Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Goat Towers: An Idea Whose Time Has Come"

Following the 2010 "Men Who Stare at Goats" spike, the general trend of goat awareness has been on a downward trajectory.
Until Q1 2013.

In that year and again in early 2014 Google reported a surge in goat-related news stories:

including our own "Goat Simulator Sets the Internet on Fire".

Being forward-thinking denizens of the interwebs we are already planning our 2015 search-engine-optimization marketing campaign. Here's a sneak preview of the Goats and Architecture series, from Modern Farmer:

A set of towers, spread across the globe, have given goats the opportunity to make good on their evolutionary heritage and farmers a chance to leave an unforgettable impression on visitors. And don't worry -- there hasn't been a single report of the goats falling.

While we might be used to seeing goats grazing on a mostly two-dimensional pasture, the animals are not strangers to heights. Moroccan goats have been seen climbing trees and the internet has gone gaga over photos of wild goats in precarious places.

Sometime in the 19th century, Fernando Guedes da Silva da Fonseca decided to give his livestock a place to make good on their heritage. He tucked his Torres das Cabras into a leafy enclave at Aveleda, a famed winery in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal....


Excluding well known goat news hotspot Botswana, Google Trends indicates the interest is currently centered on the Anglosphere which means there is basically a whole world to conquer:

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