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16 of the Largest and Most Fascinating Living Things on Earth

Although some of them still exist today, most of these creatures lived on Earth millions of years ago.

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Whenever we hear or see massive things, we immediately get fascinated. Remember when you first saw a gigantic building? Weren’t you amazed by its humongous size? In any case, the world is packed with creatures much bigger than us. This is especially true during the pre-historic era where colossal beasts walked on Earth.

Since we feel tiny for not sharing this with you, we compiled a list of all things giant. This is definitely something that you won’t want to miss. Check them out!

#16. Sequoia Trees

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When talking about the biggest living things on this planet, it’s a crime not to include the Sequoia trees. They have the capability of growing up to 275 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter. You would look like a spec if you get close to them.

#15. Amphicoelia

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Considered among the giant creatures that lived in the past, these herbivore dinosaurs could reach 58 meters in length. In fact, its vertebra alone was measured at 2.5 meters. They were deemed kings 145-161 million years ago.

#14. Titanoboa

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The name itself is enough to convince you of its gigantic size. The Titanoboa lived 58 million years ago and was capable of reaching a height of 13 meters. A reticulated python nowadays are just able to reach 7.5 meters in length.

#13. Jackfruit

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This one here is the biggest tree-grown fruit in the world, though it’s usually located in tropical countries. It can reach up to 90 centimeters in length, while its diameter can achieve around 50 centimeters.

#12. Argentavis

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5-8 million years ago, Argentavis existed on this planet. They were one of the largest birds in all of Earth’s history. Its wingspan along could reach almost 7 meters. They were reportedly fond of eating rodents.

#11. The Paradise Cave

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Located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the Paradise Cave is a thing of beauty apart from its size. Its biggest chamber is more than 5 kilometers long, 150 meters wide, and 200 meters high.

#10. Rafflesia

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Considered the largest flower on Earth, the Rafflesia can reach over 100 centimeters in diameter. Apparently, though, it’s infamous for having a smell of a rotting flesh.

#9. Giant Deer

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Commonly called an Irish elk, this giant deer appeared about 2-3 million years ago. Unfortunately, they began to die as soon as forests started spreading into open spaces. Their large antlers made it impossible for them to move freely.

#8. The Humongous Fungus

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Armillaria ostoyae – colloquially named the Humongous Fungus – is among the largest living organisms in our world. It covers at least 8.4 square kilometers in the Malheur National Forest in Oregon, though it’s mostly hidden underground.

#7. Merostomes

Mersomes were known to be the largest arthropods. They could grow around 2.5 meters, and they existed 250-500 million years ago.

#6. The Great Barrier Reef

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The titular Great Barrier Reef is deemed the largest single structure created by living organisms. Located in the Coral Sea, it stretches over 2,300 kilometers over an area of around 344,400 square kilometers.

#5. Giant Short-Faced Bear

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Whenever it stood up on its legs, its reach could get to 4.5 meters in height. Its extra powerful jaws helped it became one of the most dangerous carnivorous animals during the Ice Age.

#4. Gigantopithecus

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This one here was deemed the largest among apes, but it lived one million years ago. Although it is difficult to come up with certain conclusions based on the rare remains, scientists believe that its height reached 4 meters and 550 kilos in weight. They were fond of eating bamboos.

#3. Quetzalcoatl

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Quetzalcoatl lived 68 million years ago and was the largest pterosaur during its prime. Its size made it easily the biggest flying animal to ever walk on Earth. The spread of its wings was between 12 and 15 meters.

#2. Blue Whale

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Of course, who can forget the Blue Whale? It’s just the largest animal living on the planet today. It reaches 33 meters in length and 150 tons in weight. By 1960s, these creatures nearly got extinct.

#1. Sarcosuchus

The ancestor of our modern alligators, the Sarcosuchus was around 12 meters in lengths. It preyed on small dinosaurs. And believe it or not, its bite was about 33,000 and 44,000 pounds. Hence it could turn its prey in half.

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Artist Creatively Illustrates Everyday Life With Wife in Adorable Comics

Without a doubt, they’re as cute as they’re relatable.

Marriage can be a burden sometimes, and this is especially true to couples who nearly divorced. But, if handled correctly, things can go accordingly. In the long run, perhaps the most important things in marriage is understanding, responsibility, and – more importantly – love.

Yehuda Adi Devir, a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator, truly understands the concept of marriage. He also acknowledges the fact that it can go awful sometimes. In any case, he has wonderfully illustrated his adventures with his wife named Maya.

In his ongoing series called “One of Those Days,” Yehuda masterfully created an adorable comic adventure featuring his life together with his significant other. From family gatherings to birthday celebrations to binge-watching TV shows, his comics are relatable to any married couples out there. And yes, they’re also cute.

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UPS Drivers Achieve Viral Fame Because of Their Heartwarming Facebook Group About Dogs

This is truly heartwarming!

Dogs are nicknamed “man’s bestfriend” for very valid reasons. They’re loyal, loving, and extremely adorable. They’re awesome that way!

Recently, we’ve learned about a group of men who love dogs as much as the rest of us – it’s our friendly UPS drivers! A report even tells us that apparently, these guys even have a dedicated Facebook group focused on featuring the dogs they meet whenever they deliver packages to the customers.

Needless to say, each photo has a heartwarming story and we couldn’t help but feel good about it.

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18th Century Gambling-Obsessed Earl Was The Inspiration Behind The Sandwich

The sandwich was reportedly named after John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich.

John Montagu, born on November 13, 1718, was a British diplomat who got his education at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1729, when he was just 10 years old, he succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, as the Earl of Sandwich.

The title was created in 1660 in recognition of the achievements of Admiral Sir Edward Montagu. His great-grandson John served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department throughout his life. He also became known as a supporter of Captain James Cook’s exploration voyages. In exchange for Montagu's help, the Sandwich Islands in Hawaii was named after him. Apparently, the man is also the inspiration for the famous food item of the same name.

Since 18th century Europe, the "sandwich" has been known as meat (or anything one prefers) placed between slices of bread.

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