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Sheep are fluffy, woolly animals that take up most of the internet’s bandwidth with their cute pictures and videos. They are often associated with being dumb and following the herd, which is a bit ironic considering there are over 1 billion sheep in the world.

Despite their apparent lack of intelligence, sheep have provided humans with a variety of useful resources. Obviously, wool is the most well-known product, but sheep also provide meat, milk, cheese, and even a natural form of insulation called lanolin. However, it’s best not to talk about how these resources are obtained, especially in front of any animal rights activists.

Sheep are social animals and typically graze in flocks. They communicate with each other through various bleats, baa’s, and even body language. It is said that a sheep can recognize up to 50 different faces and even has the ability to remember them for years. This is quite an impressive feat considering most of us can’t even remember what we had for breakfast this morning.

Sheep have even found their way into popular culture. Who doesn’t love a good sheep pun? Some of our favorites include “ewenique” and “ewe-nicorn.” And let’s not forget about the classic nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” We just hope that little lamb wasn’t following Mary to school every day, because that would be one long commute.

In conclusion, sheep may not be the smartest animals, but they provide us with endless entertainment and resources. So, let’s give these woolly wonders the appreciation they deserve…and maybe stop counting them when we can’t sleep.