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Let's be real: things haven't been great for most people lately. This article can’t claim to solve any of life’s big problems, but we do hope it’ll make you feel better for a little while. Fact 1 | The Post-it note was invented completely by accident. Dr. Spencer Silver, a scientist at the company 3M, was researching ways to make stronger, tougher adhesives, when he accidentally discovered one that stuck to surfaces but didn’t bond with them. For years, he struggled to find a use for his invention, until Art Fry, one of his colleagues, realized it would be useful to have a bookmark that would adhere to pages without damaging them. The two worked on their invention together. When they ...

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Let’s be real: 2020 hasn’t been a great year for the world in general. This article can’t claim to solve any of life’s big problems, but we do hope it’ll make you feel better for a little while. Fact 1: Squirrels plant a lot of trees… by accident. Yes, squirrels do forget where they bury their acorns. All. The. Time. Estimates of the number of new, accidental squirrel trees planted each year range into the millions globally. According to North Country Public Radio, squirrels are critical to the survival of many nut-bearing tree species.Source https://youtu.be/HTPOSdyA7Uo   Fact 2: Cows have best friends. Research from the University of Northampton in the UK shows that cows prefer to hang out with certain other individuals in their herds. These ...

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