And if you’ve ever thought that people love their ugly dogs more than their ugly children, you’re right. Researchers at the University of Alberta carried out a study which found that parents treat cute children with much more love and attention than their less attractive kids. The study secretly observed 400 sets of parents and their children while they were shopping and ranked the kids on a scale of physical attractiveness from 1 to 10. They found that when mom did the shopping, 13.3% of the attractive kids were secured with the seat belt in the shopping cart seat compared to only 1.2% of the uglier kids. Dads did even worse, strapping in 12.5% of the cute kids but not a single one of the homely children. The ugly children were also allowed to wander away unsupervised and were allowed to wander much farther away than the more attractive children. (MSNBC)

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