Forget being too tired to meme. Forget “grape surgery.” Forget it all. The internet has a new obsession: a really big cow named Knickers.
The Australian steer really is astoundingly large, towering over his fellow bovines at a height of 76 inches. (That’s about 6 feet, 4 inches for the math-impaired.) Knickers tips the scale at 3,086 pounds. He’s twice as heavy as the average cow of his breed and a solid 18 inches taller. According to ABC News, it’s that size that saved him.
LOOK how big this cow is pic.twitter.com/aybcxDchoD
— Madison (@madisonspringg) November 27, 2018
“He was too big to go into the export plant’s chain,” farmer Geoff Pearson said. “We have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind.”
One look at him and Twitter was in love. How could you not be when confronted with — to quote a meme that feels older than Knickers 7 years — the size of this lad?
Check out a few of our favorite reactions to Knickers below:
big cow https://t.co/DVqcsqqvbg
— Ryan (@notangryonline) November 27, 2018
Announcing that I will step down as leader of the "There Will Never Be a Big Large Cow" Party, effective immediately. This is due to recent developments that you may be aware of
— Naaman Zhou (@naamanzhou) November 27, 2018
Christ. We've been here all day just chilling and sharing pictures of the big cow and then the Americans wake up and decide it needs to be on the cover of the New York Times. Would yis relax
— starbucks bottled frappucino gamer (@ceebels) November 27, 2018
— Evan, Voight-Kampff passer (@evan7257) November 27, 2018
saw people tweeting about a huge cow and in my cynicism believed it couldn't possibly be big enough to warrant this much attention. I was wrong. absolutely massive.
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) November 27, 2018
the big cow is the only reason to make it through this day, but WHAT a reason he is
— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) November 27, 2018
twitter, mute everything except “big cow”
— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) November 27, 2018