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sharpiefan
11-29-2018, 10:37 AM
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A magical land of giant creatures.



In the land down under, sticking out in a crowd is rarely a good thing. Australians have a habit of cutting "tall poppies" down to size, frowning on those overachievers who are too big for their own boots.
An exception has been made for Knickers the giant cow, long may he reign. Right now, Knickers is the talk of the town and all because of his sheer size.
Okay, so technically Knickers is a steer (a neutered male), but the fact that he is giant is no lie. Check him out in all his glory.
Most of my brain: "Holy **** that's a big cow."
My political science training: "Ignore the outlier and construct a theory to explain all the other cows." pic.twitter.com/lDfKkAhvjm
Seth Masket (@smotus) November 28, 2018
Standing at 1.94 metres (6 ft, 4 in) - just centimetres short of the Guinness World Record for tallest living steer - and weighing in at 1,270 kilograms (2,800 pounds), Knickers is by far the biggest steer in Australia.
But don't worry, this exceptional creature isn't going to end up on a dinner plate anytime soon. Knickers has managed to evade the fate of many of his peers, simply because he is just too darn big for the meat cutters at the slaughterhouse to handle.
The story was even picked up by The New York Times, where it was accurately pointed out that: "Knickers looks the way you feel when you don't know anyone at a party".
And sure, he might come across as awkward, but there's no need to feel bad for this steer. Far from being a misfit, Knickers has plenty of company in Australia.
After all, he isn't the first giant animal to emerge from the land down under, and it's doubtful that he will be the last. Australia has a habit of producing some absolutely monstrous animals, which range from utterly adorable to downright terrifying.

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Australia Doesn't Just Have Knickers Check Out These Other Absolute Units (LINK) (https://www.sciencealert.com/heard-of-knickers-the-cow-he-s-got-plenty-of-company-in-australia)


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