Having a stressful day? Read the following bits of cute trivia to make life just a little bit happier!
Fact: Sea otters will hold hands with one another while they are sleeping. They do this so they do not float away from one another as they dream.
Fact: Cows often get very friendly with one another. In fact, they can even have a best friend. Studies have shown that cows have lower levels of stress when they are with their best friend cow!
Fact: The Gentoo penguin male will propose with a pebble. The female penguin, upon accepting the pebble, will use it in their nest.
Fact: Macaques found in Japan can use their little hands to use the vending machines. How impressive is that?
Fact: We all know The Pillsbury Doughboy, right? Well, that isn’t actually his name. His name is really Poppin’ Fresh! It’s a great name for a great character.
Fact: Sir Nils Olav III is a penguin who lives in Norway. The country knighted him and three other family members as honorary members of their elite guard.
Fact: Want to play basketball on top of a building? Head to the U.S. Supreme Court building to play a game of hoops high in the sky!
Fact: The man and woman who voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse ended up marrying one another in real life. Wayne Allwine and Russel Taylor got married in 1991. Unfortunately, Wayne died in 2009.
Fact: If you live in Switzerland and have just one guinea pig as a pet, you better go out and get another one. That’s because it is illegal to own just one. Why? Guinea pigs are social animals.
Fact: Back in the ‘90s, around 30,000 rubber ducks were supposedly lost at sea. That’s a lot of floating ducks!
Fact: Vikings gave out the best wedding presents. Not only were they good in battle, but Nordic tradition meant giving out kittens for wedding presents. How adorable!
Fact: Dolphins assign one another names. Of course, they don’t call another Jack and Sally. A dolphin makes a certain sound to represent another dolphin.
Fact: Puffin penguins not only mate for life, but the parents will take turns being the caregiver to an egg they have together.
Fact: Crows enjoy giving gifts and are way more intelligent than people think. They enjoy giving little trinkets to their human friends.
Fact: Know someone suffering from dementia? A village located in the Netherlands was developed just for people with this disorder. It’s a wonderful town, according to residents.
Fact: There is a Marvel superhero called “Blue Ear” that wears a hearing aid. Marvel Comics developed him to encourage a young boy to keep wearing his hearing aid.
Fact: Eugene Cernan is an astronaut who went to the moon. He loved his daughter so much that he wrote her initials on the moon before he headed back!
Fact: Sperm whales have best friends. Additionally, their memories are so good that they won’t forget which whale is their bestie, even if they have been apart for a while.