Science: Goode's Goats

In Gastonburg, Ala. one R. J. Goode owned a herd of goats. If one of Mr. Goode's goats was suddenly confronted by a stranger its legs would freeze stiff, it would topple, lie still on the ground. Once Mr. Goode walked up to the herd, clapped his hands. The entire herd toppled. Neighbors for miles around discussed Mr. Goode's goats, who were so timid that they fainted at the slightest excuse.

But Mr. Goode, a member of the State Board of Agriculture, doubted the timidity theory. He sent a group of goats to...

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