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
4 years ago

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

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#2

Happy Facts

boredpanda , Pugedon Report

Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

We're proud to help stray animals in Turkey

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#3

Happy Facts

wiki , wiki images Report

Guy Berryman
Community Member
4 years ago

Cuddle party!!! *finding dory*

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#4

Happy Facts

FBI , FuN_Lucky Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

I side with the FBI on this one

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#5

Happy Facts

wiki , piplantri Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Imagine if we did this everywhere!

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#6

Happy Facts

abc , fuzzberta Report

Ena Mujanović
Community Member
4 years ago

And there is a ban on staffords and similar breeds.

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#7

Happy Facts

warrnambool , oddball Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

awww.... so sweet

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#8

Happy Facts

wiki , wikimedia Report

Chris Gen
Community Member
4 years ago

But it's kind of sad to think that they have both since passed away

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#9

Happy Facts

time Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

SIGN ME UP PLEASE

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#10

Happy Facts

livescience , amagoba0 Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

lol in all fairness, I am a crappy cat that can't survive on its own.

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#11

Happy Facts

manchestereveningnews , MonicaVolpin Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

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I wouldn't want her at my wedding as a joke.

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#12

Happy Facts

Elkmont's Hound Dog Half Report

Anne Kammersgaard
Community Member
4 years ago

I do that all the time too :)

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#13

Happy Facts

freesciencelectures , Kapa65 Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

That's adorable!

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#14

Happy Facts

euronews , Naoto Matsumura Report

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
4 years ago

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putting them all down would be humane

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#15

Happy Facts

Bored Panda Report

Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
4 years ago

I am sure kids love it :-)

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#16

Happy Facts

ecowatch , DaFranzos Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Pimpin ain't easy, is it Diego?

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#17

Happy Facts

wiki , mvdvegt680 Report

Chris Gen
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this!

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#18

Happy Facts

northamptonchron , ulleo Report

Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

lol that expression on the cow's face tho XXD

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#19

Happy Facts

wiki Report

Ted Logan
Community Member
4 years ago

The one occasion he is dressed for.

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#20

Happy Facts

Bored Panda Report

Laura Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my!

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#21

Happy Facts

Thomas Ilisz , Robinwatcher80 Report

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
4 years ago

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awwwww......disease

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#22

Happy Facts

rabbitspeak , Jannes Pockele Report

Elena
Community Member
4 years ago

Ah, adorable <3

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#23

Happy Facts

sciencemag , Unsplash Report

Jim
Community Member
4 years ago

Nobody likes a bully.

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#24

Happy Facts

wildlifejack , Brittamay Report

Shari H
Community Member
4 years ago

Because they squirrel...

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#25

Happy Facts

wiki Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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

Cheryl Birkhimer
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this true? I remember reading a series of books with my children when they were younger about this. I thought it was pure fiction.

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#27

Happy Facts

nbcnews , Counselling Report

Benny Lava
Community Member
4 years ago

They know what's good for them.

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#28

Happy Facts

wiki , Lizzie Velasquez Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

I hear Ariel singing Under the Sea.

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#30

Happy Facts

polarbearsinternational , vanderwielensmc Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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

Happy Facts

GodFather , imdb Report

Harvey Tydeman
Community Member
4 years ago

i wonder what happened to it afterwords

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#32

Happy Facts

nationalgeographic , Claudia14 Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
4 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

Happy Facts

wiki , Didgeman Report

Iuan Langford
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#34

Happy Facts

guidehorse , wikimedia Report

Aprille Park
Community Member
4 years ago

Lil' Sebastian!

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#35

Happy Facts

washingtonpost Report

Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#36

Happy Facts

catster Report

Cassie
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

He looks like he is crowdsurfing <3

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#38

Happy Facts

nwf , Stan Tekiela Report

Aušrinė Kuzaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

how?

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#39

Happy Facts

scientistlive , mishimachris Report

Cassie
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

Looking it up now

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#41

Happy Facts

wiki , kaboompics Report

Shari H
Community Member
4 years ago

As long as you are not embalmed and encased in steel.

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#42

Happy Facts

neads , swong95765 Report

Jennifer Lamb
Community Member
4 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

Bella
Community Member
4 years ago

you mean people who are born blind

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#44

Happy Facts

wiki , Jennie Park Report

Celine BERNADET
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#45

Happy Facts

wiki , ponce_photography Report

Benny Lava
Community Member
4 years ago

How about pizza? I just moved an old sofa.

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#46

Happy Facts

noaa , Unsplash Report

Ian Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

but humans may not be here to witness it.

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#47

Happy Facts

wiki , wikimedia Report

Elena
Community Member
4 years ago

Not a big fan of her, but this is awesome

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#48

Happy Facts

wiki , wikimedia Report

Katie Light
Community Member
4 years ago

Its a good thing he didn't draw a penis

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#49

Happy Facts

nintendoage Report

Cathy Binder
Community Member
4 years ago

this made me smile

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#50

Happy Facts

iflscience Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

*senses dANGER* sPIDER AWAAAAAAY

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