Google Harnessing the Power of Goats to Mow the Lawn

Even Google is forced to mow the lawn once in a while. But instead of burning diesel to get the job done, they've enlisted the power of goats. Yes, goats. From their blog:

Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline and pollute the air, we've rented some goats from California Grazing to do the job for us (we're not "kidding"). A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time.

Of course, after the goats are done visiting, they're mass sacrificed to Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The ritual is said to keep Google's search engines accurate and Brin's cheeks boyishly rosy. [Google Blog via TechCrunch and ERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images]