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The glorious geekery of The Unipiper, otherwise known as Portland, OR denizen Brian Kidd (previously featured here), just reached awesome new heights with this fiery tribute to the one and only Monty Python and their cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Dressed as King Arthur, the Unipiper rides his unicycle and plays the movie’s theme on his flaming bagpipes, all while being closely followed by his faithful standard-bearing, coconut-banging porter. We’ve no doubt that if the video had run longer we would’ve eventually seen a Trojan rabbit and an insult-slinging French soldier. Keep your eyes peeled for shrubberies.

[via Neatorama]

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Face to Face with Scotland’s Shaggy Highland Cows

For more photos and videos of Scotland’s shaggy cattle, follow @murn_eilidh_kate and browse the #highlandcow and #highlandcoo hashtags.

Long-horned and remarkably shaggy cattle graze throughout the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside, capturing the hearts of visiting and local Instagrammers alike. Officially called the Highland cow, the breed is also known by its name in the Scots language, kyloe, and by the affectionate name of Highland “coo” for its pronunciation in the Scottish accent.

The cows are more than just a shaggy coat with horns for 17-year-old Scotland Instagrammer Murn Cameron (@murn_eilidh_kate), who works with her family on the Dunach Estate farm near Oban. “The cattle are really inquisitive and curious about humans, and they want to interact with us,” she explains. “They all have different personalities a bit like humans. The calves are very cheeky—and adorable.”

Murn takes her phone with her into the fields, capturing the cattle in all their different colors. “I have a soft spot for the red ones myself,” she says. “People joke and say it is because of the similar hair color as I am ginger, and I must say they may have a point!”

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