January 9, 2007

incredible fainting goats

Tonight on the Discovery Channel's series "Dirty Jobs," host Mike Rowe visits our neck of the woods: the Fern Hill Fainters Farm in Cross Plains, TN.

At the farm, they raise a unique breed of goats that have myotonia congenita. This condition causes them, when stressed or scared, to have their muscles seize up and they appear to faint for five to ten seconds. It's bizarre!

The Fern Hill folks represented Middle Tennessee well. Watch the repeat at 11:00 if you can, then stop by their site and sign their guest book!

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