Wednesday

Have These Goats Invented A Captivating New Sport?



On days when the NBA and NHL are idle and fog delays some Olympic events, there can sometimes be a shortage of captivating moments of kinesthetic achievement to appreciate. Fortunately, a video surfaced on YouTube of a few goats balancing on an undulating piece of sheet metal. The video received about a million hits in its first 24 hours online, and charmed many addicted fans. As SB Nation wrote, "you're about to watch balancing goats for the rest of the day," or at least until the Olympics return in primetime.

If this setup sounds positively strange, it's because it is. The truth is, like any great viral movement, it sort of transcends description. But as you're watching these three goats enjoying their version of king-of-the-hill as they "surf" a wave of metal while a fourth goat who's tied up "coaches" them on, you can't help but marvel at the extraordinary balance this must require. And, as if they somehow knew they were in competition with the Winter Games, the three goats pull off a shared podium moment at the end.



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