25 fun facts that will make you smile
1 of 26 We’re all stars Okay, technically we’re all made of stardust, but that’s still pretty cool. Recent research…
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We’re all stars
Okay, technically we’re all made of stardust, but that’s still pretty cool. Recent research found that humans and the galaxy share 97% of the same kind of atoms.
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Moon flowers actually bloom in response to the moon
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The biggest Dalmatian litter ever was 18 puppies
PHOTO: Mark Stewart
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You can ride a train through the “Tunnel of Love”
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Sea otters hold hands while they sleep
They’ll also anchor themselves to seaweed so they don’t drift away. Smart!
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The largest sand castle in the world measured 54 feet high
It took 168 trucks over a week to deliver enough sand for this carefully sculpted masterpiece.
PHOTO: Maja Hitij
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There are over 10 holidays that celebrate chocolate
The National Confectioners Association recognizes everything from National Milk Chocolate Day to National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day. National Chocolate Day alone happens three times annually: July 7, October 28 and December 28. We support this.
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Chocolate is kinda a fruit
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A baby puffin is called a “puffling”
The little chicks start off as black fuzzballs, and then develop their signature clown faces later on.
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And a group of bunnies is called a “fluffle”
Most people dub them a herd, but apparently parts of Northern Canada use this much cuter designation.
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The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life
Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor were married for 18 years until Allwine’s death in 2009.
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Lazy people actually think more
A small 2016 study found that people who possess a strong need for cognition move around less than those who avoid mentally taxing tasks. The not-so-scientific inference: Laying around a lot just might mean you’re brainier.
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Fall leaf colors are present year-round
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Two Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s once won a wine competition
That’s right. The 2002 Charles Shaw Shiraz from Trader Joe’s and its $2 price tag beat over 2,000 wines in the 2004 Annual International Eastern Wine Competition.
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The way you eat Oreos says something about your personality
Kraft Foods once surveyed hundreds of Oreo eaters and sussed it out: Biters are easy-going and self-confident, while dunkers displayed more energetic and adventurous qualities. Twisters, on the other hand, are sensitive and trendy.
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The Queen drinks champagne almost every day
Her cousin Margaret Rhodes says that the monarch likes to enjoy a glass of bubbly most nights before going to bed. Cheers to that!
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The moon has its own time zones
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Americans eat 100 acres of pizza a day
That adds up to a whopping total of 3 billion pies per year, or 46 slices per person.
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Smiling is actually contagious
Since people possess an instinct for facial mimicry, your grin can literally turn someone’s frown upside down.
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A team of six women programmed the first digital computer
While historians have only recently recognized their achievements, the female mathematicians participated in a World War II program coding instructions into the revolutionary Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC).
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Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort
They’re just like except a tad bigger.,
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There’s a 107- acre forest made up of a single tree
The “Trembling Giant” in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest includes over 47,000 quaking aspen trees that share the same root system. Some scientists estimate it’s close to a million years old.
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Tomatoes are both a fruit and a vegetable
Mystery solved! While botanists consider them fruits, the Supreme Court legally declared them vegetables in an 1886 case on import taxes.
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There’s an official rock paper scissors league
The championship once aired on ESPN, but for some reason the sport hasn’t quite taken off.
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Dr. Suess wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” on a bet
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Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News 25 fun facts that will make you smile