Sheep Are More Intelligent Than Previously Thought – They Can Even Make ‘Executive Decisions’

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Sheep can remember faces and have long memories.

Sheep aren’t as stupid as previously thought, according to researchers.  Never considered particularly intelligent, sheep are actually so smart they make ‘executive decisions’ and have long memories, remembering friends for two years.

 

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British Farmers Breed Self-Shearing Sheep

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A New Way To Get Wool

The new breed, called Exlana, is being developed by farmers in South West England to lose their woolly coats automatically in Spring.

Now, instead of spending precious time and money shearing their sheep, they now simply wait for the light coats to ‘moult’ in the fields.

The wool, which is shorter and more sparse than a traditional British sheep, begins shedding around the animal’s neck and legs, often leaving a temporary patch in the middle.

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Mutant Sheep Born With Human Face

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An Abomination of Nature or a Mutation Caused by Blind Industrialization?

A sheep gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face. The lamb was born in a village not far from the city of Izmir, Turkey.

Erhan Elibol, a vet, performed a caesarean on the animal to take the lamb out, but was horrified to see that the features of the lamb’s snout bore a striking resemblance to a human face.

“I’ve seen mutations with cows and sheep before. I’ve seen a one-eyed calf, a two-headed calf, a five-legged calf. But when I saw this youngster I could not believe my eyes. His mother could not deliver him so I had to help the animal,” the 29-year-old veterinary said.

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Cigarette Butt Clothing

Cigarette Butt Clothing 

You see them littered, in the grass, in your flowerpots, on the streets, in the sand at the playground, in the sand at the beach…. everywhere. They are an eyesore, toxic to the environment (start forest fires, small animals ingest them and die, chemicals leach into our water supply) and a daily reminder of how wasteful we can be with even the smallest of objects. What are they? Littered cigarette butts. What’s being done about the litter? Alexandra Guerrero is recycling them into clothing.

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Lawnmower Turns Waste Grass Into Toys

Lawnmower Turns Waste Grass Into Toys 

 Muwi Concept Mower

The electric-sheep lawnmower may have tickled your fancy, but this Muwi concept mower from designer Yuli Sung will have you scratching your head. The concept’s roughly the same as the sheep: It automatically assesses the grassy areas, and then cuts the lawn without supervision required. Cunningly, it grabs the grass cuttings inside where they won’t lie around setting off people’s hay fever. But then it does something strange… it compacts the cuttings into toys. Scratching yet?

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