Scientists on Twitter have really been killing it with their hashtags lately. #FieldworkFail revealed the hilarious mishaps that scientists encounter when they leave the lab and study animals in the wild, and #JunkOff introduced the Internet to the weird and wonderful world of animal genitalia.

Some of you weren't fans of #JunkOff, for some reason. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The latest hashtag is likely to be more of a universal crowd pleaser: #CuteOff, where scientists show off the adorable creatures they study.


And itty bitty turtles:

Generally just a lot of very tiny things:

The competition is fierce.

Yes, there are teams — because scientists are competitive dorkazoids. I'm personally on #TeamFungi, obviously:

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there have yet to be many contributions to #TeamFungi. You'll have more to pick from in the more traditionally cute kingdoms of life.

Some critters -- like the bee fly -- may take you by surprise:

But the real stars of the show are the unconventional cuties — faces only a scientist could love.

Anything can be cute if you just love it enough. Or if you're stuck with it for enough hours of the day, which is basically the same thing.

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