People Share The Most Comforting Facts They Know
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With all the stress and anxiety in our world today, it's important to take a breath and appreciate there are still things in the world that can bring a smile to our faces.


Whether it's cuddling with a pet who adores you no matter what kind of day you're having, or sharing some cheesecake with old friends in the kitchen, we must not forget to revisit the things that bring us peace in a chaotic world.

Curious to hear what strangers online consider calming, Redditor subornion asked:

"What are some VERY comforting facts?"

In moments of reclusiveness, knowing we share the planet with other species can be a source of relief.

When Talking To Rabbits

"You can talk to your pet rabbit by quickly pushing your lips downwards and upwards as if you were trying to look up your nose in a mirror. Do it quickly and you're chatting. It mimics the nose movements they make and you can see them wiggle their noses faster out of interest. Copy their rhythm to and watch them talk back."

"Also, stomping your foot like they do as well as turning your back on them when annoyed is understood too. If they have chewed something they shouldn't have you can stomp one foot and turn around with your arms folded. Have a look over your shoulder to make sure they see you. They should come to check on you and if they don't stomp and make sure they see your back is turned. Eventually they get it and come over to make sure your ok. Then let the nose waggling commence."

"You can expect them to do the same to you as well, like when you clean their enclosure."

– B3ARDGOD

Wonders Of Evolution

"The North Pacific humpback whale population is estimated to be 15x greater then it was 60 years ago."

– horticultured-harlot

Hey, Lovebug

"I once found a ladybug in my room in the middle of winter. I tried to look up if I could feed it somehow, and found countless other people asking the same question."

"The world is full of people who have compassion enough to feed a lone bug in the winter."

– virora

Our Feathered Friends

"Crows will let other crows know if you’re a good person. Feeding a crow in your backyard can quickly become many crows over time since the rumour spreads. And nearby crows in your area will know you as one they like. They can also be known to be protective of you and even bring you gifts. Sufficed to say, crows are one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet and they are truly underrated."

– BaldEagleNor

People share wisdom pertaining to your health, well-being and healing.

You Will Come Out Of It

"Nurse here."

"If you're having a general anaesthetic for a routine operation, and worried about dying while under, please be aware there are about 7 different 'levels' of stuff we can do to bring you back."

"So if the thing we normally do doesn't work, we've got plan B, then we've got plans C, D, E, F, G& H. ( and we rarely need to even go to Plan C, let alone the rest!)"

"It's ridiculously rare for you to never wake up from a routine op, of course it happens occasionally, but for every case you've heard about it happening, there's THOUSANDS of identical operations where it didn't. I've been qualified 15 years and it's literally never happened anywhere I've worked."

– Icy-Revolution1706

Wonders Of Medicine

"A middle or even low income people in developed countries are living a much more comfortable life than the richest people centuries or even millennia ago, in large part thanks to modern medicine making death from a mere infection no longer a near guaranteed death."

– Beat_Saber_Music

There's Still Time To Ditch Bad Habits

"If you quit smoking by age 40, your life expectancy is the same as a non-smoker."

"Also: it's never too late to quit."

– TheRuinedMap

A Good Investment

"Switzerland has implemented a scheme ‘Time Bank’; which is an old-age assistance programme, under which, people can volunteer to look after the elderly who require assistance, and then, the number of hours they spend with or caring for seniors gets deposited in their individual social security account. Eventually, when the volunteer reaches that old age when he or she requires support, this ‘Time Bank’ can help them by providing time-based services which include consultations, babysitting, hairdressing, gardening, tutoring, or any other time-consuming job in addition to being looked after by a volunteer as well. About 34 countries are trying to apply this scheme."

"Very Wholesome and humane!"

– ek_su_as

It's the little things that can be uplifting when we're feeling low.

Best Neighbor Ever

"All of the cardigans Mister Rogers wore on camera were knit by his mother."

– vgvvhvhjvvb

Tough Allies

"There is a group of bikers called bikers against child abuse who support child abuse victims in court by looking tough and giving the kids confidence to testify against their abusers it’s actually an international group."

– buffkirby

Intersteller Protector

"Jupiter has been protecting earth from almost every stray asteroid strike coming in from out of the solar system since the planets first formed."

– PirateKilt

On The Mend

"The ozone layer is slowly repairing itself."

– BetterthanMew

When I found out that pets will forgive you when you step on them, not only did that factoid bring much joy, it also made me wonder why people aren't as capable of letting minor grievances roll off their backs.

Animals are much more intellectual than we give them credit for. And knowing that my future Siberian Husky will always have my back no matter what makes me sleep at night.

'Til the day I become a Husky daddy, I'll be thinking of that to bring me a sense of calm in any kind of storm.

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