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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

'GOAT HAD THE TIME OF HIS LIFE'

Have you ever wondered how many goats live in the United States?

It doesn't matter!

The helpful journalists at the Washington Post's Wonkblog created a map of ~"literally"~ every goat in the United States because data journalism? Who cares? GOATS!






ANYWAY! According the 2012 data from the United States Department of Agriculture, this is the breakdown of the local goat population, by county:

Ulster: 330

Greene: 443

Columbia: 667

Dutchess: 3,126



More goats: The escaped Lowell, Massachusetts, goat can now have a home, if he's ever found.

'GOAT HAD THE TIME OF HIS LIFE' screamed the Freeman in 1906 and the sub-headlines are even better.



So this is more than obligatory.

I don't know what else to do with this information, so here's an New York Mag article about going to Hudson. No mentions of Brooklyn so *slow clap gif*

An 80-year-old retired Sullivan County principal won the $326M Mega Millions jackpot. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 258.9 million.

So here's some more ~ data journalism ~: You're more likely to be killed by an asteroid than winning the lottery.

Hey, you never know.

One cat dressed as a goat.

One Google Glass picture of goats at the Ulster County Fair in New Paltz in 2013 (I knew I had at least one from the bunch).

Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a random experiment in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, faved or saw the day before or in the morning. You also get a cat and a Google Glass photo. And sometimes I try to have a theme, so you get goats today.

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