Reasons to Smile

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor

  1. Every year, hundreds of new trees are planted because squirrels forget where they planted their nuts.
  2. Cows have best friends, and get stressed out when they are separated.
  3. There’s an island in Japan called Okunoshima that’s filled with bunnies.
  4. The Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse actors were married in real life.
  5. Otters hold hands when they sleep so they won’t drift away.
  6. The Roman Emperor Caligula once declared war on Neptune, the god of the seas. His men ran to the ocean and stabbed at the water.
  7. Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan wrote his daughter’s initials on the surface of the moon. The initials “TDC” are still the
  8. A group of bunnies is called fluffleenhanced-25848-1395255763-6
  9. Norway once knighted a penguin.
  10. Zach Braff, who played JD on Scrubs, and Donald Faison, who played Turk, are actually best friends in real life.
  11. Studies have shown that show that goats, like us, have accents.
  12. There is a competition in Sweden called Kaninhoppning, or rabbit show jumping.
  13. There is no angry way to say the word “bubbles.”
  14. Canadians eat more doughnuts than any other country.
  15. On the day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillow-fight in his motel room.
  16. Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War.
  17. No matter how long you live there will always be an amazing new food for you try.