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These girls out here gettin' down, when suddenly...
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Moana family cosplay
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My old front porch floor lasted 97 years. By my calculations, this prank may not pay off until 2114.
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Angela Kinsey retweeted this terrifying faceswap ??
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In Case Of Fire [OC]
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Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'
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Mud Bricks
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Uh, Maybe It Has Something To Do With THE FUCKING NAZI FLAG YOU HAVE HANGING BEHIND YOU!
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A single sperm has 37.5 MB of DNA information in it. That means an average ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1587.5 TB
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Partying hard
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Sleeping mlems
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Wendell always dreamed of being an MMA champion
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Despite all that's going on in the world and in life, I will never be as angry as I am as when my headphone cable snags on something and rips the bud out of my ear.
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Love my mom to death but...
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The way this fox is curled
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Mass evacuation as Puerto Rico dam bursts
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One of the lakes of Jiuzhaigou - China before the devastating earthquake last August [OC] [2317x3089]
3496
Todd Frazier fell for the Hidden Ball Trick against the Blue Jays
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TIL In Kurt Cobain's suicide note, he quoted a Neil Young song saying "It's better to burn out than fade away". Neil Young said that "it fucked with me" and he had actually been trying to get in touch with Cobain around when his suicide happened, in order to offer encouragement.
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It was pointed out to us that my girlfriend and I are the real life Kelly and Yorkie from San Junipero, Black Mirror. It feels so good to have gay and bi characters like us recognized in the Emmys!
8197
Donald Trump's mom
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I was cleaning the flat top grill at my work and suddenly a canvas of a forest on the lakeside.
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I recreated Lake Moraine in Minecraft after seeing it on /r/EarthPorn one too many times. Zoom in to see the blocks
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Close enough, dog !
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Cut from a single sheet of paper... Started in November last year, finally done!
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It hurts to read this
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A scene between Jack and Sawyer from LOST, which premiered 13 years ago today. The ambitious series is better experienced through bingeing, and its finale holds up better now than it did 7 years ago. If you haven't given it a chance, now is the perfect time.
19685
I liked this.
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Fuck you Hippo!
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[Homemade] steak, crab cake, and mac and cheese
3804
When walking into a store equals signing a waiver.
6171
Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery. The robot implanted 3D-printed teeth into a woman without help from dentists.
19493
[Poetry] Morty reacts to the Rick and Morty fanbase
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Yuo see comrade, meme with Kalashinikov is good meme.
4055
"Which way do I go?"
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Neon Cloth
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My sïštër drew me a surreal birthday card and I thought you would appreciate it
13679
Ostrich doing some big tippy taps
18884
Stump removal. WCGW?
9837
Yankee stadium using the names of every Yankee that played there
1 sterlingphoenix Your submission has been removed for the following reason(s): Please search before submitting. This question has already been asked on ELI5 multiple times. **EDIT**: Because people are asking (and getting rather abusive in comments *and* in private messages): Not only is this question asked every time a goat video or image makes it to the front page, but [this was asked a mere 6 hours before OP posted this](https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/6zrms5/eli5_how_do_goats_climb_vertical_surfaces_and_not/). It was, in fact, posted many times within that timeframe. I removed three or four reposts myself, but left that one up. --- *Please refer to our [detailed rules](http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/about/rules)*.
2060 -0_-0-_0- Great balance and precise movements. Not unlike how it's kind of miraculous that humans are bipedal. Walking on 2 feet on uneven terrain and up stairs is pretty impressive too.
581 TBNecksnapper Because it's indeed only seemingly completely straight, a different angle: https://imgur.com/a/5g2zX That picture is probably cut in that strange way only to hide what reveals it's not a vertical wall.
240 confusdwaffle [because they crave that mineral. ](https://m.imgur.com/t/mineral/uwt3i6c) On a more serious note, they have hooves that have evolved to be able to climb these almost straight surfaces and I'd assume a lot more muscles than we do as humans. Also probably a combination of speed + muscles + agility --> climbing up mountains Edit: "designed" -> evolved
141 Gnonthgol To start with their hoofs are very sharp and their legs are thin. So even if there is a slippery piece of rock sticking half an inch out from the cliff they can put their weight on it without slipping. They also have a lot of balance and control over their movements so they can balance on those narrow ledges. And of course it does help to have four legs. So just like a rock climber can climb seemingly straight smooth surfaces a goat can use a lot of the exact same footholds to climb up.
104 texasrigger On top of every one else's mostly correct responses - Practice! Goats climb on and jump off of everything they can from birth. They have a real urge to get up on stuff and as babies they are terrible at it with lots of tumbles but they get better and better with time. r/goatparkour
65 rhaegar_tldragon How often do goats fall to their deaths when climbing up weird and vertical walls and cliff faces?
41 eyes_like_thunder Goat hooves have a more rubbery texture than horse or cow etc hooves. They have grippy toes.. Plus, they're super agile/adventurous. Goats get themselves in all kinds of weird places.
18 FakeAccount84 Rigid, hard-rubber style hooves, and a lot of free food for scavengers at the bottoms of cliffs.
18 Communalbuttplug The have weird hoofs it's like a horses on the outside but a dogs soft in the middle giving them lots of grip.
4 Lenny_Here "Since this pic was posted a few months ago, I can tell you the consensus then was that the photo is tilted and cropped to exaggerate the angle of the wall. Check out the angle of the trees in the foreground and background. " "Yep, this is the actual angle." https://imgur.com/a/5g2zX https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/6zr5u5/goats_climbing_a_brick_wall_are_xpost_2sweatypalms/dmxi631
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2 tomdarch They don't climb up vertical surfaces. They can only climb less than vertical surfaces where they can "lean in" so that their center of mass is closer to the face than their hooves. We humans can climb vertical and overhanging faces because we can use our hands (and other body parts) to hold ourselves into the rock face. Goats have only their hooves, so they are limited to less-than-vertical climbing. That said, they have adapted to allow them to "lean in" very well and climb more vertical surfaces than a lot of the predators that would try to eat them.
1 Zarathustra420 Boring answer: evolution. They evolved to be able to distribute most of their weight directly into and over top of their hooves, which are textured in such a way that allows them to 'grip' footholds in the hills. Their feet are also relatively tiny, allowing for more precise footing. They do this because it allows them to control an otherwise unexploited niche: cliff sides. Their positioning along the mountainside allows them to access vegetation that other animals can't reach, as well as avoid predators. Some species of goats will climb steep cliffs in order to lick salts off of the rocks.
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1 karione Just like how Nepalese people [do it](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1gyomq/appliance_delivery_guy_in_nepal_raw_power/). But in this case less weight. more power, and better control of CG.
1 Invokationz Seemingly is correct. Also, seems like their center of mass is quite close to the wall, easy for their body type
1 thestratomaster1227 Woah. I got this. Ok, I was watching a BBC documentary last night about goat that climb. The bottom of their hooves are concaved, so they act as almost a suction cup. No other hooves animal had suction cup feet.
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