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21 Facts That Are Wholesome Little Rays Of Light In This Cold, Dark World

I want Mr. Rogers' mom to knit my sweaters.

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8. Seahorse mates have an elaborate daily greeting that includes dancing together and changing colors.

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium says, "These greetings can last a few minutes or even hours and will end when one seahorse stops responding to the advances of its partner," which I'm pretty sure is the marine equivalent of, "No, you hang up first."


9. People are mailing trees love letters.

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It all started when the city of Melbourne, Australia wanted to come up with an easy way for people to report problems with the trees. Therefore, they gave each tree a unique address. Instead of the trees getting complaints, they got love letters.

10. Volvo invented the three-point seatbelt, but opened up the patent to save as many lives as possible.

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The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 made it a required feature for every automobile.

12. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by over 8:1.

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The American Library Association estimates there are 119,487 libraries in the United States. In 2017, Statistica reported there were 14,027 McDonald's, which means there are more than eight libraries for every McDonald's in the United States.


15. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the galaxy.

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There are estimated to be a thousand million stars in the galaxy and over three trillion trees on Earth.