Knickers The Steer

Knickers The Steer

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Updated Nov 27, 2018 at 02:42PM EST by Matt.

Added Nov 27, 2018 at 02:21PM EST by Matt.

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Knickers The Cow is one of the world's tallest steers, weighing about 3,000 pounds and more than 6 feet tall.

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On October 29th, 2018, Australian news organization ABC[1] published an article entitled "One of the world's biggest steers, named Knickers, avoids the abattoir thanks to his size." The post describes the cow as "almost as tall as NBA star Michael Jordan and weighs more than a Mini Cooper car" (shown below).




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The following month, on November 27th, 7 News Central Queensland tweeted a video of Knickers. They captioned the video, "An enormous steer in Western Australia is making headlines. At 194cm 'Knickers' is the largest in his category in Australia." The post received more than 1,700 retweets and 3,600 likes in 24 hours (shown below).




People reacted to the reports of Knickers positively. That day, Twitter[2] user @ScottFilmCritic tweeted, "There are absolute units looking at this guy thinking 'look at this absolute unit.'" The tweet received more than 365 retweets and 1,200 likes in 24 hours (shown below, left). Throughout the day, people continued to post about the animal (shown below, center and right).

Several media outlets covered the animal, including CNN,[3] USA Today,[4] BBC[5] and more. Additionally, on November 27th, Twitter[6] published a Moments page about Knickers.


There are absolute units looking at this guy thinking "look at this absolute unit". 7 News Central Queensland@7NewsCQ An enormous steer in Western Australia is making headlines. At 194cm 'Knickers' is the largest in his category in Australia. Story: bit.ly/2As99K3 #7News I CANNOT (literally) AND WILL NOT (mentally) GET OVER THE MASSIVE AUSTRALIAN COW CALLED KNICKERS bbc.co.uk/news/world-aus... Knickers the cow, who is as tall as NBA legend Michael Jordan and weighs as much as a car, has escaped slaughter because he is TOO BIG to be killed - and will live out his days on a farm :) Holy cow! Giant Holstein-Friesian 'Knickers' stands head and shoulders over "Knickers," an enormous Holstein-Friesian, is making headlines after his owner declared him -- unofficially -- Australia's biggest steer cnn.com

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