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Speech-The Science of Cuteness

Speech-The Science of Cuteness

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The Science of Cuteness Good afternoon ladies, gentlemen, and honorable judges. My name is Andy from the 6A Class, and I want to ask you all a question. What do babies, puppies, koala bears, and myself all have in common? Do you know? That’s right, we’re all cute! It’s no secret that everyone loves things and are drawn to things that are cute. There are few who can resist the charm of a pudgy baby or a child with chubby cheeks. Large heads, tiny features and huge eyes seem to have a surprising p
The Science of Cuteness Good afternoon ladies, gentlemen, and honorable judges. My name is Andy from the 6A Class, and I want to ask you all a question. What do babies, puppies, koala bears, and myself all have in common? Do you know? That’s right, we’re all cute! It’s no secret that everyone loves things and are drawn to things that are cute. There are few who can resist the charm of a pudgy baby or a child with chubby cheeks. Large heads, tiny features and huge eyes seem to have a surprising p

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The Science of CutenessGood afternoon ladies, gentlemen, and honorable judges. My name is Andy from the 6A Class, and I want toask you all a question. What do babies, puppies, koala bears, and myself all have in common? Do you know?That’s right, we’re all cute!It’s no secret that
everyone
loves things and are drawn to things that are cute. There are few who can resist thecharm of a pudgy baby or a child with chubby cheeks. Large heads, tiny features and huge eyes seem to have asurprising power over us. Cuteness, like beauty, has a universal appeal, but have you ever wondered
why?
What
is it 
that makes something cute? Why do we find these characteristics so attractive?Being cute basically amounts to resembling babies. Cute cues are those that indicate extreme youth,vulnerability, harmlessness and need. Cuteness is distinct from beauty, emphasizing rounded over sculptured,soft over refined, clumsy over quick. Beauty attracts admiration and demands a pedestal; cuteness attractsaffection and demands a lap. Beauty is rare and brutal, despoiled by a single pimple. Cuteness is commonplaceand generous, content on occasion to co segregate with homeliness.People are particularly attracted to a variety of physical characteristics, and are drawn to relatively large heads,large and low-lying eyes, bulging cheeks, short and thick arms and legs, springy elastic skin, and clumsymovements. Typically, these are the attributes of a child. Children are not simply miniature adults; they havedistinctive body proportions. As a baby grows up, the relative head size diminishes, the jaw gets bigger and thelimbs become longer and leaner. We are all wired to respond to helplessness, and childish characteristics trigger a parental instinct. Cute things make us feel warm and exhilarated and we want to look after them. They awakenaffection and feelings of nurture, making us want to pet and coo.People also love cute animals, and companies are taking advantage of this to the fullest! Companies like theWalt Disney Co use a variety of cute and unthreatening animals like Mickey and Minney Mouse, Donald Duck,and the clumsy Goofy to make people feel at ease and safe. People generally find baby animals cuter than their adult counterparts, just as they find human babies cuter than theirs. But like humans, when animals get older they tend to lose physical signs that make them cute. Animals like pandas and koalas do not however, andremain baby faced into their adult lives.Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the science of cute. Next time you see something cute, take amoment and think of why you think it’s cute, even though you’ll probably come to the same conclusion eachtime, “Because it reminds me of Andy!”

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