Madrid is overrun with sheep in its annual parade through the city streets

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Believe it or not, there’s an annual sheep parade in Madrid that takes place in November. The history behind this quirky parade is quite interesting: Back in the 1200s, shepherds defended the right to use a crossing that took them from the open fields to the land where Madrid stands today.

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Wooly horror: Sheep that evaded shears for 6 years

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 5 August 2013

Okay, this happened nearly a decade back, but as Business Insider said of Shrek, a sheep that craftily dodged the shears by holing up in a South Island New Zealand cave for six years, ‘We can remember him in photos.’ That’s a lot of wool there.

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Sheep On Motorcycles

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Monday 20 June 2011

There’s some sort of Borat joke that Sheep On Motorcycles hints at, but really, you don’t need to look much deeper than the fact that sheep riding motorcycles is kind of nuts.

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Sheep take over Hobbit Village in New Zealand

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By Andy in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 August 2010

A farm in Matamata, New Zealand, was the setting for the Hobbit village featured in the Lord of the Rings films. At the farm owner’s request, some of the hobbit homes were left on the farm once filming was complete. The plan was to create a small tourist attraction named Hobbiton, but the ubiquitous Kiwi sheep had other ideas. They’ve moved in. [photos by Miss Rogue and Rob & Jules]

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