Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) lit the internet on fire today with this tweet:
#Breaking - About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from...updates to follow
Full details here, in Joe's story for KTVB in Idaho:
Neighbors say the herd showed up on Summerwind Drive off of Five Mile Road at about 7 a.m., and got to work, snacking on lawns and flower bushes, and stripping the leaves from trees. Animal Control responded to the scene with a single truck, but quickly realized that wasn't going to be enough.
The goats are taking a toll on residents' landscaping, munching every leaf and flower before moving on to the next yard. The ravenous herd has drawn a crowd of onlookers, with children and neighbors standing in the street to watch and snap photos.
At about 8:30 a.m., a large truck from the company We Rent Goats pulled up on the street and began trying to load up the hungry herd. The company rents out herds of goats to clear weeds and help with fire suppression on private land and public property.
KTVB has learned the goats had been grazing nearby when they somehow escaped and set off on a snacking tour of the neighborhood.
— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
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Party is over “kids”! Loose goats have been cornered and loaded back onto a truck owned by “We Rent Goats” pic.twitter.com/qWHrb7X7n6
I have never seen anything like this before: A motorcycle-riding cowboy in Idaho has figured out a way to bring his horse along with him... in a sidecar!
Some mysteries don't need to be solved. They need to be laid to rest.
In spring of 2017, an Idaho Department of Fish and Game employee was going about his 'do you have a license to hunt that thing' duties, in the wilds outside the city of Mountain Home, Idaho. As he kicked through the grass and dust of the high desert plains, he came upon partially buried human skeletal remains. The Fish and Game employee called in the cops, who in turn, cordoned off the area around the find as a crime scene. The condition of the bones was such that they could have been the remains of a double homicide that'd taken place in recent decades, or old enough to belong to settlers who would have been passing through the area as far back as the 19th century, as part of their trek down the Oregon Trail.
Five days after the bones were discovered, the police returned to where the bones had been discovered. They brought archaeologists with them to assist in the delicate task of extracting the remains from the earth and, since they were there, help look for any other remains that might be hanging around the area.
They found more.
There was no way to identify the bones as belonging to one society or another--not a single cultural artifact was found in the area. With no clues as to who the bones may have belonged to, the cops had the bones shipped off to a lab for carbon dating. Read the rest
Many agriculture-heavy states have passed laws criminalizing recording videos of animal cruelty and illegal workplace and food hygiene practices, but one judge in Idaho isn't having any of it. Read the rest
The former conservative GOP senator from Idaho illegally used his campaign funds to defend himself on charges of soliciting sex in a men's toilet in the Minneapolis airport. Read the rest
Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "Public.Resource.Org is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Official Summer of Code!
We've selected 3 states -- Georgia, Idaho, and Mississippi -- and are raising funds to have the Official Legal Codes sent down to the Internet Archive to be scanned and made available to all. Your tax-deductible contribution can help make the law available to the people! Find out more at: YesWeScan.Org/ Read the rest
Jaimie sez, "My bookstore helped a high school student distribute almost 300 free copies of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, a book that has been challenged and removed from the Meridian (Idaho) School District curriculum."
Aaron Swartz sez, "Bold legislators in New Jersey and Idaho have introduced bills stopping the new porno-scanners, but that's not enough -- we need to pass these bills in every state! So I set up a thing to make it super-easy to contact your state legislator about it. Just add your name and zip code to our petition and we'll automatically email your state rep."Man at San Diego airport opts out of porno scanner and grope, told ... We Won't Fly: national aviation opt-out day in protest of TSA ... Will TSA genital grope/full frontal nudity "security" make you fly ... Read the rest
Jesse sez, ""Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho was strange enough but I always wondered what was up with this collection of futuristic hippy homes in my neighborhood above I.F. (called Rimrock Estates, in Ammon, ID). The place is overrun with starter castles today, yet these architectural anomalies built sometime in the early 80's, presumably by the same developer continue to amaze. I've actually been in two or three of them, this pyramid shaped one being the coolest. A nuclear family including two fraternal twin piano prodigies lived there. Fitting somehow."
(Thanks, Jesse!)Sales-model of a Fuller geodesic home Hippy geodesic dome home at Henry Ford Museum Biggest (in 1971) Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome for sale ... Geodesic dome solar greenhouse for growing vegetables Lego geodesic dome HOWTO Build a recycled cardboard geodesic dome Read the rest