Move over, cats! The internet has a new favorite animal, and it is the majestic... goat.
No, that's not a typo. Goats are definitely having a moment. It all started with a YouTube video uploaded by The Roosevelts, entitled, "Goats Yelling Like Humans." The video quickly went viral, thanks in large part to sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. To date, the video has been viewed over 14 million times.
So what is it, exactly? And why is it so funny?
Let's face it, most people don't have a lot of contact with farm animals, so the majority of city dwellers had no idea that when goats open their mouths and emit sound, they sound disturbingly human. Specifically, goats sound like humans who are yelling at the top of their lungs. As you can imagine, these screaming sounds are funny enough on their own, but when the internet gets hold of them and starts adding screaming goat voices to music videos, it is downright side-splitting.
The internet has always loved animal memes, but this new goat fixation is new. Check out ten of the best yelling goat videos below, and don't say I didn't warn you: this is funny stuff!
Uploaded by YouTube user arjen92, this clip perfectly combines Oprah's enthusiastic audience voice with the yelling goats.
These goats are truly going nuts on the chorus. I think Freddie would approve.