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Goat Superstitions & Sayings

"When carried in your pocket, a goat foot or hairs from a buck's chin are powerful talismans for keeping evil at bay."

"When setting out upon an important journey, it's good luck to meet a goat."

"Meeting a black goat on a lonely path signifies treasure is buried nearby."

"A goat's breath cures disease."

"Don't mistake a goat's beard for a fine stallion's tail."

"It's difficult to choose between two blind goats." (Ireland)

"A goat is but a goat, though laden with gold."

"An old goat will never learn to dance." (Romania)

"One who tries to hide with a dog, a child, a goat or a person with a cold, will not remain hidden."

"If bleating were wealth, the goat would be rich." (Ethiopia)

"It doesn't take a genious to spot a goat in a sheep herd." (American South)

Goats Magazine, Volume 2, 2007
You've got to be kidding me!

Goat facts you'll never believe

Before coins were used for money, goats were traded for silver because they were so valuable.

The pharaoh Cephranes thought that so much of his goats that he had 2,234 buried with him.

Mahatma Gandhi consumed goat milk every day fr more than 30 years.

Carl Sandburg loved his goats so much that when Life magazine (1938 issue) asked him to pose for a picture with his favorite dog, he insisted the picture be taken with his goats.
Goats and octopi have rectangular pupils.

The early explorers used goat skins for water and wine bottles when they traveled.

During Biblical times, goat skins were used as parchment for writing.

Coffee was first discovered when goat herders noticed the animals acting very energetic after nibbling on coffee beans.

Abraham Lincoln's sons had two goats that lived in the White House with them.

Source: Florida A&M University Extension

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