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9 facts that will definitely cheer you up

Turn that frown upside down, friend.


Don’t worry – we’ve got your back with some joyous nuggets that will cheer you right up. We DARE you not to smile when you read these lovely facts.

All polar bears are Irish

They’re descended from brown bears that lived in Ireland 10,000 years ago.

Source: Flickr/xrayspx

Cows have best friends

They get stressed out if they are separated.

Source: Flickr/SocialRobot

There is alcohol floating in space

Sagittarius B is a vast molecular cloud of gas and dust floating near the centre of the Milky Way. It is 26,000 light-years from Earth and it contains 10-billion-billion-billion litres of vinyl alcohol.

Source: SGClub/Forums

Mickey and Minnie Mouse were married in real life

The voice actors of the two classic cartoon characters, Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, were a real couple.


Baby chimps play with toys

And dolls, too, made out of sticks. The baby chimps pretend to nurture the stick dolls the way small children pretend to nurse baby-dolls.

Source: Flickr/Becker1999

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t float away


Otters holding hands

A group of pugs is called a grumble

And it’s a confusion of weasels. A smack of jellyfish. And a flamboyance of flamingos!

Source: Tumblr

We are all made of stardust

In the words of Carl Sagan, “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 are made of starstuff.”

Source: daily picks and flicks

 And finally…

Blind people smile, even though they’ve never seen anyone else do it. It’s just a natural, universal human response.

Plus, the simple act of smiling instantly improves your mood.

Share this post today if you know someone who needs cheering up. Giving them a smile just might help! 

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