Man wins Nobel Prize for acting like a goat, anchor can't stop laughing

Posted September 29

Ever wonder what it's like to be a goat?

A British man did and his attempt recently won an IG Nobel prize.

Thomas Thwaites decided he would live like a goat attaching prosthetic legs to his arms and living amongst goats in the alps.

While Thwaites was completely sincere in his endeavor, a Winnipeg news anchor was unable to tell his story without laughing.

"Don't watch the video when you try and read that script," She says in the clip posted on YouTube.

"The IG Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people laugh, and then think," according to "The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology."

Thwaite has written a book about his research titled Goat Man. He also wrote a book and gave a TED talk about building a toaster from scratch.

On his blog he says that he lived with the goats to get away from the frustrations of life.

"The project became an exploration of how close modern technology can take us to fulfilling an ancient human dream: to take on characteristics from other animals," he said in a post on his website. "But instead of the ferocity of a bear, or the perspective of a bird, the characteristic most useful in modern life is something else; being present in the moment perhaps."


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all