40 Happy Facts That’ll Make Your Day a Little Better
Try not to smile after reading these 40 bits of heartwarming trivia.
Fact: Cows have best friends.
And they tend to experience lower levels of stress when they're hanging out with them!
Fact: Macaques in Japan know how to use vending machine snacks.
Whoa, pretty impressive.
Fact: Norway knighted a penguin.
His name is Sir Nils Olav III, and lives in an Edinburgh zoo. Three other members of his were family also honorary members of the elite guard.
Fact: Gentoo penguins propose to their mates with a pebble.
If the female penguin accepts the proposal, she uses the pebble as the basis for their nest.
Fact: Dolphins give each other specific names.
However, these names are not like human names. They make certain sounds to each other to represent each dolphin.
Fact: Crows like to give presents.
They are actually one of the most intelligent animals of all and like to give their human friends little trinkets.
Fact: The concept of “Gross National Happiness" was coined by a king.
This measurement was first coined by the 4th King of Bhutan and takes facts like psychological wellbeing, health, and education into account.
Fact: Sperm whales have BFFs.
They also have very good memories, which means they never forget their best friends, even if they don't see them for a while.
Fact: Vikings used to give the cutest wedding presents.
They might be famous for how good they were in battle, but Nordic tradition also meant that they gave kittens as wedding gifts.
Fact: Baby elephants suck on their trunks.
Fact: Chicks start communicating with their mothers even before they even hatch.
In fact, they even warn each other of danger while still in their shells.
Fact: There’s a basketball court on top of the U.S. Supreme Court building.
It’s even called "The Highest Court In All The Land." It might be a bad pun, but there's some truth in it. Here are some other facts about America that most Americans don't know.
Fact: Squirrels will adopt other squirrel babies.
This means that abandoned squirrel babies get to have families still.
Fact: The quokka is the happiest animal ever.
They're not only always smiling, but they're also one of the friendliest animals toward humans.
Fact: Hershey Kisses are called "kisses" because of how it's made.
Apparently, the sound and motion of them being dropped on the conveyor belt sounds just like a kiss.
Fact: Neil Armstrong went through customs after returning from the moon.
Next time you're going through customs, you might want to remember that.
Fact: Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
After all, hardly anyone is as kind, patient, and humble as he is.
Fact: Cuddling is very good for you.
Cuddling your loved ones helps you release oxytocin, which is a very beneficial hormone.
Fact: Dogs sneeze to show they're play-fighting.
We sneeze because of dust, they do it because they’re happy and excited. Check out these 60 fun facts about animals you probably didn't know before.
Fact: Honeybees can hold hands.
Their "hands" resemble hooks, so you can say that they hook themselves together before they fly away.
Fact: In Switzerland, it’s illegal to only own one guinea pig.
Guinea pigs are social animals, so if you want to own one in Switzerland you need to also get a mate for it.
Fact: There’s a village in the Netherlands made specifically to help people with dementia.
Don't let the fact that it was once compared to the town on The Truman Show deter you, it's a very sweet concept.
Fact: Humans learn to laugh and smile before they can speak.
Because happiness is truly the most important thing! Here are some more facts about laughter you didn't know before.
Fact: Baby chimps sometimes play with baby dolls.
Fact: Chimps will sometimes help humans.
If you’re trying to reach for something and can’t get it, a chimp might just help you out.
Fact: Smiling can lower stress.
If you needed a reason to smile today, do it because it'll lower your heart rate! And these 16 pictures of sleeping cats will definitely make you smile.
Fact: There’s an island in Japan filled with friendly rabbits.
The island is named Okunoshima, and it is filled with rabbits that were once used for chemical testing, but now are free to roam the island as they wish.
Fact: Ducks shake their tails when they’re happy.
They tend to do it when eating or drinking water. Talk about loving food. Speaking of food, here are some outrageous facts about food you’ll think are made up.
Fact: A town in Alaska had a cat as mayor.
Fact: Babies sleep 5,400 hours in the first year of their life.
Now that is a lot of sleep! Next, check out these 100 interesting and fun facts that will blow your mind.