and it would be eaten instead of a good healthy goat

  • тαѕυкєтє
    тαѕυкєтє 1 year ago

    G. God
    O. Of
    A. All
    T. Things

    • тαѕυкєтє
      тαѕυкєтє 1 year ago

      +Johnny Taylor I still prefer llamas and alpacas though.

    • Johnny Taylor
      Johnny Taylor 1 year ago

      +Fox Cub greatest of all time

    • тαѕυкєтє
      тαѕυкєтє 1 year ago

      +Josh Adams Oh.

    • Josh Adams
      Josh Adams 1 year ago

      +Fox Cub Arceus, Pokémon equivalent of a god, looks like a white goat rammed through a fence.

  • TrollerpilotXIV Alpha

    and I'm lying on the cold hard ground(goat screams)oh(goat screams)oh trouble trouble trouble

  • Marybell Mae
    Marybell Mae 1 year ago

    That was cute amd informatic :D I loved it!

  • After The Hunt
    After The Hunt 1 year ago

    omg the ending though...

    im gonna have nightmares now...

  • Andrew Burnett
    Andrew Burnett 1 year ago


  • radavar
    radavar 1 year ago

    You should mention the first animation in the world was about a goat around 9000 years ago in The Burned city in Iran.
    It was drawn on a vase.

  • José de los Santos

    Does that congenital myotonia comes because of genetical drift? I don't think natural selection would favor that kind of trait.

  • Timothy Germakovski

    i dont know why goats but this really funny

  • Soham Banerjee
    Soham Banerjee 1 year ago

    The Goat! Passepartout, help me! I am being attacked by a ferocious animal! It has small horns.

  • Blue Feather
    Blue Feather 1 year ago

    One of my goats actually ate my homework once. I was in the barn waiting for a pregnant mother to give birth, and the other one came up behind me and ripped the page I was working on out of my book.

    • тαѕυкєтє
      тαѕυкєтє 1 year ago

      This is a weird statement, but if I was a goat I could imagine myself doing that.

    • Nikorasu Chan
      Nikorasu Chan 1 year ago

      +Blue Feather
      Good luck explaining that to your school.

  • jakomean
    jakomean 1 year ago

    I love you guys

  • umar khan
    umar khan 1 year ago

    make an episode of our great curiosity.

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