Brit wins Ig Nobel Prize for impersonating a goat

A British researcher and designer has won a prize in this year’s Ig Nobel spoof awards for his excellent work impersonating an Alpine goat.

Thomas Thwaites had special prosthetic limbs made to enable him to walk like a goat, in order to mingle with a herd in Bannalp, Switzerland.

In footage obtained by the Associated Press that was filmed one year ago, Thwaites is seen eating grass and failing to keep pace with his nimbler herd mates.

Thomas lived in the Alps as a goat for three days.