Not All Statistics Are Sad. These 14 Facts Will Make You Happy About The World.


Despite the ever-present trolling, haters, and NSFW posts, Reddit can (and often is) a really remarkable place to learn about other humans.

Earlier in the week, user onocron asked the Reddit community, "what's the happiest fact you know?" In standard fashion, Reddit did not disappoint. We've compiled some of our favorites here, and we hope they bring some much-needed positivity to your life! 

"That I have the potential to bring a smile to a face across the globe, just by mashing buttons on a keyboard."

"The man who served as the voice of Walt Disney’s iconic Mickey mouse for over 30 years, Wayne Allwine, was married to the woman who voices Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor."

"Every year, millions of trees grow thanks to squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts."

"There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined (483 million in 2011)."

"Helping other people is part of human nature, experiment: drop something in front of a child, now try to reach it but pretend you can't. practically every child will pick it up for you and give it to you."

"When two otters sleep, they hold hands so they don't float away from each other."

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"The 'meaningless' of life means you get to choose how to spend it. You are free."

"A new doctor in Finland is given a top hat and a sword instead of the traditional gown and hat :)"

"Blind people smile, even if they havent seen a smile before."

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"The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn"

"There are more public libraries than mcdonalds"

There are 120,096  libraries the in US. There are 35,429 McDonalds in the world.

"Scientists believe that rats laugh when tickled.[1]"

— tddawg

"After 9/11, a Kenyan Masai tribe offered the US a herd of 14 blessed cows."


"Spiders can't fly"


Cover photo credit: 

Khalid Al-khater