Fantastic Happy Facts

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A fantastic happy fact is a single event that can make many people happy all at the same time. Happy facts can be better than fortune cookies. They are little-known truths about our world, life, and people that show how wonderful it is to be living on earth.

Happy Facts:

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  1. Smiling is also contagious. When you see someone smile, it’s hard not to smile back. Smiling has been shown to reduce stress, make you look more attractive, and even boost your immune system.
  2. Hugs also have health benefits. They can lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, and increase oxytocin levels (which is the “cuddle hormone” that makes you feel happy and connected to others).
  3. The average person laughs 17 times a day.
  4. Smiling can boost your mood and immune system.
  5. Hugs can lower blood pressure and stress hormones.
  6. There are over 7,000 languages spoken around the world.
  7. Babies are born with 300 bones, but adults have only 206 bones.
  8. The largest living thing on Earth is a mushroom underground in Oregon that is 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers) across.
  9. The longest recorded human lifespan was 122 years old.
  10. There are more than 10 million happy facts in the world.
  11. The average person only uses 10% of their brainpower.
  12. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth.
  13. There are more galaxies in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth.
  14. Each day, the sun produces enough energy to meet the world’s needs for 500 years.
  15. The human heart beats about 100,000 times a day.
  16. In one day, a hummingbird will visit 1,000 flowers.
  17. During your lifetime, you will spend about six years dreaming.
  18. There are enough bricks in the Empire State Building to build 30,000 homes.
  19. The Eiffel Tower grows about 6 inches (15 centimeters) each year because of the expansion of metal in the sun’s heat.
  20. mtDNA is passed down from mothers to their children.
  21. Y DNA is passed down from fathers to their sons.
  22. You share 99% of your DNA with every other human being on Earth.
  23. You share 50% of your DNA with bananas.
  24. The Statue of Liberty’s torch is gold-plated.
  25. The “ happy dance” was created by a Japanese researcher to help people feel happy.
  26. Dogs can sense when you are happy or sad.
  27. Polar bears are left-handed.
  28. Seals use their whiskers to detect prey.
  29. Owls can turn their heads 270 degrees.
  30. There are over 1,500 types of rice.
  31. Coconuts kill more people each year than sharks.
  32. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  33. Bacteria that live on your teeth can travel at speeds of up to 15 centimeters per second.
  34. Fofana is a happy dance from the Czech Republic.
  35. The world’s largest collection of happy facts is the Happy Facts Encyclopedia, which has over 10,000 happy facts.
  36. The person who has the happiest facts is Dr. Seuss.
  37. In 2006, a Japanese man set the world record for the longest happy dance, which was 24 hours and 33 seconds.
  38. Happy dancing can make you happy.
  39. Dogs can smile.
  40. Polar bears are believed to be left-handed because they have been observed using their left paws more often than their right paws.
  41. Owls use their whiskers to help them hunt for prey.
  42. There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  43. Bacteria that live on your teeth can travel at speeds of up to 15 centimeters per second.
  44. According to a study, happy people tend to live longer.
  45. People who smile more often tend to be happier.
  46. Happiness is contagious, so you can make other people happy by being happy yourself.
  47. Doing things for others makes us happy too- it’s called the ‘helper’s high’.
  48. Being happy can improve your health in many ways- it lowers stress levels, strengthens the immune system, and even helps to fight against heart disease.
  49. Happy people are also more productive at work and tend to have better relationships.
  50. There are many things we can do to increase our happiness levels, such as spending time with loved ones.
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