Here are 50 Happy Facts That Will Bring A Smile On Your Face.

01. Squirrels store their acorns in the ground for winter. They often forget where they’ve left them, and as a result, millions of trees are planted yearly by accident. – Source

02. People born blind use the same facial expressions as sighted people when expressing emotions, meaning that our facial expressions are innate and not learned behavior. They smile just like everyone else, even though they’ve never seen a face to mimic. – Source

03. Sea Otters are known to hold hands in groups – called a raft – while they eat, sleep and rest, to prevent families losing each other while adrift on water. – Source

04. Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse, was married to Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey Mouse. – Source

05. NASA had to relabel the penis sleeve for urinating in space suits from “small, medium, and large” to “large, gigantic, and humungous” because astronauts would only choose the large and they kept slipping off. – Source

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06. Roman Emperor Caligula once lined up his soldiers and artillery on the beach and declared war on Neptune. His men ran to the ocean and stabbed at the water. After his heroic victory against the god he made his soldiers pick up shells as war bounty and built a lighthouse at the site of the ‘battle.’ – Source

07. During courtship, the Gentoo and Adelie male penguins search across a beach to find a perfect pebble to present to a female as a gift. If the female accepts the gift, they bond and mate for life. – Source

08. Cheetahs, unlike other big cats, cannot roar, but make noises similar to house cats, such as purrs and meows. – Source

09. Petting a dog releases the hormone oxytocin in humans, otherwise known as the “love hormone,” which is often dysregulated in people with social anxiety disorders and autism. – Source

10. Cows can have best friends, and are significantly less stressed out when they get to hang out with them – Source

11. Rats laugh when you tickle them: Jaak Panksepp from Bowling Green University conducted a study that found when rats play (and when humans tickle them) they emit ultrasonic laughter-chirps that humans are unable to hear without special equipment. – Source

12. In 2008 the King of Norway knighted a penguin called Nils Olav III that lives at Edinburgh Zoo. The King described him as a penguin “in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood”. He is a Brigadier and Colonel-in-Chief in the Norwegian army. – Source

13. Trees in forests have an underground communication and interaction system driven by fungal networks. “Mother trees” pass on information for best growth patterns and can divert nutrients to trees in need, and they are more likely to pass them on to trees of their own species. – Source

14. Standing like a Superhero for as little as two minutes changes our testosterone and cortisol levels, increases our appetite for risk, causes us to perform better in job interviews, and generally configures our brains to cope well in stressful situations – Source

15. The 20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over the Falklands have led to a booming population of penguins. Cows and humans avoid the fenced-off fields, but penguins are too light to set off the mines. The deadly fields have turned into penguin sanctuaries. – Source

16. The Okunoshima island in Japan is solely inhabited by thousands of wild rabbits which are descended from only 5 rabbits that were released there in the 1960s. Since there are no natural predators to keep the rabbit population in check and tourists feeding them, the rabbits have no fear of people and will swarm them with cuddles. – Source

17. Rats who were trained to press a lever for their food would stop pressing the lever once they saw that it would electrically shock another rat. – Source

18. Sea otters have fuzzy pockets and many adults carry their favorite rock with them at all times to help them break open clams and other shellfish. – Source

19. The collective noun for a group of flamingos is a flamboyance; for butterflies, a kaleidoscope. Weasels: Confusion. Ferrets: Business. Jellyfish: Smack. Baboons: Congress. Owls: Parliament. Pugs: Grumble. – Source

20. A group of women called “The 9 Nanas” kept a secret for decades that not even their husbands knew about. For 30 years, they met at 4am and anonymously paid bills and bought clothes for people in need. Each care package came with a homemade pound cake and a note that read “Somebody loves you.” – Source

21. There is a blind dog named Baks who has a seeing eye goose named Buttons. Buttons the four-year-old goose leads her pup around everywhere either by hanging onto him with her neck, or by honking to tell him which way to go. – Source

22. Most of the elements that we are composed of were formed in the interiors of collapsing stars. So we are all made of star dust. – Source

23. Similar to how a baby human sucks on its thumb, baby elephants can suck on their own trunks for comfort. – Source

24. Wild parrots in Australia can be heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets. – Source

25. Christmas truce was an unplanned ceasefire between British and German soldiers in some parts of western front during World War 1 on the Christmas day of 1914. German and British soldiers exchanged gifts, sang carols and played a football match, taking a break from fighting for a day. – Source


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