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This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. May he have a speedy recovery.
11702
German Bobsled Team Crashes Into 1st Place
6645
Actions speak louder than words... And sometimes they scream
24468
When your dad bets $50 that the "Physics in a Nutshell" ruler/hammer post is impossible
26262
Dog does tippy tap dance whenever he's happy.
32705
Tippy taps of excitement
14026
[GAME] Like it or not this is what real fighting looks like
23658
Rawson Lake, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada[OC][4097x2969]
36653
This bridge has a crisis hotline machine.
9549
Capitalism
36683
Woman saves her objects from motorized thieves
6641
These doggos are true bros until the end of time
24020
HERO BOY
50651
Played this game my whole childhood and now, at 35 yo, I find out Mario can do this
19620
LPT: As a manager, give praise in public and give discipline in private.
79037
Why
11515
Angry girlfriend
20144
Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say
7551
HACKERMAN
5647
Hundreds of Penn State students raise more than $10M for pediatric cancer patients in annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon
12605
Narcissus discovered himself
11711
African children hearing fiddle music for the first time
30394
Gigapixel image of Dubai
3001
What a pretty afternoon.
16090
hmmm
16091
TIL a bald eagle somehow made its way to Ireland in 1987 and was so tired that it had to be returned via airplane.
36894
a cult classic
12877
Alabama sheriffs pocket tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars allocated to feed inmates
5216
ELI5: Why is rice so readily available and cheap?
11034
Poker hands ranking and probability
8231
Imagine how confusingly adorable sabertooth kittens would have been.
11125
School bully in every kid’s movie/sitcom during the ‘90s starterpack
24064
A tale of Asgard friendship
3265
Soggy Bottom Boys -- Man of Constant Sorrow [Folk]
10932
\o/
8674
Zoom in
6972
Finally more options!
23312
[Homemade] fresh fruit tart :)
5996
Father of the year
12591
Animal rescuer removes metal from gooses mouth
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)*.
2056 -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.
101 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
246 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
578 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.
143 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.
64 rhaegar_tldragon How often do goats fall to their deaths when climbing up weird and vertical walls and cliff faces?
18 FakeAccount84 Rigid, hard-rubber style hooves, and a lot of free food for scavengers at the bottoms of cliffs.
42 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.
17 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.