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‘Long Boi’ the comically large duck has inspired some glorious memes

Memes and odes for the duck that left our jaws on the floor.

Instagram / @longboiyork

A remarkably large bird has left the internet stunned. "Long Boi," originally shared on Reddit, is a cross between an Indian Runner duck, pictured here, and a mallard. What you get as a result of this breeding is a rather menacing duck of stately height that makes its peers look diminutive and weak.

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Snopes reports that Long Boi isn't abnormally tall, though. He is considered to have the average height of an Indian Runner. In that case, I hope to never come across one of these.

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Long Boi was originally seen on the campus of York University in the United Kingdom. In the first image seen of him, the "absolute unit," as they say, stood tall and proud while his surroundings looked puny in comparison. According to BuzzFeed News, Long Boi also boasts an honorary degree from York University, more than 7,000 followers at his account @longboiyork, and for his especially dedicated fans, he has a merch line.

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“The duck has done so much for the university: from encouraging freshers to attend York to keeping students’ morale high during the pandemic, he is a perfect ambassador for York and is fully deserving of this.”

York University vice-chancellor Charlie Jeffery, speaking to York Tab earlier this year.

Instagram / @longboiyork

This meme does a comparison between two huge figures for the purpose of scientific study and strictly nothing more. If you remember Resident Evil Village's promotional trailer, you might recall that physically intimidating vampire Lady Dimitrescu. You might even remember how horny the internet got for her. That's besides the point.

Twitter / @gracegmonster

Twitter / @gracegmonster

Hold on.

Have you considered Long Boi as Lady Dimitrescu? (Instagram / @airstripyaks)

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Here’s Long Boi as an athlete.Twitter / @iambrentimus
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Please, also consider that Long Boi would make for a terrifying addition to the unnerving Attack on Titan series. Imagine waking up one morning and your fellow villagers are screaming for help as Long Boi, a carnivorous and unfeeling giant, peers over Wall Rose.

Twitter / @ReelJeffEwing

Twitter / @ReelJeffEwing

Apart from memes, some have also shared odes to Long Boi. Behold this rich painting of the big mallard duck.

Twitter / @alissedh

Twitter / @alissedh

Here's Tony Soprano because of course. Imagine Soprano sitting by his pool, feeding his ducks, and then you see Long Boi emerge from the water. "With all due respect, Tony," Paulie Walnuts would say, "that's f***ing crazy." Fair point.

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