February is the time of year when culture-defining opuses such as Daredevil and Scream 3 are released, challenging us to decide which one will most effectively bookend a Valentine's Day dinner date with irrevocable ruin. 2013 continues that grand tradition by assaulting us with a stream of instantly forgettable midday TNT programming as punishment for not dying when the Mayans told us to.
#4. Stand Up Guys
"Christopher Walken's got a gun! There's a good 30 percent chance this won't suck."
Just because you spent your entire 2012 looking up cute critters on the Internet, don't assume it means that they're all going to be with us forever. There's a reason we don't have Tumblrs full of passenger pigeons and Caribbean monk seals and Great Auks to entertain us. That reason? The cute animals tend to be the defenseless animals.
Here are three Internet-adored animals whose cuteness is killing them.
#3. The Fennec Fox
The way something smells is just as important to its viability as a product people don't hate as any other factor you can name. Generally, just looking at something will give you a pretty good idea of what it smells like. If it looks like a hobo, it probably smells like a hobo.
That's not always the case, though. Here are four things that smell nothing like you'd expect them to.
#4. Bearcat Ass Smells Like Buttered Popcorn
A bearcat looks like an alley cat that's outlived its pretty stage, and those looks are unfortunately one of its more attractive features. Bearcats can be mean-tempered, and when frightened they will release a "fine spray of liquid which has an acrid smell and which actually almost burns when inhaled."
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And yet he looks so cute.