Goats in and as sweaters

Goats in sweaters (via @EmilyAnthes):

Photo Essay: Goats in Sweaters

By Reyhan Harmanci, Modern Farmer, November 26, 2013

For the past 17 years, Brooklyn-based artist Alexander Gorlizki has been traveling to Jaipur, India, to work. And while there over the last few years, he began photographing something very exciting: goats wearing sweaters….


Goats as sweaters;

“An explanation of this discrepancy could be that the Nubian goats were better sweaters than the Swiss goats, since a profusely sweating skin remains relatively cool and therefore stimulates respiratory rate less than a poorly sweating and therefore warm skin.”

—from “Physiological reactions of three breeds of goats to cold, heat and high altitude,” W. Bianca and P. Kunz, Livestock Production Science, vol. 5, no. 1 (1978): 57-69. The authors are or were at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

BONUS: A goat truth

BONUS: The men who startled goats

BONUS (unrelated, unless goat hair is involved): “Sony files patent for ‘SmartWig’” [reported by Circa):