08 September 2010


edisto sea turtles from cole rise on Vimeo.

One day on the beach a group of sea turtle protectors, checking on nests, happened upon a hatching.

I'm not really sure why baby sea turtles are among the cutest of all living things. According to the authorities at Cute Overload, they express several of the important Rules of Cuteness:
  • Rule of Cuteness #2: Look helpless.
  • Rule of Cuteness #5: Fisheye lens + baby animal is always cute.
  • Rule of Cuteness #9: Piles of a cute thing jack up a cuteness rating exponentially. 
  • Rule of Cuteness #10: If you haven't grown into your feet yet, it's cute. 
  • Rule of Cuteness #17: Have tiny ears.
  • Rule of Cuteness #18: Have a teeny tiny tail.
  • Rule of Cuteness #21: Eye Capsules, as in a baby wombat.
  • Rule of Cuteness #27: "Chub", or small rolls underneath eyes.

Let's explore these premises with the following study aids:

(Photo from here.)

(Photo from here.)

(Photo of baby leatherback turtle from here.)

(Photo from here.)

Based on my Internet search for this blog post, I'd like to propose a new Rule of Cuteness pertaining specifically to baby sea turtles: 
  • If your Google search doesn't return even a single porn image, it must be cute.
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