Smile! 41 of the world’s happiest facts

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Looking for something to help chase the blues away? We love sharing happy facts here at Ink Tank, so we’ve rounded up 41 of the world’s happiest facts that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

1. There are more public libraries in the US (an estimated 119,729) than McDonald’s restaurants in the world (35,000+)

2. Laughter is universal in humans. We all laugh in the same language.

3. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

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Novelty stores: 5 weird bookshops every book lover will adore

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Where do you get your fiction fix – the library? The local bookstore? Online? Well, it’s time to step it up a notch: sometimes the shop itself is as fascinating as the titles you’re there to purchase. Just look at Venice’s Libraria Acqua Alta, pictured above! Here’s five more weird bookshops from around the world that you’ll give your first editions to visit…
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19 surprising facts about Raiders of the Lost Ark you probably didn’t know

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When Raiders of the Lost Ark hit the theaters in 1981, it introduced us to the whip-cracking archaeologist Indiana Jones and kicked off one of the most popular film series of all time. The film was a major critical and popular success, earning the title of highest-grossing film of the year as well as a few Academy Awards. Its popularity remains strong today, and is often named as the best action-adventure in film history.

We love sharing facts about movie magic (like these 82 mind-blowing movie facts), so we’ve rounded up 19 surprising facts about the filming of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Next time you watch it, you’ll love it even more. Let’s get cracking!

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50 reasons why you’re right to love Keanu Reeves

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Although you’d never know it to look at him, Keanu Reeves turns fifty today. In a career spanning nearly 30 years he’s played an eclectic mix of characters from Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny in Dangerous Liaisons to Theodore “Ted” Logan Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and, of course, Neo in The Matrix. Yet unlike many Hollywood actors, Keanu is as loved as a person as he is for his acting. To find out why scroll on down.

1. His first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian.

2. Early in his career, his agent thought his name was too exotic. He has been credited in some films as K.C. Reeves, Norman Kreeves or Chuck Spadina.

3. He loves ballroom dancing.

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18 facts that will change the way you watch Orange Is the New Black

orange1Last year, Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black burst onto the scene and shattered our conventions about television viewing, quickly becoming one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed series of 2013. Taking place in a women’s prison, the character-driven series deftly combines drama and comedy, introducing us to a cast that has intrigued audiences with fascinating backstories and beautifully-written characters.

Orange Is the New Black returns on June 6th with its much anticipated 2nd season, so here are 18 interesting facts about the show to get you ready!

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17 little known facts about 2001: A Space Odyssey

1. According to Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick wanted to get an insurance policy from Lloyd’s of London to protect himself against losses in the event that extraterrestrial intelligence were discovered before the movie was released. Lloyd’s refused.

2.The total footage shot was some 200 times the final length of the film.

3. Stanley Kubrick had several tons of sand imported, washed, and painted for the moon surface scenes.

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5 fascinating facts you didn’t know about Albert Einstein


What do we really know about Albert Einstein? Hair that would stump Vidal Sassoon, a lab coat that’s seen better days, a very complicated set of theories that, oh, revolutionised the way we think about time and space and just about everything – sure. But there’s more to a genius than grooming and publications. Here’s 5 facts about Albert Einstein you probably didn’t know.

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The 37 most astounding facts about sex you’ll ever read

1. Cleopatra is credited with the invention of the vibrator. She is said to have taken insects and placed them inside a hollow sphere. The insects would become agitated and begin buzzing around, causing the sphere to vibrate.

2. The clitoris extends 9cm under the skin.

3. French bulldogs cannot reproduce naturally because they are too top heavy. Every French bulldog puppy is born of artificial insemination.

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