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October 20, 2014

Marsupial Madness!

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It’s the first day back after a holiday weekend, so as far as your productivity goes, this is no time to skimp. Since it’s been scientifically proven that adorable baby animals give you that little extra burst of productivity, we figured today was a good day to break out the big guns – a pile of opossums!

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7 Responses to “Marsupial Madness!”
  1. Zyxomma says:

    Never saw so many baby possums all at once. That dose of cuteness should make me very productive today.

  2. zyggy says:

    OMG I gasped when this page loaded. Those babies scared me.

  3. Alaska Pi says:

    They are very, very cute! What are they singing?

  4. I don’t know whether they make me happier or not. They are pretty terrifying looking – in the picture and in person. Yikes.o_O

  5. thatcrowwoman says:

    That shriek you heard was me, but I’m over it now.
    Not sure about productivity but my pulse rate is definitely up.
    Crossed the line from cute and cuddly to Crazy~Creepy, there, Jeanne, just saying.
    Teeth and tongues and noses and whiskers and eyes and ears, oh, my!
    *shudder*

    However, for the best possum stories, check out any of the Epossumondas tales written by the late, great Colleen Salley and illustrated by Janet Stevens. Epossumondas is one cute (Cajun) possum, I tell you true.
    thatcrowwoman

  6. Teri Carns says:

    Are you familiar with this research, about the direct correlation between cuteness of animals and increased aggressive tendencies? Just wondered.

    http://www.livescience.com/26452-why-we-go-crazy-for-cuteness.html

    NEW ORLEANS — Ever reacted to the sight of a cute puppy or darling infant by squealing, “I want to eat you up!”? Or maybe you can’t help but want to pinch your grandbaby’s adorable cheeks. You’re not alone. New research finds that seemingly strange aggressive responses to cuteness are actually the norm.

    In fact, people not only verbalize these aggressive desires with phrases like, “I just want to squeeze something!” they also really do act them out. In the study, presented Friday (Jan. 18) here at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, researchers found that people watching a slideshow of adorable pictures popped more bubbles on a sheet of bubble wrap than did people viewing funny or neutral pictures. . . .

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