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This Small Town Hosts a Beauty Pageant Exclusively for Goats

Participants compete for the right to call themselves the hottest goat in the small town of Ramygala, Lithuania.

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For decades, people have criticized women’s beauty pageants for being sexist, commercialized, and exploitative. But while human pageants have taken quite the beating, goat pageants—which, to clarify, are beauty pageants created for goats—have only risen in popularity. Just recently, the village of Ramygala, Lithuania hosted its annual, cutthroat, and competitive goat beauty pageant. Competition was stiff—seven goats competed in the beard competition alone—before the judges ultimately handed the crown to Marce, a “handsome dark goat.” Many goats were gruff about the decision, but such is the nature of goats.

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People Are Awesome: European Mayor Uses Tank to Crush Car Blocking Bike Lane

A publicity stunt on behalf of bicyclists involves a Lithuanian mayor destroying a luxury sedan with a tank. Sweet revenge.


Any urban bicyclist can share with you the frustration of having to avoid people and cars blocking what should be clear bicycle lanes. Sometimes it can make you want to destroy all the impediments with a tank. Today, in Vilnius, Lithuania, mayor Arturas Zuokas lived out the fantasy of every bike messenger forced to dodge a Dodge (or BMW or Toyota) on their daily route.

"I’ve had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings," said Zuokas, a former war reporter. "This tank is a good tool to solve the problem of parking in the wrong place." With that, the 43-year-old mayor rolled over a blue Mercedes that was parked in a bike lane.

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