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Happy Facts To Hopefully Counteract all The Messed Up Ones

We've seen a whole lot of not fun facts that are scary and disappointing. Sure, they're inherently compelling, but it kind of starts to bring down your world view. So here are some nicer facts that are on the uplifting side. For some surprisingly interesting facts, here's a twitter thread on fonts that is actually fascinating. And if you just want to feel smart about the things you already know, here are some of the dumbest things people had to explain to adults.

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    Text - Kieshak 30.5k points 15 hours ago S Cows can have best friends
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    Text - DarthContinent 11.8k points 16 hours ago S Quokka are happy little cat-sized bastards who have no natural predators and no fear of death, or humans.
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    Text - S2 skoopybaggy 30.9k points 14 hours ago The voice actor for Mickey Mouse married the voice actor for Minnie Mouse.
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    Text - Adderbox76 4.3k points 12 hours agoS Military dogs always outrank their handlers.
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    Text - DaughterEarth 37.4k points 16 hours ago Members of at least one type of parrot give themselves a unique name. It's a variation on their parents' names which they learn cause these parrots announce themselves. "Hey, it's me! <parrotname>!" So just imagine a bunch of birds all excited about being themselves
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    Text - S DeathSpiral321 36.0k points 14 hours ago Mother dolphins sing for their babies while they're in the womb.
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    Text - jerrythecactus 32.6k points 13 hours ago 2 3 Bees get sleepy after drinking nectar and oCcasionally take naps on flowers.
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    Text - Aceisalive 3.3k points 13 hours ago Dolphins will intentionally play with puffer fish and get poked by the spikes. The poison in the spikes get them high. TL;DR Dolphins do drugs
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    Text - AlkalineSoul 27.8k points 15 hours ago S When bees run into each they make a tiny 'woop' sound :3
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    Text - Zombie_John_Strachan 26.2k points 14 hours ago 2 I posted this one a few years ago in a similar thread: Smallpox emerged over 10,000 years ago. At its peak the disease killed 15 million people a year, maimed millions more and and caused 1/3 of all blindness. Between the 1850s and the 1910s, mandatory vaccination drove smallpox out of North America and Europe. A coordinated UN effort from 1950 to the 1970s eliminated smallpox from the rest of the world. There hasn't been a single case sinc
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    Text - eternalrefuge86 26.2k points 16 hours ago edited 13 hours ago There are vending machines in Istanbul, Turkey that dispense food and water for stray dogs. The price is an empty recyclable bottle.
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    Text - A_Lemon_Guy 25.5k points 16 hours ago A species of tarantula keeps a tiny frog as a pet. The frog protects the spiders eggs from insects and the frog gets protection
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    Text - BrukBruk0115 24.4k points 14 hours ago An otter will find a rock as a juvenile and keep that rock for life.
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    Text - XanderGauge 21.7k points 15 hours ago Sometimes in movies, when dogs/wolves are supposed to look mean and threatening, their tails would have to be redone with CGI because their tails won't stop wagging from doing such a good job acting.
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    Text - bertrandite 20.8k points 14 hours ago edited 1 hour ago S 2 Your dog really does genuinely love you, it's not just a case of depending on you for toys and food. It's been studied that the oxytocin levels in a dog's brain sharply elevate when they see a human they have a positive relationship with. When exposed to the scent of their owners in an MRI machine, the dogs' levels elevated higher than any other scent. EDIT: For those asking, yes, cats love you too. Similar studies have been cond
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    Text - rocotaco42 20.7k points 17 hours ago Sea Otters hold hands while they're sleeping so that they don't drift apart.
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    Text - thelibrarina 19.0k points 14 hours ago Animals like gazelles and llamas can "pronk," which is a hopping/bouncing gait where all 4 feet leave the ground.
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    Text - discostud1515 17.4k points 16 hours ago The world is an overall less violent and safer place than it was 40 years ago.
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    Text - LonelyPauper 16.7k points 16 hours ago S2 You've made someone somewhere really happy and they just never told you.
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    Text - Zafjaf 15.4k points 13 hours ago Sunflowers face the sun. When they cannot find the sun, they face each other.
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    Text - Dr_Wanabe 14.Ok points 14 hours ago The leading cause of death is heart problems, Alzheimers, and cancer not because we are getting unhealthy but because we aren't dying from more horrible diseases like Cholera, the plague, or any other nasty microbial diseases. More humans are able to reach older ages where natural age killers are more likely to end us rather than invading microbes.
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    Text - Mofego 13.0k points 13 hours ago edited Mr. Rogers was the same both on- camera and off-camera.
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    Text - Catlo21birb 12.6k points 14 hours ago edited Dogs sneeze when play fighting to show they are playing and don't wanna hurt you!
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