The Science of Cute

Submitted by: panth753 8 years ago Science

The reason why we say aww to things cute.
There are 71 comments:
Male 251
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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Female 250
What about because they are just SOOOOOOO FREAKIN` TINY! Awwww, like the new BK commercial
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Female 965
I prefer adorable animals, but babies can be cute sometimes too. :-D
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Male 323
im sorry Ari--, but it means you will have a swinger lifestyle, and make many babies. dumpster babies.
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Male 1,164
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
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Female 193
I find few babies cute. But I love all puppies and small adorable kittens!
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Male 468
babys dont have fur so they rank lower
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Female 9,402
you guys are such baby haters, lol.
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Female 119
im usually absolutely resistant to cuteness. bears, penguins, puppies? bah. does that mean i won`t be a good mum?
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Female 138
so true....learned this in ap bio (the first part)

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

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Female 67
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.
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Female 735
i liked the squeaky kitten! but i just wanted to kick the baby...
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Female 271
pedomorphosis lol
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Female 646
IT SQUEAKED!
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Female 1,082
awwwwwwwww
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Male 603
Then why don`t we like pudgy aliens?
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Male 107
"i hate infants and i think there ugly"

hahahaha :DDD they look like little old people haha

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Male 301
i hate infants and i think there ugly
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Female 2,064
Suddenly, I really want a cat. ^^
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Male 626
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.

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Female 1,386
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.
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Female 678
I don`t know about the ratio of cuteness but the ratio of beauty is 1.618.

Interesting video

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Female 652
i didnt think that kitten was very cute lol
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Female 218
OMG WHAT A CUTE FLUFFY KITTY!! AWWW!!
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Female 761
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.
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Male 1,086
*ignores science, forgets fancy terms* d`awww.
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Male 985
OMG TEH KITTEH, SWAS SO CUTEEE
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Male 135
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".
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Male 135
*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"[too much]).
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Female 4,028
The more you know...
That was actually interesting.
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Male 92
I thought the same thing as you caboose117.
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Female 4,447
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.
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Male 606
PENGUINS!! :D
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Male 276
baby ruined it
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Female 1,004
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.
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Male 1,204
pedomorphosis...
hahah pedos...
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Male 4,793
i still thank babys are ugly. they are fat, bald, drool/poo themselves. they hardly know they have hands ffs...
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Male 2,245
i think we consider things cute because we have compassion for things that are weak and innocent. psychological speculation is so far from science.
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Male 976
Anyone else think the kitten was ugly as hell?
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Female 1,984
"It takes an INCREDIBLY cute baby for me to think that it`s cute..."
I was an incredibly cute baby. ^_^
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Female 1,984
I don`t find pugs or waddling that cute...
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Female 609
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
=P
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Male 34
LOL pedo-morphesus
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Male 84
Opie,

its not worth it. -.-

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Male 1,788
Well wasn`t that informational.
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Male 12
the pandas puppies and the cat were soo cute but the baby wasnt that much :P
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Female 193
I dunno, that kitten was a little too fluffy o.O
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Male 1,029
It did not explain why we say `awwwww..` and thats what I wanted to know.
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Male 3,014
Aww... Ooh... Aww...! Ooh...! AAW!... OOH!... AAOOAAOOAAOOAAWHWH!?
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Female 69
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
The kitten and puppy and pandas are so CUTE!
ewwww to the human baby...ewwwww.
jk
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Male 436
The human baby ruined it. It was nasty looking...

The other animals were cute though. :D

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Female 1,269
that first clip of the cat was cute ^^
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Male 10,440
AWWWW at panda, and just about everything else.
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Male 524
pedomorphosis, the best way to make people who like cute things sound like pervs! lol
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Male 6
I just have a disproportionality big head. lol. =(
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Male 667
It`s when you transform into a pedophile...
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Male 216
pedomorphosis....
oh the jokes im going to be making with this one
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Male 322
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..

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Female 15,763
*whines*

It still says not available!

D:

I wanna see the cute!

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Female 1,306
pedomorphosis? is that a new transformer?
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Male 112
i could have a disproportionally big head and huge eyes would i be considered cute ? :D
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Female 346
It takes an INCREDIBLY cute baby for me to think that it`s cute...
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Male 3,301
"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".

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Male 3,296
just reload oppie
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Male 3,296
awww
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Male 928
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.
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Male 3,301
Of course, once you bring the pedophiles at 4chan into the picture, things just take a turn for the worse.
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Female 1,545
Informative AND adorable

Win all the way around. :D

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Female 15,763
Is anybody else getting a "Video Not Available" message?
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Male 2,616
Certain infantile features always trigger appetizing responses in me.
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Female 9,402
Link: The Science of Cute [Rate Link] - The reason why we say aww to things cute.
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