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21+ Of The World’s Biggest Animals

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Just how big can an animal get? You might be surprised. We’ve got a collection of the most gigantic cats, rabbits, fish and snails to be found on the planet. Prepare to be stunned.

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1  That’s some pig! Weighing in at nearly a ton at 1,984 lbs, this stuffed pig can be found at the Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum. It lived to be just five years old. He certainly enjoyed eating!

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2 The size of the Easter Bunny! Flemish rabbits were bred in Europe during 1500’s to provide an easy-to-raise food source.  You can still find these big boys today, though usually in a hutch, not the stew pot.

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3 Are you afraid of a fish? If you lived in China, you might worry about the Mekong catfish which can grow up to 10 1/2 feet long. Used in traditional Thai dishes, they have been overfished and are now on the endangered species list.

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4 So fluffy! This feline isn’t a special species of cat.  He’s known as a Ragdoll, which are known for their docile nature and silky soft, long fur. Big-boned, they can weigh up to 20 pounds, almost doubling the size of your average house cat.

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5 What a handsome horse! The Percheron is a breed from the draft horse category. These muscular beasts were bred to be able to pull heavy carts, plow fields and provide horsepower for construction sites. This beautiful black example stands almost 19 feet tall!

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6 It’s a Stingray! Normally we see these seacreatures “flying” through the crystal clear waters of tropical oceans. In Indochina you can find them in muddy rivers. They hunt smaller fish and eat eels and snakes.

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7 Is it Dracula? No. This brown furred flying creature is known as a Great Flying Fox and it never drinks blood, living on fruits and nuts for the most part. The largest one was measured at 4′ 11″ tall–almost as tall as an adult human.

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8 Moooo! Now, there’s a whole lot of beef.  Chilli lives in England at an animal sanctuary and is simply an ordinary bovine with a few extra inches on his person. Guesstimates have him weighing in at about 2,750 pounds, but the scales at the farm don’t go that high.

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9 It’s a Coconut Crab. These crustaceans belong to the same family as lobsters, but it’s not their shell you hear cracking.  Coconut crabs like to crush coconuts which can be the size of a football and eat the soft, sweet flesh inside the fruits. You wouldn’t want to lose your hand to those claws!

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10 The Nomura Jellyfish is for real and weighs several hundred pounds out of the water. Now you know why sailors spoke of sea monsters able to eat men whole.  Because they really exist!

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11 You won’t find this under your downspout! Yes, it’s a salamander, just like the ones found around your back yard.  It’s just six feet long! Found in China, their numbers are dwindling due to loss of their native habitats. They like to live in small streams and eat insects and fish.

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12 It’s a whale! No, a shark! No…it’s a Whale Shark! And one of the gentle giants of the ocean. These sea monsters can grow to fifty-feet long, yet don’t have large teeth needed to eat big prey–like other fish or people. They get along eating plankton by sifting it through their curious gigantic mouths.

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13 The Cinereous Vulture. Like the smaller versions we see at home, this bird with a wingspan of up to 10 feet spends most of its time looking for dead and dying creatures. Living in eastern Europe and Asia, this bird stays alive by cleaning up what other predators leave behind.

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14 Truly a Titan  The Titan Longhorn beetle is not found in North America, thank goodness! It lives in South America. Growing to over 6 1/2 inches long, it can cut small branches and little fingers in two with its front mandibles. Curiously, the adults don’t eat anything but simply search for a mate.

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15 It’s a very pretty shell.  You don’t have to go to the beach to collect these. The African Giant Snail lives in urban areas. Also known as the Tiger Snail due to its colorful exterior. Tourists like to take them home, which is a problem as the snail is invasive and causes ecological harm in new habitats.

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16 Get out your crackers! Look at all the 41 pounds of crab yumminess! Japanese Spider Crabs are very popular as a main course in the island nation and anywhere their white flesh can be obtained.

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17 Call the Cops! Oarfish can grow up to lengths of 56 feet, yet are rarely seen in the ocean. They are most often found washed up dead on the shore where beach-goers often identify them as a sea monster or alien when they call the authorities.

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18 The Blue Whale is the largest animal on Earth. 98 feet long. 420,000 pounds. It is easily larger than many boats. Wow.

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19 The Maine Coon Cat is nothing but a big, fluffy kitty cat. Over time they have been bred to reach sizes of up to 25 pounds. They earned their name as in the dark their silhouette looks a lot like a rummaging raccoon.

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20 G’day Brutus! This is a saltwater crocodile name Brutus, who enjoys snacking on buffalo meat provided by tourist boats. What else would fit into that mouth?

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21 The Great Dane: Gentle George, standing at 43 inches tall, who do you think he shared a bed with?

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Relive the Golden Age of Air Travel With These Jaw-Dropping Photos!

Mackenzie Freeman

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We may be living in the golden age of technology, but we are certainly not living in the golden age of air travel. If you looked at the cabin of a domestic airplane in the ’50s and ’60s and compared it to today’s models, there would be precious little overlap. In order to bring back some of that luxurious travel of yesteryear, we invite you to fly with us through 35 jaw-dropping photos from the Golden Age of Air Travel.

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Blind Golden Retriever Makes Fast Friends With His ‘Seeing Eye’ Companion.

Sherry Rucherman

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If you are a living and breathing human being like us, you hate to see innocent animals suffer. In 2016, Charlie, a golden retriever, would end up losing both of his eyes due to a medical emergency. As an older dog, Charlie didn’t have to grow up without his vision.  Naturally, his owners were concerned about how their dog would adapt to life without being able to see. They knew that they had to do something to help their furry family member, so they decided to adopt a ‘seeing eye’ dog. If you can sense how cute this story is about to be, get ready to grab your tissues. We wouldn’t blame you if you cried from cute joy.

Adam Stipe adopted Charlie when the golden retriever was just a puppy. After nine years together, Charlie ended up losing his left eye due to complications resulting from glaucoma. Within a year, Charlie would lose his right eye, as well. By this time, Adam and his wife Chelsea had emptied their retirement bank account in order to pay for the treatment that had kept Charlie alive. Adam and Chelsea had also recently become pregnant. Talk about sudden life changes! In order to prepare for the baby, as well as better the life of Charlie, they decided to make a change.

When New Year’s Day arrived in 2019, Chelsea and Adam would welcome Maverick into their home. Maverick was an excitable golden retriever puppy who was ready to make new friends. Adam and Chelsea had adopted Maverick for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, they wanted to bring a puppy home to help Charlie get around the house. Second, Adam and Chelsea also wanted a puppy to grow alongside their newborn baby. While adding a baby and puppy to your house at the same time can be tough, the loving family managed to work it out!

After a bit of tension, Charlie and Maverick would soon become fast friends. In fact, you couldn’t walk around the house with the two golden retrievers running around together. According to Adam and Chelsea, Maverick quickly became a natural ‘guide companion’ for Charlie. Maverick learned to play with and guide Charlie around all without being told. According to Chelsea, “Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so Maverick would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime.”

Due to Maverick’s kindness as well as Charlie’s own loving nature, both dogs have become the best of friends. According to Adam, Charlie has even begun to play like a puppy again. When Charlie was an ‘only dog’, he wouldn’t want to play nearly as much. Despite all the difficulties that life had thrown at Charlie, it is clear that he is being protected, loved, and cared for by the best furry friend anyone could ask for.

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Can You Believe What These Historical Figures Actually Looked Like?

Lea Lomas

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When we talk about historical figures, how real do they feel to you? Unless you lived during the time that those historical figures were active, you might treat them like concepts more than living and breathing figures. Today, we are going to give you a chance to see some of the most important people from history as they would actually look! Using 3D printing, CT scans, and CGI, teams of researchers were able to bring these forty legends to life!

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