STUDY: Cuteness Can Make You Live Longer
According to a new study published today in Hello Kitty magazine, viewing at least one hour of cuteness each day can lengthen your lifespan by up to five years.
“What we found was that there is a direct correlation between cuteness viewed and longevity,” said Dr. Elliott Bowman, the lead researcher for the study. ”We showed pictures of cute bunnies to lab rats and found that for the groups that were shown photos an hour or more each day, their life expectancy was raised by around 7% compared to the control group. That translates to approximately an extra five years in humans.”
Bowman said his team was able to replicate its findings with bunnies, who were shown mainly cute pictures of lab rats.