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Goats Prefer Humans Who Smile At Them, New Study Says

Just another awesome reason to smile when you see a goat!

There is little doubt that smiles are the easiest way to put other people at ease. However, it looks like humans aren’t the only ones who like a friendly face. A new study has found that goats prefer smiling people compared to grouchy or angry faces.

The study was published by the Royal Society. The researchers observed 20 goats from the Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in the United Kingdom. The goats were released into pens that were decorated with pictures of angry and happy human faces. In no time, the scientists discovered that the goats preferred to interact with the smiling photos and somehow ignored the grumpy images.

The study could prove that goats can sense kindness in a human’s facial expression.

The preference for happy faces isn’t the only thing that the study discovered. The researchers also found that the goats can recognize a human face and distinguish between expressions. When given a choice, they always went for the smiling face.

“We found that goats can distinguish between happy and angry images of the same person, indicating that they can visually differentiate human faces conveying different emotional valences,” the study read.

Interestingly, it was also discovered that goats were more inclined to spend time with photos of happy people when they were on the right side of the pen. However, this may have something to do with a brain hemisphere bias.

This little guy is waiting for you to smile at him.

It’s great to know that goats will be more likely to hang out with you if you are smiling at them. Interestingly, some goats are also eager to hang out with other animals for a good time.

A lost dog was recently found six miles away from his home after going missing for an evening. The pooch was discovered along with two furry companions, another dog and a goat. It was revealed that the other dog and the goat belonged to the pup’s neighbors. Now that’s something that would put a smile on your face.

Watch an awesome goat and his new friends coming home below:

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Does Wearing A Hat Make You Go Bald?

Hats have nothing to do with hair loss.

Most people wear hats for protection against the sun or for fashion. But do you believe your favorite baseball cap is also making you unfashionably bald? It looks like your parents had a different reason for telling to you to stop wearing your hat all the time.

People have always associated wearing hats with the cause of baldness. Interestingly, the hair-related myth started a long time ago and it was first referenced in 1929. In the book The Childs Heredity by P.B. Popenoe, the author noted that “the wearing of tight hats and other causes blamed for pattern baldness have nothing to do with the case.”

Hats might not be the reason why you're going bald.

So what exactly causes baldness? Popenoe's book might have the answer when it stated that “the pattern is one of the inherited possessions of the family.”...

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Six-Year-Old Boy Can Already Cut Hair Like A Professional Hairstylist

“This boy has a bright future!”

It takes a lot of time, effort, and practice to perfectly trim your own hair. With that said, most people would rather go to the salon to have it done by professionals.

But what if that one particular professional hairstylist is a six-year-old boy? Yes, you read that right. You are going to put your trust (and hair) in a six-year-old kid’s hand. Would you dare?

While that sounded like a complete joke to some, it is actually happening in China. Jiang Hongqi grew up in a salon and learned hairdressing from his parents....

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50 Interesting Behind-The-Scene Images That Reveal The Truth About Photography

Some are truly impressive while some are downright hilarious – such as #8 and #12!

While it is true that every snapshot captures a moment, sometimes each shot likewise has an interesting backstory as to how it came to be. Case in point, the photos below will show you that the images we see online are mostly just a part of a scene and we often fail to see the bigger picture.

To get the perfect shot, some photographers need more than skills - they need creativity and resourcefulness. Aside from using modern tools (such as photo manipulation software or apps), they likewise utilize everyday objects to achieve their desired effects.

Seeing these behind-the-scene images not only make us appreciate the hard work of photographers more, some of them likewise amaze us - if not make us laugh hard.

So without further ado, go scroll down and find out for yourself. And yeah, good luck trying to unsee some of the most hilarious ones, such as #8 and #12! ...

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