1. When sleeping in water, otters hold hands so they don’t drift apart
2. A group of flamingos is actually called a flamboyance.
3. Every year, millions of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their acorns.
4. When you were born, for a tiny amount of time, you were the youngest person on planet Earth.
5. We are all made of star dust — the remains of collapsed stars in the universe.
6. Over the last 20 years, cancer death rates are down 20%.
7. Macaques in Japan understand how to use coins to operate vending machines.
8. Norway once knighted a penguin.
9. Speaking of penguins, they mate for life. Male penguins “propose” to females by giving them a pebble.
10. The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse ended up getting married in real life.
11. Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, wrote his daughter initials there. They’ll be there for at least 50,000 years.
12. We have a lower death rate than any other time in human history.
13. Kissing burns 2 calories a minute.
14. Undressing burns 8 calories a minute.
15. Even if they have the physical advantage, male puppies will often let female puppies win at play fighting.
16. After you die, your atoms decompose and are eventually used again for new life.
17. Cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music.
18. There is a superhero with a hearing aid known as the “Blue Ear” who was created so a young boy would wear his hearing aid.
19. Every single year, the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulips to Canada to thank them for their help in World War 2.
20. Cows have best friends.
21. Smallpox is completely extinct as a disease.
22. A monkey was once put on trial for smoking a cigarette illegally. He was convicted.
23. Worms communicate by cuddling.
24. There are more public libraries than McDonald’s.
25. Scotland’s national animal is the Unicorn.
26. The actor who is the voice of Winnie the Pooh calls up children in cancer wards to cheer them up.
27. A 6-year-old applied for a job at a railroad museum and was hired as its director of fun.
28. A group of bunnies is called a fluffle.
29. Katy Perry has a cat called Kitty Purry.
30. Whatever you are going through right now will eventually come to pass.
31. Rats laugh when being tickled.
32. An octopus likes shiny objects, and will often start a collection of them.
33. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old who left a glass of soda with a stirring stick out on their porch overnight during the winter.
34. TV personality Mr. Rodgers personally responded to every piece of fan mail he ever received.
35. In the 1600s, Tulips were worth more than gold in Holland (might explain #19).
36. The gender neutral term for a niece or nephew is “nibling.”
37. There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s known as the “highest court in the land.”
38. NASA had to relabel the penis sleeve for urinating in space suits from “small, medium, and large” to “large, gigantic, and humongous” because astronauts would only choose the large and they kept slipping off.
39. “Old book smell” has been identified as a mix of grass and vanilla.
40. Volvo invented the life-saving three-point seatbelt, and instead of capitalizing on it, gave the patent away so that other car manufacturers could use it to save lives.
41. Seahorses mate for life and travel holding each other’s tails.
42. An average cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds.
43. A couple invited the Queen of England to their wedding as a joke, and she went.
44. During the Christmas Truce of 1914 during WW1, German and British soldiers played a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches.
45. The ozone layer is healing and is expected to completely heal by 2050.
46. Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball, struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in 1931.
47. Sikh places of worship have a community kitchen where visitors of any background are welcome to eat for free.
48. Babies can recognize mother’s smell and voice at birth.
49. When rabbits get really excited and start to jump around, it’s called a binky.
50. Penguins are ticklish.
51. The chills you get when listening to music are a result of the brain releasing dopamine in anticipation of the peak moment of a song.