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Friday, March 22, 2013

happy facts

I am sick and tried of losing my battle with a sinus infection (despite drugs), sick and tired of friends having to deal with cancer and break-ups and death, sick and tired of snow/cold weather and sick and tired of reading the news about bad people (Steubenville rapists, just to name a few).

So when I saw this silly post on a friend's Facebook page, I was delighted. Pardon me while I share these very happy facts! (Gullible is my middle name, so I hope these facts are all true. Especially the one about flamingos. I could look it up, but this morning I prefer to just believe.)

Thanks, Erica, for posting. For the rest of you, if you'd like to see the entire list of "The 30 Happiest Facts of All Time" click here.

Squirrels forgetting where they put their acorns result in thousand of new trees each year.

Some window washers at children's hospitals surprise the kids by dressing up like superheroes.

Otters hold hands while sleeping so they won't float apart.

The voice of Micky Mouse and the voice of Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

If you fake laugh long enough, you'll actually start to laugh really hard.

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

When you were born, you were, for however brief an amount of time, the youngest person on the planet.

Puffins mate for life.

A chemical called oxytocin is released when people cuddle, helping to heal physical wounds.

Cows have best friends.

Alexander Graham Bell originally wanted people to greet each other on the phone by saying "ahoy!" instead of "hello!"

Blind people smile despite never having never seen someone smile before. It is just a natural human reaction.

The last man to talk on the moon, Gene Cernan, promised his daughter he'd write her initials on the moon. He did, and her initials "TDC" will probably be on the moon for tens of thousands of years.

In 1957, the BBC ran an April Fool's story about how spaghetti was growing on trees in Switzerland. So many people believed the hoax that the BBC was flooded with calls from people asking how to plant their own spaghetti tree.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Nice. :o)