Everybody knows that the female praying mantis will sometimes eat her partner after he's mated with her. But new research suggests that some female mantids on the verge of starvation will actually fake fertility in order to lure mates to snack on.
All it takes is a display of repetitive stupidity to make an animal endearing. See: Dogs chasing laser pointers; cats swatting at bugs through glass; and this here praying mantis, misunderstanding the modern cursor metaphor. Stupid mantis! (I love you.)
I love Daleks and Cybermen because they're illogically terrifying: The clumsier the tech, the scarier they get. Nemo Gould's found-material sculptures unlock the same secret brain code, being cartoony and scary at the same time.