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Nascar 2003 is a masterpiece
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Love Thai Neighbor.
19761
97 year old WWII veteran who wanted to join with those who take a knee: "Those kids have every right to protest."
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Charging $99 for a $15 case of water is considered price gauging, but charging $800 for an $8 bag of saline is considered “Healthcare.”
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What a monster.... !
9968
Will you join the group?
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Textbook morning glory
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??Momma mouse leads her babies
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TIL America's first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a joke intended to humiliate women, but instead she won over 60% of the vote.
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No, you hang up [OC]
16085
Airport police demanded activist’s passwords. He refused. Now faces prison in UK
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DeVito in Color, oil, 16 x 20 in
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Wholesome news!
21277
Who's the real patriot?
13335
'Human computer’ Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour
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The orb of confusion
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I don't think that's what jumper cables are for
23002
God, I love fall.
8654
Jen Barkley knows politics.
16762
Thinking Two Steps Ahead
17724
Completely peeled pomegranates!
13713
Been doing some space paintings with spray paint, what do you guys think?
27630
Found a moth on my jeep that has the face of a French bulldog
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Restaurant closed, for good reason.
7814
My parents made an old camper into a cozy lakeside guesthouse.
10112
Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views. (5:23 PM - 22 Jan 2017)
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hmmm
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26 years ago today, Nirvana released the album "Nevermind".
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I am breaking you out fren so we can play
6471
Squad goals
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Fan gets surprised by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
4498
Like a deep sea explorer cat carry bag
36481
Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king
5698
Doing pushups when her dogs wants to play
11863
Can't access my US Visa application because my name is less than 5 letters long
5884
Deep Water Swell
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The dangers of a fast hashbrown
12758
Teachers of Reddit, what is something a student of yours has said that made you think 'wow, there is no hope left for you'?
17831
You know what to do.
23090
Nestlé, Unilever, P&G Among Worst Offenders for Plastic Pollution in Philippines Beach Audit
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)*.
2054 -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.
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.
245 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.
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
69 rhaegar_tldragon How often do goats fall to their deaths when climbing up weird and vertical walls and cliff faces?
44 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.
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.
5 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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