Nature's Comedian: the Goat
Any preschooler can give you a rundown on the basics of barnyard noises: the cow says moo, the rooster says cocka-doodle-doo -- but what does the goat say? According to this video, he says WHAT?! I think he sounds more like Krusty the Klown than Jerry Lewis, but you can decide for yourself. (Watch multiple times in a row to really give yourself the giggles.)
Yep, apparently some goats sound a lot like people. Funny people, like Usher. Really? Yep, see below -- though for this to work, you have to hit play on both YouTube players in quick succession.
This Spanish TV host learns not to mess with a goat -- they take it personally. (Actually, this is an ibex -- a kind of wild goat.)
But goats don't just sound funny. "Fainting" goats are some of the funniest-acting animals I've ever seen. As Chris Higgins explained in a post about the goats from a few years back:
Because of a neuromuscular condition called myotonia congenita, fainting goats go stiff ("faint") when startled or excited. ("Premium fainters" can even fall over on their backs, legs sticking up in the air.) In the event of an attack on your flock, the fainting goat would be a sort of (excuse the pun) sacrificial lamb for predators — a briefly catatonic goat making an easier meal than a fleeing sheep. Although the condition is not a true "faint" — the goats are conscious the entire time — it's a strangely endearing trait.