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10th July, 2016
Ready for his close-up: a hedgehog prepares to savour his brief time in the media spotlight Pic: iStock

I bet you thought Ireland was unique with its three-day goat-themed Puck Fair festival in Kerry. Not so. The Lithuanian village of Ramygala has just held its annual beauty pageant, with the top prize going to a 16-month-old goat called Demyte, or Little Spot.

Apparently around 500 people attended a parade in honour of the goat, a traditional symbol of the northern village. The pageant also included a marching band, dancers in fancy costumes and...

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