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Title
27240
Al Yankovic's Album on Sale next to Michael Jackson's.
23911
Rocking dat ass.
6959
Wholesome news!
20749
Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king
30332
A jump through the ring
4633
No, you hang up [OC]
7998
Fan gets surprised by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
4750
26 years ago today, Nirvana released the album "Nevermind".
3885
DeVito in Color, oil, 16 x 20 in
4156
Thinking Two Steps Ahead
7660
Birth control vending machines installed in college campuses. UC Davis is offering students the morning after pill, condoms, and pregnancy tests inside the convenience of a vending machine on campus.
5569
Imbrium
4545
You know what to do.
11227
Mileena the Hitchhiker (Cosplays not mine)
7501
Mom wasn't the pilot, but she was a tech on the F-4 Phantom back in the 80's.
7020
meirl
3675
The dangers of a fast hashbrown
11062
Geht wählen meine Dudes!
9373
Tools: What Companies Make Which Brands [OC]
2456
My daughter throwing a pumpkin, or is she making it levitate with the force?
2867
Order when you're ready
3040
Hey Kid!
17545
My dad crying after I tell him I passed the bar exam. My dad wanted to be a lawyer when he was a young man in Nicaragua but he had to escape with my mom and sister due to the civil war in the 80s. I was born years later & somehow made my way to be a lawyer & couldn’t do it without him. Love my dad.
6550
A quintessentially Edinburgh picture with my 2 favourite buildings
3400
An Italian funeral
5080
Heart Condom
24482
Love knows no fences.
5222
Guts Over Fear
3446
An East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down, 1989 [730x1102]
14144
I accidentally replicated the same random integers as my textbook on my first try.
14205
Squad dead, 1 grenade 1 opportunity
12273
Damn irresponsible people
2329
hmmm
3814
Lego skeleton (x-post r/midlyinteresting)
3184
Nestlé, Unilever, P&G Among Worst Offenders for Plastic Pollution in Philippines Beach Audit
2452
???ased ???ony
26639
Flag respect?
1863
Found a moth on my jeep that has the face of a French bulldog
32189
An orangutan's sheer enjoyment of a magic trick
4919
Hidden Lake - Poland / Kashubian Region [2000x2000]
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)*.
2058 -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.
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
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.
102 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
67 rhaegar_tldragon How often do goats fall to their deaths when climbing up weird and vertical walls and cliff faces?
43 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 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.
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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1 0 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-_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 0 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.
241 0 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
145 0 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.
103 0 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 0 rhaegar_tldragon How often do goats fall to their deaths when climbing up weird and vertical walls and cliff faces?
43 0 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 0 FakeAccount84 Rigid, hard-rubber style hooves, and a lot of free food for scavengers at the bottoms of cliffs.
18 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 Invokationz Seemingly is correct. Also, seems like their center of mass is quite close to the wall, easy for their body type
1 0 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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