1. In Welsh folklore, faeries preferred to travel on the backs of corgis.
2. Kissing burns up to two calories a minute. Undressing burns eight calories.
3. Dolphins have specific names for each other, expressed in a series of unique sounds.
4. A cat named Stubbs was elected as the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, a small town of 900 people in Alaska. He was elected by mail-in vote in 1998 and served for almost 20 years.
5. The actors who provided the voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse for Walt Disney fell in love and were married.
6. Cuddling causes the brain to release the hormone oxytocin – the so-called love hormone – which also shortens the time it takes to heal wounds. Oxytocin also improves relationships, promotes emotional bonding and generosity, and enhances sexual arousal.
7. Sweden has a rabbit show jumping carnival called Kaninhoppning (yes, they show jump rabbits). More so, there are rabbit jumping federations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
8. Cows have best friends.
9. People who are congenitally blind still smile even though they have never seen anyone else smile.
10. The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
11. Goats have regional accents and dialects, just like people.
12. In Switzerland, it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig because they are inherently social creatures and need company.
13. There is a Valentine’s Day in South Korea that is specifically for single people.
14. Penguins propose to their lifelong partner with a pebble.
15. The Beatles were right: octopuses collect shiny objects and create gardens on the ocean floor.