Rare “Cyclops goat” born in Assam, India

Anyone know whether the eye is actually functional? I read a little about cyclopia but it didn’t mention that anywhere.

This goat is not even two weeks old, and it is the oldest animal with cyclopia in recorded history. There’s not exactly a lot of data on the subject.

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It sees all. It knows all.

It knows you asked that.

It thanks you for your concern, and out of kindness will do all it can to assure that you are among the first consumed by the Wakened Gods of the Dark Regions.

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Ia! Ia! Shub-Niggurath fthagn!

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Hey! …Satan would never stoop that low.

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Previously on bOINGbOING:

Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Cumshot

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:scream:

(+1 more character)

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Rare. Thank goodness!

Writer and performance artist Brian Catling would love this.

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How many XP is it worth?

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There is a theory that the Cyclops myth was inspired by skeletons/fossil remains of dwarf elephants. Dwarf elephants populated the Mediterranean islands (Cyprus, Malta, Crete, Sicily, Sardinia, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands) during the Pleistocene. They were a lot smaller than an African elephant. So if you’d find a skull1) and aren’t a zoologist, you would be puzzled. And if you’d think it could be the skull of something vaguely humanoid, you’d be heading down the wrong path, fast. Human skulls have the eye sockets in the front, above the nose holes. Elephant skulls have the eye sockets on the sides (easily not recognized for what they are), and big nose holes higher up than the eye sockets, relatively close together. In other words, if you expect to look at something vaguely human, an Elephant’s skull can look like something without a nose, but one big eye. Like I said, that’s one theory.

1) A lot of skulls do not look the way you might think they “should” look like. As an example, do a web search for skulls of pugs. If you don’t know what it is, you’d never guess it’s a dog.

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DO. NOT. MAKE. ME. WRITE. THAT. UP.

Uncanny Glare; SR vs Fear DC 18.

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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The Church of Satan says otherwise.

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Lovely little tidbit there about the possibly origin of the cyclops myths! Where’d you read/hear that?

Maybe due to positioning, one eye obstructs the other from growing?

Maybe the other eye is in there. Looking inwards. And this little goat understands itself better than anyone.

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Perhaps this is why cyclopian animals tend to die as quickly as possible?

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The center face fails to develop. One fused eye, no functional nose. Extreme brain abnormalities, such as agenesis of the corpus callosum.

I knew someone with a much milder related condition. She was perfectly normal except she had fewer teeth.

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Yeah, aright, I’ll bite, tell me where or how I can sign up for the demonic goat religion.
I’m really just doing it out of spite for the world though. Yet, maybe the goat looks favourably upon the whole spite-ideal, so it’s a win-win.

All hail Overgoat