There's A Fainting Goats Festival And Here Are Videos To Celebrate!

Watching goats helplessly fall over is funnier than you think.

Cancel your weekend plans, everybody. We all need to get on a plane to Tennessee ASAP, because they're hosting a FAINTING GOAT FESTIVAL this weekend.

In case you haven't been #blessed enough to witness a fainting goat in all its beauty, here's what they look like:


Yes, they actually faint. These goats were born with a genetic condition called myotonia congenita, which causes their muscles to tense up for 10 to 20 seconds whenever they're startled -- leading to full-on fainting depending on the severity of the condition and the goat's age. Younger goats are more likely to fall over completely like in the gif above.

Luckily for us (and not-so-luckily for them?), watching fainting goats fall over is endlessly entertaining. We rounded up a few of our favorite videos below. Don't feel bad about laughing at these poor goats' misfortune -- aside from being mildly inconvenient, the fainting doesn't harm their health at all.

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They made the news:

Boo the goat faints every time he tries to walk on grass.

Here's a bunch of baby goats happily frolicking. There's not much fainting in this video, but THEY'RE SO ADORABLE LOOK AT THEM JUMPING EVERYWHERE.

I honestly thought this goat was dead at first.

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