The Man Who Took a Vacation as a Goat
Thomas Thwaites is a UK-based designer who just wanted to take a break. But instead of going to the beach, he decided to turn himself into a goat.
“My goal was to take a holiday from the pain and worry of being a self-conscious being, able to regret the past and worry about the future,” he said.
So he commissioned a variety of prostheses that made his body more goat-like. He spoke with experts to learn how goats move, and even researched how he might be able to digest grass. He also met with a psychologist and neurologist to learn how he might be able to think less like a human and more like a goat.
He then joined a goat herd for three days in September 2014, and according to the farmer who was taking care of the goats, the herd seemed to accept Thwaites.