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Happy Facts!

Turn November into Yes-vember with these awesomely cheerful nuggets of trivia!

HAPPY FACT 1!

In 2020, Finland was named the happiest country in the world for the third year in a row. The Finnish word for happy is onnellinen.

A happy Finnish woman

HAPPY FACT 2!

Mobile phone makers Samsung test how strong their handsets are with a robot shaped like a bum, which wears trousers.

A robotic hand and a smartphone

HAPPY FACT 3!

To stop each other drifting away while they have a nap, otters hold hands. 

Two otters holding hands

HAPPY FACT 4!

It takes 43 facial muscles to frown. Smiling, however, takes just 17!

A woman smiling using a magnifying glass

HAPPY FACT 5!

Japanese Macaque monkeys love to make snowballs and have snowball fights with each other. 

A Japanese macaque having a snowball fight

HAPPY FACT 6!

Just like Geordies and people from Somerset, goats have different accents!

HAPPY FACT 7!

Cows have best friends. This fact actually moo-ved us to tears.

Two cows

HAPPY FACT 8!

For the briefest of moments, you were once the youngest person on earth. Well done!

A baby with a first place rosette

HAPPY FACT 9!

Even though you can’t hear them, scientists have discovered rats laugh when you tickle them. 

A rat being tickled

HAPPY FACT 10!

A group of wild rabbits is called a fluffle. We think a rabbit on its own should be called a floof.