Happie, a Nigerian dwarf cross goat, has just set a new Guinness World Record for skateboarding.
According to the Huffington Post, the Guinness World Record organization had to establish a new record category — Farthest Distance Skateboarding by a Goat — to accommodate Happie’s unique talents.
Guinness PR representative Jamie Panas said:
“For new record categories, the records management team needs to make sure the record is standardized – so everyone could attempt from an even playing field.”
The goat skateboarded for 25 seconds and covered a distance of 118 feet in Fort Meyers Florida. The record setting run was made last March.
Melody Cooke, the goat’s owner, said:
“She figured out how to get on and then I was just like, ‘Whoa, this is amazing… My goat can skateboard, let me see how far I can go with this. My mom saw something special going on and said we should try to get her in Guinness.’ ”
Well, Happie’s wildest goat dreams have come true.
But Happie, Melody, and Melody’s father, David, aren’t satisfied with the 118 foot record. David said that Happie could have skateboarded even further if they had attempted the record in a bigger space.
“She could have gone even further but she ran into the parking barrier.”
Here’s a video of Happie, the skateboarding goat.
Are you impressed by Happie’s skateboarding talents?