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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#6

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abc , fuzzberta Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

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wiki , wikimedia Report

Nyello
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Robin Williams was a wonderful man and I wish someone could have helped him the way he helped so many others.

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#10

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livescience , amagoba0 Report

Emre
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#14

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euronews , Naoto Matsumura Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your comment is a waste of space, Jonathan Eatsalot.

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#17

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wiki , mvdvegt680 Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#21

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Thomas Ilisz , Robinwatcher80 Report

Fabien Perolini
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor thing, it looks cute but in the end they are just held just to amuse humans...

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#25

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wiki Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#26

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

Fraser Munro
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#28

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wiki , Lizzie Velasquez Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#30

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polarbearsinternational , vanderwielensmc Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#32

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nationalgeographic , Claudia14 Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#36

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catster Report

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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wiki Report

#39

Happy Facts

scientistlive , mishimachris Report

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#42

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neads , swong95765 Report

Jennifer Lamb
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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estall Report

#44

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wiki , Jennie Park Report

Celine BERNADET
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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