The internet world is fascinated by photos of “absolute units”. Try to imagine something extremely round and hearty compared to its peers: gigantic crabs, chonky cats or insanely huge hearts of blue whales. Whether it's animals, food or plants, things that are so out of proportion to its surrounding catches anyone's eye.

If you want to see it for yourself, there's a whole subreddit about it. It's called Absolute Units and its community has grown into almost 1M members over the last four years. As one of the rules there states, “Absolute units only. No normal units,” and it's true. We didn't even think things could get this big.

Bored Panda has compiled a list full of huge things you can find on the subreddit. And if that's still not enough, make sure to check out our previous posts here and here.

#1

The Size Of This Dandelion

The Size Of This Dandelion

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An “absolute unit'' is something or someone that is comically oversized. One Reddit user several years ago put it like this: "I don't know what an absolute unit is, but I know it when I see it.“ And that's absolutely true. The phrasing is hard to understand at first, but once you do get it, it can be applied to just about anything.

To teach people a bit more about the origin of it, Know Your Meme wrote that the very British term “absolute unit” emerged in the meme universe in 2017. A Twitter user @mrreptoid posted a picture of a British hotelier posing with the Queen of England. He titled the photo "In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit," referring to the hotelier. The tweet and its caption caught on over the following days and others started using it for pictures of various amusingly large objects.

#2

Take A Moment To Look At This Majestic Fluff

Take A Moment To Look At This Majestic Fluff

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The phrase gives out a positive and celebratory vibe—you're in “awe“ at how big some things can be. The number one rule in the subreddit r/AbsoluteUnits—be nice, no reason to be a rude unit—show how the moderators try to maintain this pleasant feeling throughout the posts. Another one says that posts should include people, not public figures and no creepshots or fat-shaming pics are allowed. As the moderators say, “We're looking for animals mostly, particularly cute animals which happen to be very large.“

And the Museum of English Rural Units found exactly that. They posted a photo on Twitter showcasing a ram and captioned it “look at this absolute unit.” The tweet is counting 103.9K likes and more than 27K retweets. Adam Koszary, the museum’s manager explained that this particular ram is the complete package, full of meat and wool.

#3

Pour One Out For Big Jake, At One Point Certified As The Tallest Horse In The World By Guinness, Who Crossed The Rainbow Bridge Today.

Pour One Out For Big Jake, At One Point Certified As The Tallest Horse In The World By Guinness, Who Crossed The Rainbow Bridge Today.

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#4

"The Mountain" From Game Of Thrones (Actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) Is 6'8, 430lbs, Seen Here With His Father And Grandfather

"The Mountain" From Game Of Thrones (Actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) Is 6'8, 430lbs, Seen Here With His Father And Grandfather

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Other livestock is not often as large and stocky as this ram. To explain this further, Koszary wrote that “size and a solid build were considered key attributes by the folks who designed our modern farm breeds.” The farming pioneers took breeds and began to design animals to suit particular climates, landscapes, and production aims. In short, they started super-sizing them.

#5

People Don't Realize Just How Huge Moose Can Get

People Don't Realize Just How Huge Moose Can Get

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#6

That Onion Is Huge

That Onion Is Huge

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If you're brave enough, you can look for absolute units pretty much everywhere. The fashion world is full of creatives who cannot wait to bring new ideas to the game. And the trend that has been popular in the past few years is, you guessed it, oversized clothes. According to the Cut, men's fashion is all about proportion. Noah Johnson, a senior editor at GQ Style, said, “If the Balenciaga Triple S is the piece of the moment, it’s all about being oversized to the point of ridiculousness.”

#7

What An Absolute Fluf

What An Absolute Fluf

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#9

This Is Very Impressive Art

This Is Very Impressive Art

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And even though dad's sneakers and enormous jackets are very bulky, they look unmistakably fashionable. The “absolute unit” meme went as far as it did “not just because it was funny, but also because it hit a cultural nerve.“ Fashion world adopted it simply because the internet is where men feel comfortable talking about clothes.

#10

My Maine Coon Compared To My 5'5" Girlfriend

My Maine Coon Compared To My 5'5" Girlfriend

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#11

This Gigantic Cock

This Gigantic Cock

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#12

This Is The Soft Giant Isabkuro From Rwanda.

This Is The Soft Giant Isabkuro From Rwanda.

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So as you can see from the compiled list of amusingly oversized stuff, “absolute unit” can be implied to nearly everything. After seeing real examples of it, you should understand the essence of what being an absolute unit brings about.

#13

This Dog Sized Cat

This Dog Sized Cat

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#14

The Size Of The Bald Eagle Caught On A Trail Cam.

The Size Of The Bald Eagle Caught On A Trail Cam.

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#15

These Absolute Units Of Antlers On These Red Stags

These Absolute Units Of Antlers On These Red Stags

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#16

Someone Said Cuddles Would Fit Here

Someone Said Cuddles Would Fit Here

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#17

Anyone Missing A Big Boy? This Guy Was Found Alone In The Forest And Is At My Local Humane Society.

Anyone Missing A Big Boy? This Guy Was Found Alone In The Forest And Is At My Local Humane Society.

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#18

Absolute Herb Unit

Absolute Herb Unit

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#19

Very Thicc Floof

Very Thicc Floof

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#20

Basically Everything About These Baobab Trees Is Fit For This Sub.

Basically Everything About These Baobab Trees Is Fit For This Sub.

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#21

Behemoth Butter Cabbage Grown In Hedensted, Denmark

Behemoth Butter Cabbage Grown In Hedensted, Denmark

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#22

An Absolute Unit Of A Fern

An Absolute Unit Of A Fern

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#23

Absolute Unit Of A Tortoise

Absolute Unit Of A Tortoise

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#24

This Heart Of A Blue Whale

This Heart Of A Blue Whale

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#25

When You Misplace A Point Ordering A Drill Bit

When You Misplace A Point Ordering A Drill Bit

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#26

Some Units Need Trailers!

Some Units Need Trailers!

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#27

The Tallest Mallard Duck To Have Ever Lived (Since Records Began) Known As 'Long Boi' He Lives On The Campus Of The University Of York, England. He Stands Just Over 1m Tall (3.5ft).

The Tallest Mallard Duck To Have Ever Lived (Since Records Began) Known As 'Long Boi' He Lives On The Campus Of The University Of York, England. He Stands Just Over 1m Tall (3.5ft).

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#28

This Cat-Loving Beard

This Cat-Loving Beard

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#29

This Guinea Pig Is An Absolute Unit

This Guinea Pig Is An Absolute Unit

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#30

Green Bean Dad Grew, Banana For Scale.

Green Bean Dad Grew, Banana For Scale.

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#31

The Size Of Those Ears!

The Size Of Those Ears!

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#32

The Longest Boi

The Longest Boi

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#33

This 80 Year Old Saltwater Crocodile From Australia.

This 80 Year Old Saltwater Crocodile From Australia.

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#34

Quartz Crystal Cluster On Display In A Museum In Namibia. This Is The World's Largest Quartz Cluster, It Was Discovered In 1985 At The Bottom Of A 45 Metre Deep Cave In The Otjua Mine Near Karibib In Namibia. It Weighs 14,100 Kg And Took Three Years To Excavate And Remove.

Quartz Crystal Cluster On Display In A Museum In Namibia. This Is The World's Largest Quartz Cluster, It Was Discovered In 1985 At The Bottom Of A 45 Metre Deep Cave In The Otjua Mine Near Karibib In Namibia. It Weighs 14,100 Kg And Took Three Years To Excavate And Remove.

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#35

This Absolute Unit Of An Aquamarine Gem!

This Absolute Unit Of An Aquamarine Gem!

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#36

Brown Spotted Grand Croaker

Brown Spotted Grand Croaker

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#37

This Polypore I Found! Don’t Worry, It Was Already Detached And Wasn’t Picked For The Photo

This Polypore I Found! Don’t Worry, It Was Already Detached And Wasn’t Picked For The Photo

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#39

An Absolute Unit Of A Cat

An Absolute Unit Of A Cat

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#40

This Is Max. A Unit I Met In Lowes

This Is Max. A Unit I Met In Lowes

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#41

My Wife As A Baby. Absolute Unit.

My Wife As A Baby. Absolute Unit.

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#42

Boy With His Pet Boar, Ca. 1930.

Boy With His Pet Boar, Ca. 1930.

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#43

Tasmanian Giant Crab. Absolute Unit

Tasmanian Giant Crab. Absolute Unit

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#44

This Absolute Unit Of A Guard Captain At Castle Hochosterwitz In Austria. He Is Said To Have Been 2,25 Meters Tall (7'10').

This Absolute Unit Of A Guard Captain At Castle Hochosterwitz In Austria. He Is Said To Have Been 2,25 Meters Tall (7'10').

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#46

This Absolute Unit Of A Rabbit

This Absolute Unit Of A Rabbit

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#47

Largest Breed Of Chicken And Smallest Breed Of Chicken

Largest Breed Of Chicken And Smallest Breed Of Chicken

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#48

I Thought That Was His Chin

I Thought That Was His Chin

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#49

Mobile Waste Disposal Unit

Mobile Waste Disposal Unit

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#50

Frog Turned Unit?

Frog Turned Unit?

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