The Science of GOATS!

Yep. Goats!
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Who are those people in the intro? Say hi to Joe Nicolosi (director) and Katie Graham (camera)!

Goat field of vision:

Goat pupil shape:

Radiolab story about a goat on a cow:

"Fainting goat" syndrome:

Goats have "accents":

Goat tastebuds:

Goat diet:

How goats climb so well:

Billy Whiskers:

In case you're curious, the star cluster in the thumbnail is Messier 30, which is in the Capricorn constellation, because goats

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Joe Hanson - Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi - Director
Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Associate Producer
Katie Graham - Camera
Editing/Motion Graphics - Andrew Matthews
Gaffer - John Knudsen/Philip Sheldon

Theme music:
"Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod

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Author Keefe Spence ( ago)
that ending. new snapchat filter anyone?

Author Axena Wolfsong ( ago)

I'm only 11

Author Lord Goat ( ago)
Woo my bros!

Author Vinsensius Andre ( ago)
actually, this is my favorite episode 😀

Author Deku Kitty ( ago)
Are we not going to talk about that ending? Who thought that was a good idea, holy crap!!!

Author sayan ray ( 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.

Author Fernando Bahena ( ago)
Jaja XD

Author Linda Schirmer ( ago)
There are some flying around in space so I have heard.

Author Vilhelmo De Okcidento ( ago)
Episode Suggestion: Car Exhaust VS. Second Hand Tobacco Smoke

Author Sanjit Sehrawat ( ago)
What would happen if we go to the center of earth would we squeeze? ??

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

Author Braeden Doose ( ago)
3:53 AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Author KrazeeMonkee ( ago)
Not a single mention of Tom Brady. Interesting...

Author The Fox Laboratory ( 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

Author LiamTheLopez gaming ( ago)
This is my favourite video ive watched in my whole life!!!!

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

Author Rage Gamer12440 ( ago)
the ending was hilarious

Author Rosa Levender ( ago)
braum was right all along

Author Awesome Lettuce ( ago)
the end petrified my little brother, he still crys about the "goat video"

Author DavieBoy ( ago)
Pause at 3:37

Author the goat is here ( ago)
my favorite video you've made!

Author Matt Lane ( ago)
I bet they did that whole video just so they could put that pun in at the end

Author Official Superficial ( ago)
That pun at the end... Was... Greatest Of All Time [G.O.A.T]

Author Major Zipf ( 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.

Author Adolf Hitler ( ago)
does someone play goat simulator?

Author funny videos ( ago)
(insert screaming here)

Author Amin EnJan ( ago)
that's where i live :-)

Author john smith ( ago)
this guy needs to get a gf

Author Alissa Taylor ( ago)
Worst pun ever lol

Author Lord Goat ( ago)
I have been waiting for this

Author TheTrueAAndy - Andy Long ( ago)
Goat Rule 34: if it exists the goat will stand on it

Author St0rmtr00pah Itz_da_st0rm_:_ohh_nuu ( ago)
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

Author Ashtorn Sadowsky ( ago)
So are you telling me that Goat simulator goat's physics are legit....

Author Eye Hates You ( ago)
I have a muslims friend
He knows a lot about goats! Lmao

Author Samratt Verma ( ago)
and i thought only frogs and naruto have the Sage Mode

Author Kevin Coggins ( ago)
My goat ate my homework...

Author kratuna0 ( ago)
it was gooooooood

Author Korsa ( ago)
I didn't know goats are so cute!

Author XerneasJason Bathe-Taylor ( ago)
Lol 2:22

Author Lucifer Broke ( ago)
Oh God that last part. I cannot unsee that. Oh God.

Author nyandragons ( 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

Author LazyElectron ( ago)

Author XgamerdaveX ( ago)
The science of goats?

Author Rasverix Xyleighraq ( ago)
Zagros Mountains are in Iran. I climbed them the other year, probably not as well as a goat would

Author Goat ( ago)
i personally have a dutch accent (°-°)

Author Hazelstorm ( ago)
Was that video brainstorming clip at the beginning real or restaged?

Author EJBen007 ( ago)
Uhhh...goats utilize Sage Mode, hence their pupils being horizontal...

Author Yuri Lu ( ago)
Press "3" every second on this video

Author ayy lmao ( ago)

Author nickopeters ( ago)
The lateral, depth-perception claim--?: "Neah-ah-ah-ah-ah--."

Author Little Mr Dummy ( ago)
Mother fucking bats

Author TPRSports ( ago)
Why would you make a video about the science of Tom Brady?

Author Jenn Boink ( ago)

Author EElectric_M ( ago)
Goats are strange, they are humanoids.

Author Teth47 ( 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.

Author Who's Kavir? ( ago)
I'm pretty interested in the physics of riding a bike

Author Mitchell Szarafinski ( ago)
Why do we need to breath to live?

Author Nmethyltransferase ( ago)
You failed to mention that they're tasty! `_`

Author Adam Hour14 ( ago)
it was baaaaaaahhhhhhd

Author The Ceej ( ago)
Goats are awesome!

Author MegaWhiteLord ( ago)
I just have the sudden urge to adopt a goat...

Author Svetlana Budnikova ( ago)
1. Press "3"
2. Repeat

Author ADAM12K ( ago)
goats are cool

Author Sir Dragneel ( ago)
Well played sir... well played

Author Serenia ( 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.

Author LeasLame ( ago)
you forgot to mention that they crave that mineral

Author Klein Bottle ( ago)
lol I Fell down laughing when that goat said "HAAALP" Xd

Author Zdt 71 ( ago)
Press 9 at the ending, you'll have unlimited goats!

Author Behind The Curtain ( ago)
I now love goats

Author svnhells ( ago)
When u crave that mineral

Author Parkourior ( ago)

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

Author Brunneis Ursus ( 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

Author тαѕυкєтє ( ago)
G. God
O. Of
A. All
T. Things

Author TrollerpilotXIV Alpha (345 years ago)
and I'm lying on the cold hard ground(goat screams)oh(goat screams)oh trouble trouble trouble

Author Marybell Mae (930 years ago)
That was cute amd informatic :D I loved it!

Author After The Hunt ( ago)
omg the ending though...

im gonna have nightmares now...

Author Andrew Burnett ( ago)

Author radavar ( 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.

Author José de los Santos ( ago)
Does that congenital myotonia comes because of genetical drift? I don't think natural selection would favor that kind of trait.

Author Timothy Germakovski ( ago)
i dont know why goats but this really funny

Author Soham Banerjee (43 years ago)
The Goat! Passepartout, help me! I am being attacked by a ferocious animal! It has small horns.

Author Blue Feather ( 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.

Author jakomean ( ago)
I love you guys

Author umar khan ( ago)
make an episode of our great curiosity.

Author Kalina Andrew ( ago)
that pun tho

Author Puplic Channel ( ago)

Author Lizard Man383 ( ago)
ohh god that final scene!

Author Bricklord ( ago)

Author MrBoh11 ( ago)
AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! GOAT HEAD! im gonna have nightmares like that now.

Author TCarrot Gaming ( ago)
You should do a video about the physics of cartoons!

Author FCSΩ //FCSectorΩ ( ago)
Allow people to skip ads!

Author Jeff Fraser ( ago)
If they can't see well on the vertical axis why do they inhabit sheer vertical surfaces? Is it enough of an advantage over predators that the penalty in situational awareness doesn't matter?

Author Vamavid ( ago)
For a second there I felt bad that his co-worker would never get to see the awesome goat episode he dreamed about. lol

Author lolcat Gaming ( ago)
liked before I watched because of the beautiful art that is the title

Author iTz Been Revoked ( ago)
thumbs up for the ending loll

Author Mitchell Dickson ( ago)
I now have nightmares. Thanks for the ending...

Author turbohusque ( ago)
These have been True Facts about the *Goat.* Because that is how the Goat do.

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