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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:28 AM

Can you name a baby animal that isn't adorable?

I don't understand why all baby animals are so absolutely adorable. I understand why human babies are adorable to us humans, but why ALL baby animals?

And are there any exceptions?

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Reply Can you name a baby animal that isn't adorable? (Original post)
Duer 157099 Apr 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #1
Duer 157099 Apr 2012 #4
WillParkinson Apr 2012 #5
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #6
Downwinder Apr 2012 #2
Duer 157099 Apr 2012 #3
Behind the Aegis Apr 2012 #7
sarge43 Apr 2012 #8
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #12
sarge43 Apr 2012 #14
baldguy Apr 2012 #9
cliffordu Apr 2012 #10
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #11
Dachor Apr 2012 #13
Duer 157099 Apr 2012 #19
Dachor Apr 2012 #23
pink-o Apr 2012 #37
OmahaBlueDog Apr 2012 #15
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #16
JCMach1 Apr 2012 #17
Duer 157099 Apr 2012 #20
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #32
pink-o Apr 2012 #38
quakerboy Apr 2012 #18
Duer 157099 Apr 2012 #21
quakerboy Apr 2012 #26
nolabear Apr 2012 #30
quakerboy Apr 2012 #31
nolabear Apr 2012 #35
siligut Apr 2012 #40
La Lioness Priyanka Apr 2012 #22
geardaddy Apr 2012 #24
geardaddy Apr 2012 #25
rug Apr 2012 #27
nolabear Apr 2012 #29
nolabear Apr 2012 #28
provis99 Apr 2012 #33
benld74 Apr 2012 #34
YellowRubberDuckie Apr 2012 #36
pink-o Apr 2012 #39

Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:36 AM

1. Possibly the Hyena, but I can tell you why they are almost always so adorable....

...because if they weren't the parents would kill them, eat them, or give them away for being so noisy and stinky and troublesome.

But when they are SO CUTE you can live with that!



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:00 AM

4. But why are they adorable to humans?

Cute piglets don't generally depend on humans for survival, so why are they so damned adorable?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:09 AM

5. How dare you! How very dare you!

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:14 AM

6. I stand corrected!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:50 AM

2. Never have cared too much for baby rattle snakes.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 03:59 AM

3. You might have a point there.

Baby snakes just look like mini snakes.

OK let's leave reptiles and insects out of it, I think those babies might not be so cute.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:51 AM

7. Baby Gouldian finches...hideous!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 06:03 AM

8. With a couple of exceptions, most baby birds are butt ugly and very unloveable.

Week old toucan

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:10 AM

12. I think that falls under the "so ugly, it's cute" category.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:36 AM

14. I have memories of hand feeding the little creeps

They regurg the mush, fling it around and bite the hand that feeds them.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 06:10 AM

9. How about botfly maggots?

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 07:09 AM

10. Mitch McConnell

900 years ago.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:09 AM

11. I'm not sure baby snakes are too adorable, but certainly all mammals pretty much are...

Birds, too and even many amphibians and reptiles. Think of baby turtles--cute. Frogs, toads, salamander young are pretty cute. Snakes? Not so much. Insect young? Not so much.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:28 AM

13. I dont know about you guys...

but these dont strike me as "cute"

rat babies....

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Response to Dachor (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:47 PM

19. Give those guys a week and they're as cute as buttons

Newborns of anything are generally all wrinkly and pink, not so cute.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:19 PM

23. even then

they're rats. If you've ever had a rodent problem, you can never like those things.

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Response to Dachor (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:14 PM

37. That's cuz they're RATS. Possibly with the exception of mosquitoes, there is no more vile species

on the planet than rats.

And if you don't believe me, just re-read The Pit and the Pendulum again!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:38 AM

15. There's a whole film on this subject

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:34 AM

16. newly hatched sparrows. Ugly little fucks.

 

They get cute with time, but newly hatched just is NOT one of those times.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:40 AM

17. Pigeons

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:48 PM

20. Yeah, I think I'm convinced that reptiles and birds are out

and bugs

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:30 PM

32. Some baby reptiles are too cute for words.

Turtles and tortoises, for instance:



Baby lizards can be pretty darn cute, too.

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:16 PM

38. That's cuz they're rats with wings. Yuck. n/t

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:40 AM

18. Define adorable?

I believe I may be fully stocked up on adorable and not really accepting more. Most critters do not appear adorable to me, human or not, baby or not.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:51 PM

21. Squeeworthy is another way to put it

I guess it IS subjective and not universal

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:48 PM

26. Very subjective.

I really do not get "squee" feelings from people grubs. Or birds at any stage of development. Or most mammals. Some of them have a sleek kinda beauty, or eye catching characteristics. But squee? None for me, thanks.

Ok, maybe I exaggerate a bit for hyperbole sake. I may or may not admit at times to finding some potentially "cute" factors existing in certain animals of the youthful persuasion, such as otters, ferrets or squirrels. And an occasional dog or cat. And maybe one in 30 people grubs(the rest are hideous). But you cannot prove it. Squee, like "cold", is purely a state of mind, with no scientific reality. I refuse to be cold, and I feel no need for squee.

Oh... Also...




http://www.saczoo.org/view.image?Id=1188
http://www.holytaco.com/25-damn-ugly-babies/

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:00 PM

30. Wazzum widdle quakerqums inna bad moooood?

Sorry Dude. You just sound so, so, reasonable.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:04 PM

31. Man does not live by reasonable alone

One must have ones times of adamant extravagant opinionatedness.

Also, edited the post. Far superior. In my opinion, of course.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:37 PM

35. Oh DEFNINTELY!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #35)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:25 PM

40. I have to agree

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:57 PM

22. all baby mammals are. not all baby animals though.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:26 PM

24. Yep, mammals definitely

not so much other things.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:28 PM

25. baby moquitoes

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:53 PM

27. SQUUEEE!

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Response to rug (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:58 PM

29. Oh fer cryin' out loud.

Yep, that's exactly how I feel too. I am helpless before the squee.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:56 PM

28. I've read it has to do with the facial ratios.

All infants have big eyes, rounded faces, large foreheads, and other features that just shreik to us humans "You'll feel REAL good if you like me!" Wonderful interspecies survival instinct. Sadly, too many humans fall prey to that and adopt things they have no business having.

Sorry Lynnesin!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:03 AM

33. baby mako sharks.

 

I could post a picture, but take my word for it; they are horrendously nasty looking.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:34 PM

34. NOT THIS ONE thats for sure!!!!!




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Response to Duer 157099 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:50 PM

36. Baby humans are not adorable.

They are hideous, wrinkled, and alien looking.
They are cute about a month to two months after birth.
Have you seen the pictures of the baby of Tony Romo? That is a freaking ugly baby.

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Response to YellowRubberDuckie (Reply #36)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:21 PM

39. I agree! And that's cuz I was the ugliest baby on the block!

Born 23 inches long and weighing a little under 6lbs...yeah, not cute. More like a sausage with noodle arms and legs.

And yes, I ultimately grew to 7' (kidding! I'm only 6'1") and gained another 140 lbs. So now I'm a very TALL and very OLD sausage with noodle arms and legs.

However, I'm prettier now than when I was a baby! (not a high bar to pass, really! )

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