Fake news, bad news, horrifying news - all of that and so much more negativity reach us every day. And even if you're quite content with your life and belong to the happy people group, these horrible happenings can break down even the best of us sometimes. That's why we are determined to change the world at least a tiny bit by spreading as much good news as possible.

Did you know that according to Swiss law, social animals like guinea pigs must have a buddy with them, and it's illegal to own just one? And were you aware that sea otters hold hands while sleeping, so they don't drift away from one another? And believe it or not, did you know that Norway knighted a penguin? These are just some of the random happy facts that you can find in the list below. Compiled by Bored Panda, these interesting facts are sure to put a smile on your face while also teaching you a thing or two about the world we live in and the great role models who make it better. Don't forget to vote for the best!

#1

Happy Facts

wiki , srikant chaudhary Report

Jim
Community Member
3 years ago

This man should be a character model for how people should be.

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#2

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boredpanda , Pugedon Report

Sasha Bharti
Community Member
3 years ago

I would happily pay for this to be put in every country with high amounts of stays x

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#3

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wiki , wiki images Report

Guy Berryman
Community Member
3 years ago

Cuddle party!!! *finding dory*

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#4

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FBI , FuN_Lucky Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

all countries should do that

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#5

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wiki , piplantri Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine if we did this everywhere!

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#6

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abc , fuzzberta Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

true that, my piggie got depression when his friend died, so now wants to be hed and petted more often

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
3 years ago

My piggie die just after his buddy died😢😢😢

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Lord Beerus
Community Member
3 years ago

This should be a law in every country

BoredBunny
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope! Not all guinea pigs are depressed and lonely by themselves. I had two guinea pigs, sisters. One (Greta), was almost abusive to her sister (Linny). Linny had a torn ear from when she was younger. After Greta died at four, Linny was fine, and healthy for the next four years, until she passed a week before her ninth birthday.

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Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
3 years ago

Who would want just one anyways? I'd probably take the whole supply of guinea pigs :)

Louiiiise
Community Member
3 years ago

Let's have a laugh and apply this law to humans! Singles not allowed :'-D

John Meise
Community Member
1 year ago

... That's considered abuse? Omg...

Astrid Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

i have 2 rats and they NEED each other. i love them. They're so cute!

Dorian Clarke
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, there speaks the voice of logic!

Haleema
Community Member
3 years ago

Well done Switzerland

Catrine Jansson
Community Member
3 years ago

Sweden has that same law. Not really sure what kind of animals it includes, though. Hamsters are included so I guess guineapigs are too.

Hiruya
Community Member
3 years ago

Hamsters? They are solitary animals as far as I know

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Maiko Dancer
Community Member
3 years ago

hmmm, i just might have to move to Switzerland :)

Alice Causey
Community Member
1 year ago

Starla this is for you

Florence Marguerat
Community Member
1 year ago

This Swiss law is not only about Guinea pig, rabbits etc. As a Swiss people and a horse owner, it's against law to keep only one, because they are social animals. Same with donkeys, sheeps, goats, cows, etc. Every animal living in herds has to be kept with at least one companion. And it's strongly recommended to keep them outside as often as possible, to respect the way they live "into the wild". Having animals means respecting their nature.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be law everywhere. My Siamese are very social and they should always be in pairs or more. They're sleeping together as I write this. Some species just do much better when they're not the only one, even if people are close by.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Well they CAN die from loneliness so, yeah. Though then again giving any animal a buddy is always a good idea. (Well of course unless they're actually used to being alone, or have some sort of health problem)

Amparo de León
Community Member
1 year ago

Happens with rabbits and gerbs too

Anne-Li Elf
Community Member
1 year ago

Same goes for Sweden

Pia Clarke
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Same in Denmark... It says something along the lines of "animals should be housed under consideration to their social behaviour and common practis" so basically it covers every social animal, with out mentioning them by species. And at the same time it covers none social animals...

Ginette Leblanc
Community Member
1 year ago

should be the same for children, must have at least onebrother or sister...

Emma Öhrström
Community Member
3 years ago

Also in sweden.

Samantha P
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree!! Human or not, we all need friends

Deborah Duby
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes it's true

Deborah Duby
Community Member
3 years ago

True

Trisha Jondle
Community Member
3 years ago

I think this should be a law all over the world.

Griselle Lugo
Community Member
3 years ago

Awe!!

Ena Mujanović
Community Member
3 years ago

And there is a ban on staffords and similar breeds.

Theo Thevenea
Community Member
3 years ago

but it s not a law, bullshit

Marvie Bailey
Community Member
3 years ago

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They're so damn stupid though, I've never had a dumber pet

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
3 years ago

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but Switzerland has NO problem hiding drug money. Excellent priorities there.

Doge Da Lord
Community Member
3 years ago

Goddamn shut your mouth, do you have anything else to say that isn't negative ?

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#7

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warrnambool , oddball Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

awww.... so sweet

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#8

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wiki , wikimedia Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so moving...Both always came across as such nice guys and will be remembered with much affection..

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#9

Happy Facts

time Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

How do I apply?

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#10

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livescience , amagoba0 Report

Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

My cats bring me dead mice and pigeons. Sometimes they bring fishbones they gather from neighbours :)

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#11

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manchestereveningnews , MonicaVolpin Report

Griselle Lugo
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG!!

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#12

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Elkmont's Hound Dog Half Report

Anne Kammersgaard
Community Member
3 years ago

I do that all the time too :)

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#13

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freesciencelectures , Kapa65 Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

That's adorable!

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#14

Happy Facts

euronews , Naoto Matsumura Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
3 years ago

Your comment is a waste of space, Jonathan Eatsalot.

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#15

Happy Facts

Bored Panda Report

Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
3 years ago

I am sure kids love it :-)

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#16

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ecowatch , DaFranzos Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Pimpin ain't easy, is it Diego?

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#17

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wiki , mvdvegt680 Report

Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

I was dubious of this one, but it turns out there is evidence of corgis existing as far back as 1107 AD

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#18

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northamptonchron , ulleo Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

Scientific tests also showed that they stress out when separated. They believe that by reducing the stress they will raise their milk yield. But considering cows are herd animals, this isn't really surprising.

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#19

Happy Facts

wiki Report

Ted Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

The one occasion he is dressed for.

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#20

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Bored Panda Report

Laura Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my!

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#21

Happy Facts

Thomas Ilisz , Robinwatcher80 Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd never leave!!

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#22

Happy Facts

rabbitspeak , Jannes Pockele Report

Cheryl Birkhimer
Community Member
3 years ago

What a marvelous idea/fact!

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#23

Happy Facts

sciencemag , Unsplash Report

Jim
Community Member
3 years ago

Nobody likes a bully.

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#24

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wildlifejack , Brittamay Report

Violet Spencer
Community Member
3 years ago

very cool fact, but that's a chipmunk.

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#25

Happy Facts

wiki Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats amazing. Nowadays people get pissed off if you say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" smh

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#26

Happy Facts

F. R. Gehlbach & R. S. Baldridge , rihaij Report

Fraser Munro
Community Member
3 years ago

Eastern screech owls keep texas blimd snakes around their nests to get rid of pests, so yes this one is indeee very true!

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#27

Happy Facts

nbcnews , Counselling Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
3 years ago

Chivalry.

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#28

Happy Facts

wiki , Lizzie Velasquez Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

She's such a beautiful and strong person! She exemplifies what inner beauty truly means, and it radiates outwardly!

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#29

Happy Facts

livescience , VictorMelba Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
3 years ago

I hear Ariel singing Under the Sea.

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#30

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polarbearsinternational , vanderwielensmc Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I do something similar every morning when my alarm goes off, and I make my way to the shower

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#31

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GodFather , imdb Report

Harvey Tydeman
Community Member
3 years ago

i wonder what happened to it afterwords

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#32

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nationalgeographic , Claudia14 Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder how they would know that? So in their world, while swimming past one another, one could be a Phil and another a Jack? It would be like "Hey Phil, I found a warm spot over here, check it out.

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#33

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wiki , Didgeman Report

Iuan Langford
Community Member
3 years ago

Its because in folklore unicorns are the slayers of lions. lions are the national animal of England

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#34

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guidehorse , wikimedia Report

Aprille Park
Community Member
3 years ago

Lil' Sebastian!

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#35

Happy Facts

washingtonpost Report

Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope... not a happy fact. Just scary AF

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#36

Happy Facts

catster Report

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

Many prisons in the US have a program that has select inmates train shelter dogs, some for specific tasks such as disability service dogs. Marked improvement in inmate behavior and outlook have been noted in these programs and, of course, it improves the lives of the dogs involved.

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#37

Happy Facts

wiki Report

Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks like he is crowdsurfing <3

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#38

Happy Facts

nwf , Stan Tekiela Report

Aušrinė Kuzaitė
Community Member
3 years ago

how?

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#39

Happy Facts

scientistlive , mishimachris Report

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

Somebody should play Weightless by Macaroni Union for them. ^_^

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#40

Happy Facts

neuro.wisc , SplitShire Report

Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
3 years ago

Looking it up now

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#41

Happy Facts

wiki , kaboompics Report

Anne Kammersgaard
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so beautiful :)

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#42

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neads , swong95765 Report

Jennifer Lamb
Community Member
3 years ago

Greyhounds As Pets NSW have a similar program at a women's correctional facility here in Sydney. The inmates help prepare ex-racing greys for life as a pet, teaching them things like how to go up & down stairs, basic obedience, etc. It's great for the dogs, as well as the inmates who can even earn a government-recognised certificate. (Our foster grey participated in this!) :)

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#43

Happy Facts

estall Report

La
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a reflexive social behavior...

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#44

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wiki , Jennie Park Report

Celine BERNADET
Community Member
3 years ago

In France, the actors who voice Homer and Marge Simpsons are married too : )

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#45

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wiki , ponce_photography Report

Benny Lava
Community Member
3 years ago

How about pizza? I just moved an old sofa.

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#46

Happy Facts

noaa , Unsplash Report

Ernesta Brouwer
Community Member
3 years ago

If humans don't fuck it completely first 😢

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#47

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wiki , wikimedia Report

Claudette Pernue
Community Member
3 years ago

That...doesn't seem like a good idea

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#48

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wiki , wikimedia Report

Katie Light
Community Member
3 years ago

Its a good thing he didn't draw a penis

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#49

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nintendoage Report

Cathy Binder
Community Member
3 years ago

this made me smile

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#50

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iflscience Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
3 years ago

*senses dANGER* sPIDER AWAAAAAAY

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