Nope! That headline is no prank! The Guinness World Record for “Farthest Distance Skateboarding by a Goat,” goes to Happie, a Nigerian dwarf cross goat.
Happie, the goat, lives in Fort Myers, Fla. where she accomplished the feat in March this year, riding a board 118 feet. The New York Daily News reported that the world record breaking board ride took all of 25 seconds.
Happie’s owner, 18-year-old Melody Cooke, said she recognized greatness in her goat at a young age.
“She figured out how to get on and then I was just like, ‘Whoa, this is amazing,’” Cooke told KSN-TV. “My goat can skateboard, let me see how far I can go with this.”
Happie, the Nigerian dwarf goat, was not a skateboarder first. The goat had tried out cycling, but Cooke later decided skateboarding was more her goat’s sport.
“My mom saw something special going on and said we should try to get her in Guinness,” Cooke told The News-Press.
The record-setting run was made at an office building back in March with a long runway of interior sidewalks and an outside parking lot, the Huffington Post wrote.
“She could have gone even further but she ran into the parking barrier,” David Cooke, Melody’s dad, said.
Guinness officials reportedly made the Cooke’s and their star skateboarding goat jump through hoops before the new category was created.
“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,” Guinness PR representative Jamie Panas told the New York Daily News.
The official record certificate arrived the Cooke’s home last week from Guinness.
Watch the video below to see Happie’s other tricks, including sitting, standing, shaking hands and showing off her horns.