Consider the blobfish. It's slimy, squishy, and looks like it would probably complain to your boss because your headphones are too loud instead of just asking you politely. And yet ... it's also kind of cute, isn't it? How can something be so repulsive and so adorable at the same time? This is the science of ugly-cute.
When Ugly's Not Ugly
How Sloths Evolved From Ugly to Cute
Written by Reuben Westmaas November 29, 2017
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