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Title
8745
How I Wrote My Master's Thesis [OC]
19222
More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
7757
This man outside the Verizon store in lower Manhattan
13830
This typo for N in my nephew’s alphabet board book. The editor had only 26 words to review... and somehow this was missed.
33443
Pathetic
10433
My dad sneaks out of the house every year at the same time for my parents’ first date anniversary. He puts on his old high school letter jacket, rings the doorbell, and asks, “Is Kris home?” only to ask her if she’ll go out with him, reenacting that first moment 44 years ago.
11385
Updated Libertarians.jpg
10366
[Homemade] Loaves of bread
8691
hullo there
29783
He knows he's about to get told off..
10015
Battle of Wallmart
46908
This is one man in a costume
7826
"Don't be mad"
5684
He may not be furry, but he's still pretty cute and his name is Walter
42159
TIL that the line in Thor: Ragnarok ("We know each other! He's a friend from work!") was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.
11364
States with a smaller population than Los Angeles County [960 x 606]
7671
Reddit shill explains how they're paid to manipulate online discussion
10029
Delightful little cafe garden
7000
Is something there?
17947
Affidavit: Colorado Springs pastor impregnated 14-year-old girl, she had his child
4789
Erlich you will be missed
36748
First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal
12929
What’s the best rant by a character in a movie?
10468
hmmm
11584
In Speed, Howard Payne, played by Dennis Hopper, always uses the phone by holding it to his left ear with his right hand. This is very probably due to hearing loss in his right ear caused by the same accident that cost him his left thumb.
6038
This is the official Justice League promotional Batman action figure sent to theatres to give to customers.
29369
Johnny Cash smoking a cigarette before performing at Folsom Prison. 1968.
9158
"Cat? What cat? I haven't seen any cat ??"
11354
Good Guy steam
6402
TIFU by going Black Friday shopping
6282
The Jedi Who Knew Too Much by Eli Hyder
4236
Back in 2011 when I thought wearing the 3D glasses without the lenses was the cool thing to do
33134
Tommy Wiseau submitted ‘The Room’ to Paramount with the hope of getting it distributed. Usually it takes a studio roughly two weeks to reply, but the film was rejected within 24 hours.
8921
Programmable Bike Lights
15590
Oh it’s beautiful
6187
Let them out, let’s play!
70426
Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
20249
Spider drinks graphene, spins web that can hold the weight of a human
2348
You know how we could save a lot of water? Automatic flush toilets that don't unnecessarily flush three times during one use.
5441
The infamous “Riffle Fan”
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)*.
2062 -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.
106 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
242 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
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.
142 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.
66 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.
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.
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.
12 0 Alberius Their hooves are shaped in just the right way to effectively clamp them against the rock face , they can't do completely vertical surfaces but they can come darn close.
4 0 ZebraWatcher Check out this set of photos and explanations for this ability. Their cloven hooves have two toes that are modified to spread wide. This enables them to grip rocks and improve balance. https://www.quora.com/What-enables-mountain-goats-to-scale-nearly-vertical-inclines