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The first time the Department of Impossible Cuteness encountered the kawaii creations of a Japanese food and craft blogger named Caroline, she’d made an adorable batch of cat-shaped éclairs. Now she’s celebrating summer with an adorable clowder of wide-eyed Summer Cat (and kitten) Cakes peering into and pawing at a gelatin block pool full of colorful candy fish. One of the kitties might’ve already eaten a fish or two, because it’s fast asleep while everyone else appears to be moments away from pouncing on the pool.

[via Neatorama]

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Just in case anyone out there didn’t already agree that the Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is one of the cutest creatures on the planet, today, thanks to the oceanographers operating the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, we learned that they’re also incredibly shy. But instead of swimming away when it feels bashful, the Dumbo Octopus hides behind its own adorable tentacles. Aww!

Almost as cute as the bashful octopus itself is the reaction of the scientists watching this footage as it was being recorded.

For more adventures with the scientists operating the E/V Nautilus, follow Nautilus Live on Facebook.

[via Neatorama and Gifsboom]