The latest hashtag is likely to be more of a universal crowd pleaser: #CuteOff, where scientists show off the adorable creatures they study.
Like BABY ELEPHANTS THAT LIKE TO CHEW ON ARMS.
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.