This man decided to take a break from being a human and turned himself into a goat

Baby Goats Wearing Tiny Sweaters Are Too Cute To Miss
Baby Goats Wearing Tiny Sweaters Are Too Cute To Miss

When life gets unbearably stressful, most of us opt for a vacation that relieves us of the worries of day-to-day life.

Thomas Thwaites, a UK-based designer, decided to take that a step further and take a break from being a human entirely. He became a goat.

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Seriously. With the help of a team of researchers and the financial support of London-based biomedical research group Wellcome Trust, Thwaites built himself a suit to achieve goat status and cross the Alps, all of which he chronicles in his upcoming book.

For Thwaites, the project wasn't just a physical adventure. It was a psychological one, too.

"I started thinking of the project as kind of this investigation into what present-day science and technology could do to help me achieve what I think is this ancient human desire of becoming more like an animal," Thwaites told Business Insider.

Here's what the experiment was like:

You can preorder the book here -- and, as a bonus, it comes with a set of 100 animal postcards -- for more images and details of his trip.

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