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Watch puppies LIVE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/Qf37g6

Thanks to my AWESOME mom for scanning and sending pictures of myself when I was younger. You RULE, Mom!

"cute" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cute

Konrad Lorenz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Lorenz

CUTE human baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9oxmRT2YWw

MARCEL THE SHELL: http://bit.ly/Rv8Y5o

Cute hammer, face, and cat (interactive): http://www.exploratorium.edu/mind/judgment/cuteify/v1/

Daniel Dennet TED talk about cuteness (and more!): http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_dennett_cute_sexy_sweet_funny.html

cute and psychology: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/under-friendly-spell/200803/cute-the-brain

Nucleus Accumbens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleus_accumbens

Mickey got cuter [PDF): http://www.monmsci.net/~kbaldwin/mickey.pdf

puremrz ART: http://www.puremrz.deviantart.com

Neoteny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny

Animals by order of domestication: http://archaeology.about.com/od/dterms/a/domestication.htm

**The modern dog as technology**

Articles on the science of cute:

Vsauce LINKS:

T-Shirts: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VsauceGaming
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

Music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow

Tagged under: cute,cute,science cute, cute, pet collective,live,puppies,kittend,Michael,Stevens,michael stevens,marcel shell,marcel,shell

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