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    20 Exceedingly Wholesome Facts That Are Guaranteed To Make You Smile

    Go ahead. I dare you not to smile at these.

    If everything going on in the world these days has been messing with your mood and general hope for humanity, you're not alone. Thankfully, redditor u/cukatie2983 asked, "What's the happiest fact you know?" and some of the answers are guaranteed to make you smile.

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    Read on for a happy distraction from your day!

    1. "American alligators, southern white rhinos, gray whales, and giant pandas have all been removed from the endangered species list in the last few years due to population increases."

    Big panda hugging small panda on top of tree.
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    2. "As of 2018, both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are flying in interstellar space. No matter what happens to humanity now, even if we all perish tomorrow in a nuclear holocaust, there are still those two pieces of us floating through the stars just waiting to be discovered."


    Read more about the Voyager Golden Records — which contain sounds and images representative of life on Earth and were included aboard both spacecrafts.

    3. "Swiss law dictates that guinea pigs cannot be kept in isolation. You have to have at least two so they have someone to socialize with."

    Young girl holding two guinea pigs with their noses touching each other's.
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    4. "Dogs can smell your feelings and learn to respond accordingly."


    5. "Blind people smile even if they've never seen someone smile before."

    Young blind man wearing dark glasses and holding white cane on his right hand and his white iPhone with his left hand up to his ear. He is smiling.
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    6. "Each year, the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada as a thank-you for aiding in World War II."


    7. "Dogs purposely sneeze when play-fighting to show it's not a serious fight."

    Small yellow Lab dog on grass captured mid-sneeze with their eyes shut closed.
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    8. "A man named Jarrett Adams spent nearly 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He spent that decade researching his case and studying the law in the prison library and was able to have his conviction successfully overturned in 2007. He then went to college to earn a bachelor's degree and attend law school, which he graduated from in 2015.

    "He went on to take the case of a man wrongfully convicted of rape in 1990, and was able to get his sentence overturned as well, based on wrongfully identified DNA from a hair sample the FBI gathered at the scene of the crime. Adams now continues to find cases similar to his and uses everything in his ability to prove wrongfully convicted individuals innocent."


    9. "There's a squirrel named Twiggy who learned how to water-ski. You go, little man. If he can do that, then I can do anything."

    Twiggy the Squirrel wearing a safety suit water-skiing on water, on water skis that have his name written on them.
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    10. "A group of ladybugs is called a loveliness of ladybugs."


    11. "Christchurch, New Zealand, has an official state wizard."

    Wizard wearing dark robes standing in front of a memorial blanketed with flowers. There are many people surrounding him
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    12. "Physical book sales are at an all-time high since 2007, and literacy has never been higher!"


    13. "Cats headbutt you as a way of telling you that they trust you."

    Man and gray-and-white cat rubbing heads together on a white couch.
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    14. "Penguins mate for life."


    15. "The chance of you being born is 400 trillion to 1."

    Tiny toddler smiling widely with bright eyes. she is wearing a white shirt and white headband and is being held by her mother.
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    16. "The New Guinea worm, which burrows into the skin and must be slowly pulled out when it's twisted around a small stick, is on track to be the second human disease in history to be eradicated thanks in part to the Carter Center.

    "Cases went from 3.5 million per year in 1986 to 28 cases in 2018. This will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first to be eradicated without medication (there's no cure) but through pure education and water filtration."


    17. "Swans can be gay."

    Two swans facing each other with their necks forming a heart
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    18. "There are 37.2 trillion cells in the human body, and all they care about is you."


    19. "The voice actors of Minnie (Russi Taylor) and Mickey Mouse (Wayne Allwine) were married in real life until Allwine's death in 2009."

    Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor standing next to Minnie and Mickey Mouse, respectively, at a premiere.
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    20. "There are more museums (and related organizations) in the US than there are Starbucks and McDonald's combined."

    McDonalds; a man at a museum; Starbucks
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    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What's the happiest random fact you know? Share in the comments!

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