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We challenge you to stop doom-scrolling, sit back and relax to the tune of these three delightful facts about our beautiful planet. Fact 1 | Need More Time in Your Day? You’re Getting It! It’s true — the Earth’s days are in fact getting longer. Back when the Earth first formed, a day was roughly six hours long. That was 4.6 billion years ago. Then, by 620 million years ago, the days had lengthened to 21.9 hours. Why did this happen? The moon and the tides it creates cause a twisting force that slows the Earth’s rotation incrementally over time. Here’s the bad news though — this is happening at a rate of about 1.7 milliseconds every century. So if you ...

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It feels like the world is stuck in perpetual crisis mode these days. You probably didn’t need us to tell you that, but we think you do need some facts to remind you that we still live on a wondrous, fascinating planet. Fact 1 | There is such a thing as a “moonbow.” Rainbows are created when sunlight reflects off water droplets in the atmosphere. But did you know that it can happen with moonlight too? “Moonbows” are significantly more rare than rainbows. They only occur in places where the night sky is very dark, and when the moon is either full or close to full. The phenomenon is most often seen near waterfalls. SOURCE   Fact 2 | Times Square’s New ...

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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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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 preferences don’t correlate to family bonds. In short: cow friendships are a thing.Source https://youtu.be/Tst5_IsCxhg   Fact 3: Rabbit show jumping exists. If there’s one thing guaranteed to brighten your outlook, it’s watching rabbits jump over tiny, rabbit-sized obstacles. Right? ...

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