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15 Reasons To Feel Seriously Amazing Right Now

Amazing things. That’s what Aldi does every day. We were the first supermarket that signed up to the National Farmers’ Union Fruit & Veg Pledge. That’s amazing! And so is this…

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2. The BBC once tricked half the country into believing spaghetti grew on trees.

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Admittedly, April Fools Day was a lot easier to do back in 1957, but Panorama got everyone pretty good with its fake report on spaghetti crops in Switzerland. Hundreds phoned in afterwards, looking to buy a spaghetti bush of their own.

Panorama has jokes.

5. Penguins “propose” by giving their mate a pebble.

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Penguins don't take relationships lightly, nor the literal rocks they use to woo their partner.

They'll often search for days trying to find the smoothest, shiniest pebble to offer up to their potential mate. It's serious business!

6. In fact, this penguin makes a trip home to see his human BFF every year. / Via

In 2011, Joao Pereira de Souza helped nurse a penguin back to heath, after finding him washed up on a beach and covered in oil. However, despite having been successfully released back into the wild, "Dindim" makes a point to return and see Joao every year, staying with him from June to February.

Apparently, Dindim gets more affectionate every time he sees his friend!

7. In 2013, a computer error briefly made a man in Pennsylvania the richest person in the world.


That error totalled $92,233,720,368,547,800 (or $92 quadrillion, in layman terms). And to think we get excited when the National Lottery email tells you you've won £25.

Sadly, the money disappeared shortly after. But if we can take anything from this, it's that miracles can happen, if only briefly!

8. Chances are you're literally making history every time you shuffle a pack of cards. / Via

Want to know how many combinations there are when you shuffle a deck? 8 x 10^67.

To put that into perspective, if someone shuffled a deck of cards every second for 14 billion years, you'd only be at around 10^18 different combinations.

10. Scotland's national animal is a unicorn.

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Why? Well, according to legend, unicorns and lions have serious beef dating back millennia. And, of course, England's symbol is the lion, which *may* have had something to do with it...

12. There are more life forms on your skin than there are on the entire planet.

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There's some 1 trillion bacteria supported by your skin, which is mind-boggling to think about. And they all do various important jobs in keeping you ticking over.

13. You brain actually rewards you for being curious about the world.

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When you're being inquisitive, the brain starts to release dopamine in a bid to encourage you to keep seeking out new information and creating new memories. Pretty nifty!

14. You walk the equivalent of five times around the entire globe in your lifetime.

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Pretty incredible right? The average moderately active person takes about 7,500 step a day, and – you'll have to trust us on the maths – this works out to about five times around the Earth if you lived to 80.

Did you know that all Aldi’s core range of fresh meat and fresh milk and Red Tractor approved? That’s Aldi. Everyday Amazing. For more amazing things, visit Aldi.