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.
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.
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]