1. Exquisite Tweets from @TheMERL

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    us explaining to the Board how our thicc boi went viral

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    I̷ ̵f̷e̸e̸d̸ ̷m̶y̶ ̶s̷o̵n̶s̷,̷ ̸t̶h̷e̶y̶ ̵a̶r̴e̵ ̸b̷e̴c̷o̴m̶i̵n̷g̸ ̵p̷o̸w̶e̴r̵f̴u̶l̶

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    cows should not be held to unrealistic beauty standards

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    This is the ideal male body. You may not like it but this is what peak performance looks like.
    #MusMeme

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    Teenagers arriving for #readingfestival!

    Instead of taking drugs, creating memories and making mistakes

    why not make the BEST mistake of your lives by coming to our museum and discover you actually have a deep fascination for tractors and it becomes a lifelong obsession

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    It's #NationalDogDay.

    We're interested in whether you have a working dog bred for a practical purpose but which now fills its days doing nothing of any practical purpose whatsoever.

    Pictures appreciated.

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    It’s a little known fact that museum social media accounts are operated by real, breathing people who spend an unhealthy amount of time on the internet

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    Ok, we found something amazing and we demand you to come on a journey with us:

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    Richard put an 18th century chicken in some trousers.

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    Nothing says 'I'm sorry' like a French cock.

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    Hello @TheMERL! We do have cocks in our collections, but none of them have trousers 😅

    Here is a nice chicken to apologize 🐓

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    The Louvre is that friend who talks about going to the opera and only reads leather-bound books, and then you give them one Snakebite and the next minute they’re riding a tank through Smethwick with their top off yelling at scared pensioners and asking to marry the dogs

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    die

    Michelle @TheMERL , we're freezing today in Mexico City. What did old rural England do to fight the cold?

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    have you ever seen such bouffant chickens

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    We're living* our best** life***

    *convincing **5 year old visitors ***that drainage pipes are cool

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    whatever else 2018 has been, it's been a pretty good year for going from a fairly obscure museum in south east England to a global thicc boi distributor so here are some highlights

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    still trying to explain the unit to people in tesco checkout lines

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    us explaining to the Board how our thicc boi went viral

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    these piglets will have long careers in the city

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    I̷ ̵f̷e̸e̸d̸ ̷m̶y̶ ̶s̷o̵n̶s̷,̷ ̸t̶h̷e̶y̶ ̵a̶r̴e̵ ̸b̷e̴c̷o̴m̶i̵n̷g̸ ̵p̷o̸w̶e̴r̵f̴u̶l̶

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    still wandering, still thicc

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    i wandered lonely as a cloud

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    tell every 15 year old

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    Teenagers arriving for #readingfestival!

    Instead of taking drugs, creating memories and making mistakes

    why not make the BEST mistake of your lives by coming to our museum and discover you actually have a deep fascination for tractors and it becomes a lifelong obsession

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    is there life on unit

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    in awe at the size of this lad.

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    this is the ideal male body and @TwoPaddocks said so

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    This is the ideal male body. You may not like it but this is what peak performance looks like.
    #MusMeme

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    thank you for coming on this journey @jk_rowling

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    Ok, we found something amazing and we demand you to come on a journey with us:

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    but we will never apologise for this.

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    Richard put an 18th century chicken in some trousers.

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    it's 2018 and we're still having this debate

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    cows should not be held to unrealistic beauty standards

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    the @MuseeLouvre have probably correctly stayed away ever since

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    Nothing says 'I'm sorry' like a French cock.

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    can't imagine why

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    The Louvre is that friend who talks about going to the opera and only reads leather-bound books, and then you give them one Snakebite and the next minute they’re riding a tank through Smethwick with their top off yelling at scared pensioners and asking to marry the dogs

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    thanks for sending us your lazy dogs

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    It's #NationalDogDay.

    We're interested in whether you have a working dog bred for a practical purpose but which now fills its days doing nothing of any practical purpose whatsoever.

    Pictures appreciated.

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    we have a blog coming up on this so that will make 2019 worth it

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    We're living* our best** life***

    *convincing **5 year old visitors ***that drainage pipes are cool

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    we still haven't

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    have you ever seen such bouffant chickens

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    and lastly, thank you to everyone who has ever talked to us, laughed with us and accidentally got interested in hay ricks with us.

    We love you all.

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    It’s a little known fact that museum social media accounts are operated by real, breathing people who spend an unhealthy amount of time on the internet

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