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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Did you know that every year in October, that the fainting goats are honored in Marshall County, Tennessee at the "Goats Music and More Festival"?

Did you know that a fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled?

Did you know that the characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita?

Did you know that when startled, younger goats will stiffen and fall over, while older goats learn to spread their legs or lean against something when startled, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle?


Did you know that Fainting Goats are slightly smaller than standard breeds of goat, fainting goats are generally 43 to 64 cm (17 to 25 in) tall and can weigh anywhere from 27 to 79 kg (60 to 170 lb)?

Did you know that fainting goats have many other names, including Myotonic Goats, Tennessee (Meat) Goats, Nervous Goats, Stiff-leg Goats, Wooden-leg Goats, and Tennessee Scare Goats?

Did you know that fainting goats have a muscle condition, which is called myotonia congenita?

Did you know that every year in October, that the fainting goats are honored in Marshall County, Tennessee at the "Goats Music and More Festival"?



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