25 Fun Facts That Will Make You Smile

We dare you not to grin at these delightful tidbits.

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These little-known anecdotes will make your day that much better — because who doesn't love looking at pictures of adorably fuzzy sea otters?!

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We're all stars.

Okay, technically we're all made of stardust, but that's still pretty cool. found that humans and the galaxy share 97% of the same kind of atoms.

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Moon flowers actually bloom in response to the moon.

Sunflowers will follow the sun as it moves across the sky, but their only open after nightfall or on cloudy days. 

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The biggest Dalmatian litter ever was 18 puppies.

So there weren't 101 of them, but a dozen and a half puppies — born this summer in — are still insanely adorable. 

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You can ride a train through the "Tunnel of Love."

The Ukrainian rails actually service an industrial train, but couples can still hitch a ride and make a wish, according to a . 

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Sea otters hold hands while they sleep.

They'll also  to seaweed so they don't drift away. Smart! 

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The largest sand castle in the world measured 54 feet high.

It took 168 trucks over a week to deliver enough sand for this . 

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There are over 10 holidays that celebrate chocolate.

The recognizes everything from National Milk Chocolate Day to National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day. National Chocolate Day alone happens three times annually: July 7, October 28 and December 28. We support this.

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Chocolate is (kinda) a fruit.

In more great chocolate news, the powder that goes into the average candy bar comes from the "beans" — or fruit of the cacao tree. 

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A baby puffin is called a "puffling."

The  start off as black fuzzballs, and then develop their signature clown faces later on. 

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And a group of bunnies is called a "fluffle."

Most people dub them a herd, but apparently parts of Northern Canada use this much cuter . 

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The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

were married for 18 years until Allwine's death in 2009. 

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Lazy people actually think more.

A  found that people who possess a strong need for cognition move around less than those who avoid mentally ta tasks. The not-so-scientific inference: Laying around a lot just might mean you're brainier. 

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Fall leaf colors are present year-round.

The red, orange and yellow pigments only show once — the chemical that makes leaves green — breaks down in the autumn

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Two Buck Chuck once won a wine competition.

That's right. The  from Trader Joe's and its $2 price tag beat over 2,000 wines in the 2004 Annual International Eastern Wine Competition. 

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The way you eat Oreos says something about your personality.

hundreds of Oreo eaters and sussed it out: Biters are easy-going and self-confident, while dunkers displayed more energetic and adventurous qualities. Twisters, on the other hand, are sensitive and trendy. 

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The Queen drinks champagne almost every day.

Her cousin Margaret Rhodes says that the monarch likes to enjoy a glass of bubbly most nights before going to bed. Cheers to that!

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The moon has its own time zones.

An astronomer even designed a special watch that relies on or the amount of time it takes for the moon to revolve and rotate around the Earth. 

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Americans eat 100 acres of pizza a day.

That adds up to a whopping total of , or 46 slices per person. 

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Smiling is actually contagious.

Since people possess an , your grin can literally turn someone's frown upside down. 

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A team of six women programmed the first digital computer.

While historians have only recently recognized , the female mathematicians participated in a World War II program coding instructions into the revolutionary Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). 

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Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort.

They're just like human kiddos, . 

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There's a 107-acre forest made up of a single tree.

The in Utah's Fishlake National Forest includes over 47,000 quaking aspen trees that share the same root system. Some scientists estimate it's close to a million years old. 

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Tomatoes are both a fruit and a vegetable.

Mystery solved! While botanists consider them fruits, the Supreme Court legally declared them in an 1886 case on import taxes. 

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There's an official rock paper scissors league.

The championship , but for some reason the sport hasn't quite taken off. 

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Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" on a bet.

Theodore Geisel's editor didn't believe the author could write a book in 50 words or less. The contains 50 words on the dot. 

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14 Unusual Facts You Never Knew About Queen Elizabeth II

She's the only person in the United Kingdom who can drive without a driver's license.

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