Cute Overload

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Cute Overload is a weblog featuring commentary, photos and videos related to various aspects of cuteness in animals. The site was created by Megan Frost. It is ranked #803 in the most influential English blog list compiled by Technorati,[1] #16,387 in Alexa's "World Traffic Ranking"[2] and, according to Quantcast, it receives an average of 33,700 visits per day.[3]

Awards[edit]

Cute Overload won the 2006 Webby Awards "People's Voice" honors in the blog category,[4][5] the 2007 Bloggies for Best American Weblog,[6] and the 2009 "Weblog Awards" winner as "Best Topical Weblog".[7]

"Rules of Cuteness"[edit]

The website features "Rules of Cuteness", an evolving list of characteristics of cuteness, several of which include the following:

  • Rule #1: Putting a paw up is cute.
  • Rule #2: Look helpless.
  • Rule #3: An inquisitive look.
  • Rule #4: More than one species of baby animal flopping around is cute.
  • Rule #5: Fisheye lens + baby animal is always cute.
  • Rule #6: Mimic humans.
  • Rule #7: A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.
  • Rule #8: If your furniture doubles as a meal, it's cute.
  • Rule #9: Piles of a cute thing hike up a cuteness rating exponentially.
  • Rule #10: If you haven't grown into your feet yet, it's cute.
  • Rule #11: A cute animal + food = even cuter.
  • Rule #12: Fuzz + floppy limbs are cute.
  • Ruke #13: "Juicy eyes and noses are cute.
  • Rule #14: If an everyday, small object makes you look small, it's cute.
  • Rule #15: Disproportionate ratio of ear size to head size is cute.
  • Rule #17: Have tiny ears.
  • Rule #18: Have a teeny tiny tail.
  • Rule #19: Have dainty paws.
  • Rule #20: Show your paw pads!
  • Rule #21: Eye capsules are cute.
  • Rule #22: A curled-up or tucked paw is cute.
  • Rule #23: Knobby Knees are cute.
  • Rule #25: Dangle your paws.
  • Rule #26: If you have 4 legs and can tuck yourself in, you're cute.
  • Rule #27: "Chub" is cute.
  • Rule #28: Your head looks down, but your eyes look up.
  • Rule #31: The "Stubbular" Stage is cute.
  • Rule #32: If your caught doing something bad, it's cute.
  • rule #35: if you nibble your own appendange, it's cute.
  • Rule #37: If you tilt your head to one side, it's cute.
  • Rule #39: Nuzzable mini-chests are cute.
  • Rule #40: Finding, or sleeping in, a sun beam is cute.
  • Rule #41: Exposing a vulnerable area is cute.
  • Rule #44: Ears at 9 and 3 o'clock are cute.
  • Rule #46: sleeping in a yin-yang position is cute.
  • Rule #47: Splayed haunch action is cute.
  • Rule #48: have a teeny tiny tongue
  • Rule #49: Possums can be cute. Sometimes.
  • Rule #50: If you cover your face with your paws, it's cute.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technorati". 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alexa". 14 Mar 2011. Retrieved 14 Mar 2011. 
  3. ^ "Quantcast". 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "2006 Webby Winners". 
  5. ^ Newsday, Cool 2 Use. July 18, 2006. Part 2, page B02.
  6. ^ "2007 Weblog Awards". 
  7. ^ "Weblog Awards, the 2009 bloggies". March 16, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Rules of Cuteness — Cute Overload". Retrieved 14 March 2011. 

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