He said he remembered thinking as a child that if he were a cat, he wouldn’t have to go to school. “But rather than just letting my childish wishes go, I wrote to the Wellcome Trust, and they gave me a small arts award, which called by bluff, I suppose," he said. UK news in pictures “It became an investigation into how close we can come to fulfilling this ancient human dream. I did a bit of research and you can easily find all the cave paintings [depicting] half-human and half-beast.”
After receiving the funding, Mr Thwaites went through a number of prototypes, including a wooden structure, but ended up using prosthetic limbs and walking in a field with goats. 230882.bin Thomas Thwaites working on his toaster project “I went to a goat farm in the Alps and had some prosthetics made by a doctor at the University of Salford prosthetics clinic, including prosthetic hooves and prosthetic back legs,” he said.
He said he even attempted give his stomach similar digestive qualities to those of a goat by eating grass. Mr Thwaites added that he would recommend being a goat, describing it as a “special kind of time”. He lasted three days on the goat farm, before he left and crossed the Alps, and now is happily back to normal human life.