1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

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2. When you were born, you were, for a moment, the youngest person on earth.

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3. The elements that we are composed of were formed in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are all made of star dust.

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4. Cows have best friends.

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5. A prison in Washington pairs up “death row” shelter cats with select inmates as part of a rehabilitation program. It seems to be a pretty wonderful thing for both the inmates and the cats.

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6. Blind people smile even though they’ve never seen anyone else smile.

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7. Turtles can breathe through their butts.

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8. The Beatles used the word “love” 613 times in their songs.

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9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.

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10. Macaques in Japan use coins to buy vending machine snacks.

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11. A BBC News program broadcast in 1957 ended claiming that spaghetti grew on trees on a farm in Switzerland. Many viewers believed the report and called the BBC asking how to grow their own trees. Their response: “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

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12. Norway knighted a penguin.

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13. In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.

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14. Rats laugh when tickled.

15. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

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16. Spiders can’t fly.

17. Sweden has a rabbit show jumping competition called Kaninhoppning.

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18. Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates with a pebble.

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19. Dolphins have names for each other.

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20. Kissing burns 2 calories a minute. Undressing burns 8.

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21. Puffins mate for life. They make their homes on cliff sides and even leave some separate room for their toilet.

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22. The Kingdom of Bhutan uses “Gross National Happiness” as an important national measurement.

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23. When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.

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24. Pigs’ orgasms last for 30 minutes.

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25. A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”

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26. There is a program that makes prison inmates responsible for training and raising seeing-eye dogs. Many reported that they felt like they were making amends for their past actions by working with the puppies.

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27. Google, the periodic table, the structure of our DNA, and “Yesterday” by the Beatles are all ideas that were conceived in dreams.

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28. There’s a superhero with a hearing aid called ‘Blue Ear’. He was created by Marvel Comics to encourage a little boy to wear his own!

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29. Good news is more likely to be shared through social media than bad news (wink wink, nudge nudge).

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