1. The ice bucket challenge actually helped fund the discovery of a gene linked to ALS.
2. Humans and dogs that trust each other secrete oxytocin in each other’s presences, much like how a mother and child would do so, or any other two people that love each other deeply.
3. JM Barrie donated all copywriter royalties of Peter Pan to a children’s hospital (GOSH) to fund healthcare and research for sick children. (UK law protections on a written work would typically expire a specific period of time after the writer’s death. There is an exception: for Peter Pan, so long as it benefits Great Ormond street hospital.)
4. Otters have a little pouch that they store food or their favorite rock in.
5. You just beat your personal best for being alive.
6. Smiling is universal in human body language. It means the same thing, across cultures and continents. Even blind people smile. One of those few universal constants of our species is telling the people around us that we’re happy, and that they should be happy too.
7. There’s an island covered in land mines that is used as a penguin wildlife preserve, because the birds are too small to set off the mines, and has a 100% success rate in keeping poachers out
8. The Mars lander Curiosity, sings happy birthday to itself every year.
9. Skin-to-skin contact encourages the body to produce oxytocin, a hormone largely responsible for emotions such as trust, romance and contentment, as well as helping injuries heal faster. You can literally hug your way to health and happiness.
10. The world’s oldest cat is 31!
11. Mr. Rodgers mom knitted all his sweaters.
12. Every year hundreds of new tress grow because of squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
13. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time
Dog serves as best man (and good boy) at wedding
It comes as no surprise to most people as you grow through life, your amount of friends decreases as everyone goes separate ways. For one, Timmy Moutrie, had the perfect idea for his wedding, back in July 2017, Timmy and his wife would adopt a 3-year-old pitbull named Bruce and of course would become inseparable together. Timmy would explain how Bruce didn’t get the best start to life being chained to a fence but now that has all turned upside down as Bruce is a mountain explorer with Timmy going on many adventures as well as being currently trained to be certified at the local hospital as a therapy dog.
So what was next for Bruce and Timmy? Well after making such a huge impact on Timmy’s life, Timmy would repay the favour by making Bruce his best man at his own wedding, including, that’s right, a dog tuxedo. Being walked down the aisle by Timmy’s brother, Bruce while getting all the looks from guests, sat next to Timmy’s feet both as proud as each other. Bruce wasn’t the only dog invited to this majestic wedding, Timmys wife’s dog ‘Zeke’ would also walk the aisle as a ring bearer. Cuteness overload.
Three days ago, Timmy would let the world see Bruce in his tuxedo, posting a picture to Reddit and getting 40,000 upvotes in one day. Bruce quickly became a star and has surely sparked an interest in many peoples heads as to include pets in weddings, a truly magical day all around.
Where did Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come from?
Rudolph first appeared in 1939 in a booklet written by Robert L. May that was published by Montgomery Ward, a department store. He is usually depicted as a young calf who barely has antlers and a glowing red nose. He is Santa’s ninth reindeer who is mocked and excluded by his peer for his difference in appearance. As the song goes they wouldn’t let him play in any reindeer games but then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa approached him and asked if he would guide their sleigh. Proving himself, Rudolph is treated as a hero and becomes everyone’s favorite reindeer.
Rulopdlph and his story is owned by The Rudolph Company, LP and has been adapted in numerous forms including songs, a television special, and feature films. Character Arts, LLC manages the licensing for the Rudolph Company, LP. 2014 marked the 75th anniversary of the character and the 50th anniversary of the television special. It’s hard to believe that Rudolph hasn’t always been around, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without him.
13 Things everyone does but will never admit
1. Lost trust because the remote went missing
2. Saw someone you knew in public and hid
3. Picked a booger and put it somewhere you shouldn’t have
4. Acted overly innocent
5. Made plans you knew you were going to bail on