There are units, and then there are absolute units. If the latter doesn’t ring a bell, it may be because the odd-sounding term comes from internet culture, where people use it to refer to a large, round animal or object.

It’s a descriptive meme in the family of “smol bean” or “beautiful cinnamon roll,” and you can totally feel somewhat of an affectionate feel about it.

But in order to get to the essence of what being an absolute unit entails, one has to see a real example of it. So Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the absolutest of the units for you to feast on right below, and make sure you check out part 1 right here.

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Big Boi

Big Boi

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 month ago

Upvote for the reply.

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This Baobab Tree Is Said To Be 6000 Years Old

This Baobab Tree Is Said To Be 6000 Years Old

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

Nature is beautiful🥰

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An Absolute Unit Of A Gray Percheron. This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. They Transition From A Black Coat To A Gray Coat As They Grow Older

An Absolute Unit Of A Gray Percheron. This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. They Transition From A Black Coat To A Gray Coat As They Grow Older

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Rainbow Panda
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1 month ago

That’s amazing! 🐴

Iggy
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1 month ago

So it transitioned from being a gorgeous horse to being a gorgeous horse!

Bender Bending Rodríguez
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1 month ago

Yes.

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Daria B
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1 month ago

From black to gray coat as they grow old? Sounds... familiar ♡

doris van natta
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1 month ago

That’s me.

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Leslie Sokolow
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1 month ago

Not the same horse. This post is so sloppy.

Katrina B.
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1 month ago

Just going to comment this. Two different horses. Same breed but two different horses.

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 month ago

Different head, different horse

Lunaofthenest
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1 month ago

It's the Gandolph of horses.

doris van natta
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1 month ago

I stood next to one and was gobsmacked at his size.

Nica Van
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1 month ago

You used "gobsmacked". That made my day.

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 month ago

Can anyone else imagine the white queen riding the horse in the right pic????

Tabitha K
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1 month ago

Gorgeous horse to a gorgeous magical horse. Becoming great makes the horse look like a unicorn, or majestic creature.

Tabitha K
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1 month ago

Becoming grey*

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Stacy S.
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1 month ago

At least 19 hands high at the shoulder.

Caitlin McCauley
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1 month ago

Seeing some misinformation here... Not ALL black horses transition to grey. There are many black horses of many breeds that stay black. And not all horses that grey out as they age are born black, either. They can be born many colors and end up nearly white as get old. My own horse was a bay when she was born, which means brown with black mane and tail. She is now 15 and nearly looks white. It's all about genetics. The tail is NOT tied up, at least on the first horse (can't tell on the second). The first horse has a docked tail, meaning the tail bone was cut very short. Yes, the tail BONE was cut off leaving a very short nub of a tail bone. Because of this, the hair can no longer grow very long. It is done to keep their tails from getting tangled in harness, however, it is a very controversial practice these days.

June
Community Member
1 month ago

This is actually very common with horses, due to a graying gene.

Russell Ellwardt
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1 month ago

What did they do to his tail, though?

Katrina B.
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1 month ago

It's tied up so it doesn't get in the way of driving harness

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I am a fluffy cat
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1 month ago

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Amanita Virosa
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1 month ago

Amazing, I had no idea they change color.

Raven Sheridan
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1 month ago

Need a ladder to get on it!

Debi Blackshaw
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1 month ago

Wow, he's stunning

Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful.

Lucia ZG
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1 month ago

Their hooves change colour too! 🙂

Diane Phillips-Herman
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1 month ago (edited)

True but this is a different horse, look at the hooves

Wonder Homie
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1 month ago

Honestly it always perplexes me how big, strong and fast these creatures are yet they are prey animals and tend to be quite timid.

TheOfficialAshfoot
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1 month ago

As a (kinda experienced) horse rider, I bet unless the horse was an absolute sweetheart, it would be impossible to get a bridle on without trying quite hard. And what about the size of the girth the owner will have to use? It either has to be long or really stretchy (to clarify, a girth is the thing that goes under the belly of a horse to keep a saddle on)

Hisseefit
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1 month ago

If you ride this size draft, you will get customized tack (saddle, bridle, girth) for it.

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Emerald
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4 weeks ago

That is one big ass horse.

Johanne Trudeau
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1 month ago

Gorgeous beast!!

DogPerson7
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1 month ago

oh, wow, that's really cool.

Lynn Morello
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1 month ago

WOW

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous.

Brenda Swann
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1 month ago

I did not know that 🤦🏽‍♀️ What a beautiful gentle giant. 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful!

NOEL ROWLAND
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok one they are both beautiful horses, but they are not the same horses. If you look at the shape if their heads the structure of the backs and chest and their hooves, you could see that there not the same horse.

backatya
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1 month ago

And they're big

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

wow

Kathy G
Community Member
1 month ago

You'd need an elevator just to mount him!!!! Hahaha

Robert Hebert
Community Member
1 month ago

Not the same horse...

Marie deHeryng
Community Member
1 month ago

A fabulous beautiful horse! WOW!! And I thought my 17&1/2hands high horse was big!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Gayle Brady
Community Member
1 month ago

Just like us!

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Like the Lippizans!

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL.!

23AClark
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1 month ago

😘❤❤❤

-Annelise-
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1 month ago

So many people are unaware of this transition that so many horses go through

Barbar Stewart
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1 month ago

Beautiful.

Martha Higgins
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1 month ago

Percherons are truly majestic animals!

LaurieAnne Smith
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1 month ago

Magnificent

Alex Hamilton
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1 month ago

Magnificent - Absolutely magnificent creature

Naomi Cline
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1 month ago

How many hands is that horse? He’s huge!

Lauri Ceriani
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1 month ago

Now THAT is a regal animal! How huge! How magnificent!

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

16 hands for sure.

Kim Bush
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1 month ago

For a Percheron?

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Bubbles
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1 month ago

I thought the second was a statue

E. Rangel
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1 month ago

What are the used for

Katrina B.
Community Member
1 month ago

Driving and farm work. They are draft horses, so using a harness to pull ground tills, logs out of forests: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percheron#:~:text=The%20Percheron%20is%20still%20used,pull%20carriages%20in%20large%20cities.

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Farid Red
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1 month ago

Oh, they can change colour grewing up. Nice. People do change to, when puberty hit. LOL

HooowlAtTheMoon
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1 month ago

There was a horse about that tall at the stables I take my horse back riding lessons at, the horse I ride could walk under it if he ducked. Unfortunately I usually would hit my face on it when he did.

MarcAngelina Alcober
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1 month ago

LO! At first I read "Goat" instead of "Coat"- I was like "WHOA!"

Vasana Phong
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1 month ago

Wow how majestic!

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
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1 month ago

should I feel intimidated

deanna woods
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1 month ago

It would take a ladder for me to get on this horse. A step stool wouldn't cut it.

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
1 month ago

Bello!!!!

WholesomeArmyweeb
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1 month ago

Big boi

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

Grey Percherons are beautiful, but you hardly ever see them any more. Nowadays they're mostly bred in solid black.

Glynna Bowood
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1 month ago

The lighter horse looks younger to me!

Meghna Mohan
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1 month ago

That tail though 🤫

The weird one!
Community Member
1 month ago

so pretty

Slune
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1 month ago

I'm not a horse but same transformation;)

Jerry Conaway
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1 month ago

"They transition from a black coat to a grey coat as they grow older." Don't we all.

Nancy Munoz
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1 month ago

small gigantor

Ileana Sky Aviles
Community Member
1 month ago

Stunning!

Tam-Tam
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! Beautiful horse

Kennedy Johnson
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1 month ago

I love horses! Such wonderful beautiful fragile creatures!

Go1Mr Gym
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1 month ago

reminds me of unicorn

H Edwards
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1 month ago

Direhorse

R L
Community Member
1 month ago

Peoole who say it's a different horse clearly have no idea that horses can be born black, but grey out with age (simple genetics). You can see the grey in the first photo. And yes, hoof colour can chanflgeas well.

Katrina B.
Community Member
1 month ago

No I completely understand but I know for a fact it's a different horse. Plus hoof color doesn't change. Also the conformation is different.

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Seaside Charlie
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1 month ago

Do the hooves change colour also? Strange.

Katrina B.
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1 month ago

It's because its two different horses.

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Sandy Kavanaugh
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1 month ago

Like Lippizans

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The first “absolute unit” meme was born on December 13, 2017, when a Twitter user named @mrreptoid wrote, “In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit,” with regards to a photo of British hotelier David Morgan-Hewitt standing next to the Queen of England. Mr. Morgan-Hewitt is a very large lad, indeed.

But it really took off in 2018, with the Museum of English Rural Life tweeting a photograph of ram with a caption “Look at this absolute unit.” Adam Koszary, the museum’s manager who wrote the tweet, amassed 98k likes and more than 27k retweets in the next couple of days.

#4

Monster Maine Coon

Monster Maine Coon

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Vero
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1 month ago

he is so majestic

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#5

An Absolute Tank

An Absolute Tank

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

What a beauty

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#6

Absolute Unit

Absolute Unit

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Even a big dog sometimes needs a teddy bear to cuddle.

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An “absolute unit'' is a term that implies a general idea that something or someone is comically oversize. And it can be applied to virtually anything, from objects to animals, to even humans and fashion. Speaking of fashion, much of the oversized trend of the past five years has to do with the image that can be called “absolute unit.” From dad’s sneakers to gigantic jackets, they look both funny, out of proportion, yet somewhat progressive and unmistakably fashionable.

#7

Absolute Units Of Garlic Cloves

Absolute Units Of Garlic Cloves

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Those will kill vampire 100 feets away.

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#8

Can Tails Be Units? Because Oh My God!

Can Tails Be Units? Because Oh My God!

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1 month ago

Floofy

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#9

Baa Baa Motherf*©ke®s

Baa Baa Motherf*©ke®s

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

It looks like it wants to eat a wolf.

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#10

Wowza

Wowza

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Mu B
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1 month ago

Lap dog.

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#11

This Maine Coon Is An Absolute Unit!

This Maine Coon Is An Absolute Unit!

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

"I'm a wildcat, damn it!"

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#12

This Avocado

This Avocado

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Avocado for four.

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#13

My Dad Used To Take Me To Feed The Buffalo Outside Of Town When I Was Little. We Called This Guy Big Daddy

My Dad Used To Take Me To Feed The Buffalo Outside Of Town When I Was Little. We Called This Guy Big Daddy

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Lindsay Ameye
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1 month ago

Gentle giant

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#14

Absolute Unit Of A Cabbage

Absolute Unit Of A Cabbage

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Mu B
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1 month ago

That would last me a lifetime.

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#15

This Cucumber Mistaken For A Watermelon

This Cucumber Mistaken For A Watermelon

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Chancey
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1 month ago

OMG I can't even imagine the disappointment when he cut into it.

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#16

Jesus Christ This Blue Whale

Jesus Christ This Blue Whale

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Rainbow Panda
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1 month ago

I sea (see) the majestic creature. 🐳

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#17

This Chonker Next To My Grandmother

This Chonker Next To My Grandmother

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

Is that a bear :0

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#18

This Big Boy

This Big Boy

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Andrea von Kebnekaise
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1 month ago

Molten

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#19

The Amount Of Fluff On This Dog

The Amount Of Fluff On This Dog

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

WOAH SOMEONE GOT A PERM

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#20

This Gargantuan Cold Boi

This Gargantuan Cold Boi

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This snow giant is really impressive.

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#21

Bob, I Miss You. 12 Years Ago You Stole My Heart, 7 Years Ago You Passed - I Came Across You In My Old Photos, Hopefully Paying You Homage Is Allowed

Bob, I Miss You. 12 Years Ago You Stole My Heart, 7 Years Ago You Passed - I Came Across You In My Old Photos, Hopefully Paying You Homage Is Allowed

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Sista of the moon
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1 month ago

Awwwwwwww. Rest In Peace, smol baby of a pup. So so cute. ❤️❤️ Big, old dogs are the sweetest creatures on earth.

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#22

Some Big Boi Manatees Eating Sweet Potatoes

Some Big Boi Manatees Eating Sweet Potatoes

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

Thicc

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#23

The White House Chef Is An Absolute Unit And The Last Line Of Defence

The White House Chef Is An Absolute Unit And The Last Line Of Defence

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

You better do not complain about the food.

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#24

Absolute Unit Of A Peregrine Falcon

Absolute Unit Of A Peregrine Falcon

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Every day is wings day. He shouldn't skip leg day though

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#25

The Goliath Tiger Fish

The Goliath Tiger Fish

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

Scary teefs!

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#26

This Eagle Has Not Missed Any Meals

This Eagle Has Not Missed Any Meals

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Lunaofthenest
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1 month ago

This fella zooms over my house each day trying to snatch my chickens.

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#27

This Absolute Unit Of Bullfrog

This Absolute Unit Of Bullfrog

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

I swear Jenny, I'm on a diet from tomorrow.

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#28

This Doggo At 2 Years

This Doggo At 2 Years

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Aski Markup
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1 month ago

That must be part wolf?

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#29

This Fluffy Unit Of A Cat

This Fluffy Unit Of A Cat

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This Mainecoon looks so majestic. Yep, s/he knows it.

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#30

This Unit Of An Echidna Came Into The Wildlife Sanctuary. She Got Clipped By A Car But She's Fine

This Unit Of An Echidna Came Into The Wildlife Sanctuary. She Got Clipped By A Car But She's Fine

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Lindsay Ameye
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1 month ago

How's the car?

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#31

This Absolute Unit Blocks The Way Into The Submarine

This Absolute Unit Blocks The Way Into The Submarine

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

"Go away. I just want to take a nap."

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#32

Hulk, The World's Biggest Pitbull

Hulk, The World's Biggest Pitbull

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

Forced perspective again...

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#33

I Was Told To Share This Pic Of Mr Puddly Here

I Was Told To Share This Pic Of Mr Puddly Here

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Lunaofthenest
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1 month ago

That cats paws are legit. He could knead bread dough with those paddles!

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#34

This Weapon Of A Pony

This Weapon Of A Pony

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Lunaofthenest
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1 month ago

This pony is my childhood dream of those disproportionately chubby my little pony lads come to life!!!

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#35

Ah Lawd He 'Bout To Come Back!

Ah Lawd He 'Bout To Come Back!

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Look at that chonky face! He's so cute.

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#36

Elvis From Australian Reptile Park Is An Absolute Unit Of A Saltwater Crocodile

Elvis From Australian Reptile Park Is An Absolute Unit Of A Saltwater Crocodile

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Elvis is thinking: Don't you all love my teeth?

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#37

Biggest Mulberries I've Ever Seen

Biggest Mulberries I've Ever Seen

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Rainbow Panda
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1 month ago

They are indeed berry big. 🍇

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#38

I Was Told This Sub Would Appreciate This Absolute Unit Of French Macaron I Made

I Was Told This Sub Would Appreciate This Absolute Unit Of French Macaron I Made

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Jessica Shookhoff
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1 month ago

Wow! That's a gorgeous macaron!! Perfect snacking size, imo

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#39

A Wandering Albatross. Absolute Unit!

A Wandering Albatross. Absolute Unit!

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Cupcake168
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1 month ago

Beautiful!

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#40

This Mighty Steed

This Mighty Steed

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Onward, my noble steed!

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#41

You're Telling Me That’s Not A Polar Bear

You're Telling Me That’s Not A Polar Bear

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Eliška Hůlková
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1 month ago

Avatar Korra called, she wants her pet back.

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#42

Got An Absolute Unit Of A Carrot In My Weekly Food Delivery Box Today!

Got An Absolute Unit Of A Carrot In My Weekly Food Delivery Box Today!

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Troux
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1 month ago

That dog looks intimidated.

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#43

Absolute Unit Of A Grolar Bear (Polar Bear/Grizzly Hybrid)

Absolute Unit Of A Grolar Bear (Polar Bear/Grizzly Hybrid)

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Cupcake168
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1 month ago

This looks really man-made.

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#44

This Breed Of Dog Is Called A Borzoi. It Has An Absolute Unit Of A Sniffer

This Breed Of Dog Is Called A Borzoi. It Has An Absolute Unit Of A Sniffer

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DC
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1 month ago

They truly have the nose to stick into ... everything.

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#45

Pumpkin Growing Contest Winner

Pumpkin Growing Contest Winner

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ume reid
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1 month ago

looks like its about to pop

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#46

Absolute Unit

Absolute Unit

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Mu B
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1 month ago

He's not happy.

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#47

In The Deep Blue Sea

In The Deep Blue Sea

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Aski Markup
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1 month ago

Wtf?! No... Just no...

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#48

T H I C C

T H I C C

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This duck is the shape of a rotund egg. It's cute, though.

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#49

This Absolute Unit Of A Squirrel In My Back Yard

This Absolute Unit Of A Squirrel In My Back Yard

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I think I know where it has been storing its nuts.

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#50

Easily The Largest Toilet Seat I Have Ever Encountered In My Bathroom Using Career. Just Tremendous

Easily The Largest Toilet Seat I Have Ever Encountered In My Bathroom Using Career. Just Tremendous