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Date: 02/22/09 06:12 PM

71 Responses to The Science of Cute

  1. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Link: The Science of Cute - The reason why we say aww to things cute.
  2. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    Certain infantile features always trigger appetizing responses in me.
  3. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    Is anybody else getting a "Video Not Available" message?
  4. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Informative AND adorable

    Win all the way around. :D

  5. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Of course, once you bring the pedophiles at 4chan into the picture, things just take a turn for the worse.
  6. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    What I want to know is why many people find non-human species to be cuter than human infants. Baby otters, baby cats, baby birds, and baby dogs are often cuter than baby people. It seems like it would be evolutionarily disadvantageous to find a potential lunch adorable.
  7. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    awww
  8. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    just reload oppie
  9. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    "What I want to know is why many people find non-human species to be cuter than human infants. Baby otters, baby cats, baby birds, and baby dogs are often cuter than baby people. It seems like it would be evolutionarily disadvantageous to find a potential lunch adorable."

    I`m pretty sure it`s only a human thing; you wouldn`t see a lion pass up an exposed baby gazelle because it`s "cute".

  10. Profile photo of BlooPikachu
    BlooPikachu Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    It takes an INCREDIBLY cute baby for me to think that it`s cute...
  11. Profile photo of DCH4LiFe
    DCH4LiFe Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    i could have a disproportionally big head and huge eyes would i be considered cute ? :D
  12. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    pedomorphosis? is that a new transformer?
  13. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    *whines*

    It still says not available!

    D:

    I wanna see the cute!

  14. Profile photo of Mo73
    Mo73 Male 30-39
    322 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    BlooPikachu...thats sad. I feel bad for you kinda. All babies are cute I think..even the funky lookin ones.


    There was A lot of AWWW in this vid..

  15. Profile photo of ZMDalph
    ZMDalph Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    pedomorphosis....
    oh the jokes im going to be making with this one
  16. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    It`s when you transform into a pedophile...
  17. Profile photo of OverCastKid
    OverCastKid Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    I just have a disproportionality big head. lol. =(
  18. Profile photo of outfire
    outfire Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    pedomorphosis, the best way to make people who like cute things sound like pervs! lol
  19. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    AWWWW at panda, and just about everything else.
  20. Profile photo of neveryours
    neveryours Female 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    that first clip of the cat was cute ^^
  21. Profile photo of Sajo
    Sajo Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    The human baby ruined it. It was nasty looking...

    The other animals were cute though. :D

  22. Profile photo of kinkkitty620
    kinkkitty620 Female 18-29
    69 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
    The kitten and puppy and pandas are so CUTE!
    ewwww to the human baby...ewwwww.
    jk
  23. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    Aww... Ooh... Aww...! Ooh...! AAW!... OOH!... AAOOAAOOAAOOAAWHWH!?
  24. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    It did not explain why we say `awwwww..` and thats what I wanted to know.
  25. Profile photo of mystyocean
    mystyocean Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    I dunno, that kitten was a little too fluffy o.O
  26. Profile photo of Xardas
    Xardas Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    the pandas puppies and the cat were soo cute but the baby wasnt that much :P
  27. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    Well wasn`t that informational.
  28. Profile photo of loser7984
    loser7984 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    Opie,

    its not worth it. -.-

  29. Profile photo of logie2007
    logie2007 Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    LOL pedo-morphesus
  30. Profile photo of fr0d0lives
    fr0d0lives Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    =P
  31. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    I don`t find pugs or waddling that cute...
  32. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    "It takes an INCREDIBLY cute baby for me to think that it`s cute..."
    I was an incredibly cute baby. ^_^
  33. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    Anyone else think the kitten was ugly as hell?
  34. Profile photo of amaqdrinker
    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    i think we consider things cute because we have compassion for things that are weak and innocent. psychological speculation is so far from science.
  35. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    i still thank babys are ugly. they are fat, bald, drool/poo themselves. they hardly know they have hands ffs...
  36. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    pedomorphosis...
    hahah pedos...
  37. Profile photo of MarthFador
    MarthFador Female 18-29
    1004 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    That kitten was so cute, I was almost unable to tear my eyes away to read what was there.
    As for human babies.....Ew. Nasty little things. Give me something fat and furry, not fat and drooly.
  38. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
    276 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    baby ruined it
  39. Profile photo of Mah_Boi
    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
    606 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    PENGUINS!! :D
  40. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    February 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    My friends dad says the only reason babies are "cute" is so we won`t toss them in the trash. Though I suppose some people feel the need, cute or not.
  41. Profile photo of ChronicBored
    ChronicBored Male 18-29
    92 posts
    February 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    I thought the same thing as you caboose117.
  42. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 1:16 am
    The more you know...
    That was actually interesting.
  43. Profile photo of digganob
    digganob Male 30-39
    135 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 1:23 am
    *Sigh* Yes, Pedo--It means "child". It`s the root word of both Pedomorphosis, and "pedophilia". It`s also the root of "pediatric"; "pediatrician"; "pedology", and "paedophobia" (yes it`s spelled right). "Pedo" means child or young, and that`s all it means unless you attach an affix to it. "Pedo" does not mean child-molester unless you add "philia" (a suffix meaning "friendship" or "liking").
  44. Profile photo of digganob
    digganob Male 30-39
    135 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 1:35 am
    Laughing at "pedo" in "pedomorphosis" because it`s also used in "pedophilia", is like getting grossed out by the word "blackberry" because "black" is also used in "blackhead".
  45. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
    985 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 2:10 am
    OMG TEH KITTEH, SWAS SO CUTEEE
  46. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    February 23, 2009 at 3:36 am
    *ignores science, forgets fancy terms* d`awww.
  47. Profile photo of je_scream
    je_scream Female 18-29
    761 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 4:00 am
    THE KITTY! OH MY GOSH! why can`t I stop saying awww, all I wanted to do was pick him up and go `I wub you!` lol. Explain that youtube! and don`t give me any of that pediofeliafatfacepanda nonsense.
  48. Profile photo of MonzaBird
    MonzaBird Female 18-29
    218 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 4:23 am
    OMG WHAT A CUTE FLUFFY KITTY!! AWWW!!
  49. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 7:46 am
    i didnt think that kitten was very cute lol
  50. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
    678 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 8:20 am
    I don`t know about the ratio of cuteness but the ratio of beauty is 1.618.

    Interesting video

  51. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 8:59 am
    Hmm... I`ve always found most animals (reguardless of age/size) to be pretty cute, but human babies have always looked VERY ugly/repulsive to me. Maybe my "cute ratio" instinct is broken.
  52. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 9:09 am
    The video`s interesting but I`m like Loxen...

    I`ve never looked at a human baby infant and thought "Aww so cute". They`re annoying.

  53. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    February 23, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Suddenly, I really want a cat. ^^
  54. Profile photo of Marcko98
    Marcko98 Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2009 at 10:37 am
    i hate infants and i think there ugly
  55. Profile photo of gojamesgo
    gojamesgo Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2009 at 11:22 am
    "i hate infants and i think there ugly"

    hahahaha :DDD they look like little old people haha

  56. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 11:54 am
    Then why don`t we like pudgy aliens?
  57. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    awwwwwwwww
  58. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
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    February 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    IT SQUEAKED!
  59. Profile photo of bliblablob
    bliblablob Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    pedomorphosis lol
  60. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
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    February 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    i liked the squeaky kitten! but i just wanted to kick the baby...
  61. Profile photo of jumper4saken
    jumper4saken Female 18-29
    67 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Wow I`m so glad a lot of other people on here dislike babies, yet love WITTLE FUZZY BALLZ OF CUTENESS! After reading the stuff in this video, I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me.
  62. Profile photo of bAnnAna
    bAnnAna Female 18-29
    138 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    so true....learned this in ap bio (the first part)

    tbh i hate babies....i think they`re ugly lmfao, some are cute...

  63. Profile photo of Ari--
    Ari-- Female 18-29
    119 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 5:37 am
    im usually absolutely resistant to cuteness. bears, penguins, puppies? bah. does that mean i won`t be a good mum?
  64. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 7:36 am
    you guys are such baby haters, lol.
  65. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    babys dont have fur so they rank lower
  66. Profile photo of skyblue_15
    skyblue_15 Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    I find few babies cute. But I love all puppies and small adorable kittens!
  67. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    everyone finds babies messy disgusting little S.hits apart from the parents... apart from IAB we hate all babies HOORAY! kittens however? we love kittens
  68. Profile photo of papasmurfe
    papasmurfe Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    im sorry Ari--, but it means you will have a swinger lifestyle, and make many babies. dumpster babies.
  69. Profile photo of heavenly15
    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    February 25, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    I prefer adorable animals, but babies can be cute sometimes too. :-D
  70. Profile photo of TwilightLies
    TwilightLies Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:15 am
    What about because they are just SOOOOOOO FREAKIN` TINY! Awwww, like the new BK commercial
  71. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    Doesn`t that mean Pedobear is cute? He waddles, is a bit chunky, has a button nose and has a disproportionately large head.

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