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Things We Saw Today: An Avalanche of Goats. A Goatalanche.

Pet them ALL.

Goats at Berkeley LabGoats gone wild!We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards. In this video the goats are being herded (wait for dog at end) to the tree laden hill just below our Blackberry Gate.(Video: David Stein)

Posted by Berkeley Lab on Friday, June 12, 2015

The Berkeley Lab in California uses goats to keep their grass looking trim. It’s a super effective natural way of performing maintenance. When they release the goats to go on a feeding frenzy, this is what happens.

  • Remember the DARPA Robotics Challenge video featuring all those tumbling robots? Well, DARPA has crowned a winner in the competition, and I, for one, would love to welcome our new robot overlords. I offer my sincerest apologies for laughing at your inability to walk, drive, and open doors. Mercy. (via Nerdist)
  • Four months after Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter were wed, they are now welcoming their brand new impeccably-cheek-boned son into the world. No word yet on a name, though if anyone can come up with a good one, it’s Benedict Cumberbatch. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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LEGO just revealed their San Diego Comic-Con exclusive merch: a mini “Throne of Ultron” building set. Are you going to be at SDCC? If you are, and if you want one of these, make sure you’re in line early, because limited amounts of these babies are being sold for a “reasonable” (for Comic-Con) price of $39.99 each day. (via Comic Book Resources)

  • In an interview with Deadline, Ellie Kemper (Saturday Night Live, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) talked about her inspirations for her goofy, strong-willed portrayal of Kimmy Schmidt, as well as her initial reaction to hearing about the project. “When they told me I’d play an escapee from a doomsday cult, I wasn’t sure they were serious.” Definitely worth a read.

Today is a special day. Today is Chris Evans’ birthday. It is also Aaron Johnson’s birthday. We’d like to take a moment to wish these two Avengers a happy birthday in the traditional TMS fashion: with GIFs!

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Happy birthday, you two. What did y’all see today?

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