Video: The Science of Cuteness [1/24]
We don’t know about you, but we spend quite a bit of time scrolling through the “Humor” and “Animals” categories on Pinterest
when we’re supposed to be working. Actually, we think we all have a problem – we’re addicted to cute animals (especially Grumpy Cat, as you already know) and we wish we could spend the whole day playing with puppies. It’s serious. Given that you likely spend quite a bit of your time procrastinating (come on now, fess up – we know what really happens at college!) you have probably found yourself in a similar situation as well. So here’s the real question : did you ever see such an adorable picture or video of a baby animal that your reaction was similar to that of Agnes in Despicable Me when she wins the giant unicorn? (You know: “It’s SO FLUFFY I’m gonna die!”)
Well here’s the cool thing – apparently that’s not such a weird reaction to have. Seriously! It’s science! As it turns out, we have a natural, physical, aggressive reaction to cuteness because we automatically want to care for the adorable things that we see, and since we can’t actually love the animals we see in pictures, we get frustrated. Weird, but cool. Check out the video from DNews below for more info!