When was the last time you felt truly happy? Not that kind of "happy." The type of "happy" where you are able to appreciate life in all its simple glory. Where you realize everything around you is a miracle – the sky, the clouds, your loved ones. It may sound cliché, but there’s a reason why happiness has become our favorite emotion. 

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All anyone can do is live every moment, take everything that happens for what it is, and appreciate everything good that comes into your life. Buy Coca-Cola.

There are more trees than stars in the galaxy.

The Earth has more trees than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy. CRACKED COM The 3 trillion trees on Earth eclipse the estimated number of stars in our galaxy, that range from 100 billion to 400 billion on the high end.

Source: USA Today 

The patent to the fire hydrant was just a little too late.

A fire destroyed the patent to the fire hydrant. CRACKED.COM In 1836, a large fire destroyed the patent office in Washington, DC, destroying all US patent records up until that point, including Frederick Graff's patent of the fire hydrant.

Source: MentalFloss

You aren’t really “making that paper.”

Paper money is not made from paper at all. 41127076 ITED THE STATES The E36112 THE UNITED STATES QUAMERICA OLLAR E3411270 5 a S TOS Е 3411 E 34112707 E OPAMERICA 5 5 E34112707E E34112707E 5 ROM 1 E.39117 5 1 5 سعامق ONE DOLLAR 1 LA E34112707E 5 THE UNITED STATES OPAMERICA S wt 5 2707E - 36112707E THE UNITED STATES ONE DOLLAR & ONE DOLLAR ي TOTA INO E34112707E - TES OPAMERIC E34112707E / Bee of E 39112707 E E 34112707 E E . VTIOO 380 ONE DOLLAR ONE DOLLAR I UNITED STATES 9 THE UNITED SI 40 a 5 5 I S ONE DOLLAR

Source: Washington Post

Brain freeze has a real name.

Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the medical term for brain freeze. CRACKED.COM The pain response to the cold sensation in your mouth is thanks to sensory neurons that ping the brain after a change in temperature.

Source: Healthline 

Careful what you say about the Amish online, they might see it.

The Amish sometimes use modern devices, like the computer. CRACKED.COM These computers are used solely for business, with many being used to help the Amish sell their products.

Source: NY Times 

You’ve got to smell your best when you’re back in the dating scene.

Divorced people shower more. CRACKED.COM Those most likely to shower once a day or more include people with higher incomes, divorced people, and those that live in the South.

Source: YouGov 

The government paid millions for the Zapruder film.

The Zapruder film cost the US government $16 million. CRACKED.COM The US government ended up paying the Zapruder family $16 million in 1999 for the official rights to the footage of JFK's assassination, as well as taking the original film from the family.

Source: Washington Post

A domesticated plant in Peru gave us the potato.

The potato comes from a wild plant located in Peru. CRACKED.COM It was completely unknown to the rest of the world until Spain's conquest of the Americas in the 1600s.

Source: Science Daily 

A human can bite extremely hard.

The average human can generate up to 200 pounds of bite force. GRAGKED.COM We have the necessary force to easily bite off a finger, but our brains stop us from doing so. For reference, a Piranha has a bite force of 72, and a rottweiler has one of 335.

Source: National Geographic 

Only magicians can own a rabbit in Queensland.

It is illegal to own a rabbit in Queensland, Australia, unless you're a magician. CRACKED.COM Due to ecological damage stemming from people buying and releasing rabbits, Queensland decided to ban anyone who couldn't pull one from a hat from owning one.

Source: The Guardian

A 101-year-old completed the London Marathon.

The world's oldest marathon runner was 101-years-old. NB ANS A adidas FLORA FLOR LEL G adidas CRACKED.COM Fauja Singh ran the London Marathon in 7 hours 49 minutes. Не ran his first London marathon in 2000 and went on to compete in a further eight marathons.

Source: BBC 

The most successful pirate was a woman born in the 700s.

The most successful pirate of all time was a woman. CRACKED.COM Ching Shih, a Chinese citizen born into poverty in 1785, took over her husband Zheng Yi's fleet after his death, commanding more than 1800 ships and 80,000 pirates at her peak.

Source: Atlas Obscura 

There is no Mile 420.

Colorado has a mile marker 419.99 on Interstate 70. GRACKED.COM Colorado Department of Transportation workers replaced the often stolen Mile 420 marker with this one after getting tired of replacing it.

Source: Denver Post

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