Some window washers at children’s hospitals dress up like super heroes to surprise children.
Here’s a collection of facts to cheer you up and make you smile.
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Thousands of new trees start growing every year because of squirrels who forgot where they put them.
On April 1st, 1957, a BBC news program ended with a three minute segment about a spaghetti farm in Switzerland where spaghetti grew on trees. Many people fell for the hoax and contacted the BBC to ask how to grow their own. Their response: “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh, calls sick kids in hospitals and chats with them to cheer them up.
A group of pugs is called a grumble.
Somewhere in the world someone is having the best day of their life!
If you fake laugh long enough, you’ll actually start to laugh really hard.
Cows have best friends.
Hugging is the fastest way to get oxytocin flowing in your body. It lowers blood pressure and cortisol.
When a panda is born it weighs three to five ounces and is about seven inches long and is absolutely adorable.
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Puffins mate for life.
Baby puffins are called pufflings.
When you were born, you were, for however brief an amount of time, the youngest person on the planet. (Does this little baby make you smile?)
Alexander Graham Bell originally wanted people to greet each other on the phone by saying “ahoy!” instead of “hello!” Aren’t you glad it didn’t catch on?
The voice of Mickey Mouse and the voice of Minnie Mouse got married in real life.
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Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t float apart.
Blind people smile despite having never seen someone smile before. It’s a natural human reaction.
Fitzroy river turtles can breathe through their butts.
Rats laugh when they are tickled, but their voices are so high-pitched you need special equipment to hear them.
The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We’re all made of star dust.
No matter how old you are there will always be an amazing new food for you try.
Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War.
With our horseless carriages, flying robots, space travel, long-distance communication at the speed of light, cloning, lasers, connection to people all over the world, we are living in the future people dreamed of.
Male puppies, when playing with female puppies, will intentionally let the female win.
A group of nine women in Germantown, Tennessee who call themselves the 9 Nanas have been baking cakes and other goodies and leaving them on the doorsteps of the unemployed, needy, or those who have lost family members. They’ve been doing it for 37 years now!
Volunteers formed a wall of people to help lead baby loggerhead sea turtles to the ocean on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
Somewhere in the world a little baby is discovering bubbles for the first time.
A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
This happy animal called the quokka exists.
If you smile you will be happier than if you aren’t smiling.