15 Mind-Blowing Facts That Are Sure To Soothe Your Soul

With over 7 billion people in the world, there are no doubt countless unbelievable things happening every single day.

We tend to hear a lot about the bad stuff, but there are also tons of things that help remind us of all the good in the world. That's why, with the help of the Weird Facts, we'd like to share some of our favorite unbelievable stories from their Instagram account with over 1 million followers. Simply scroll down to be amazed!

1. It's truly remarkable what we're capable of when we work together.

image of baby turtles on versova beach in mumbai, india with a fact edited onto it by @factsweird on instagram. it says "It took 96 weeks and thousands of volunteers to clean up Versova Beach in Mumbai, India. The payoff? Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles hatching this week. First time in decades."

2. This is what thinking of others looks like.

image of mr. rogers feeding fish with a fact about the show edited onto it by @factsweird on instagram. it says "Mr. Rogers personally answered his fan mai. A 5-year-old blind girl once wrote him and asked him to say when he was feeding his fish because she was worried about them and couldn't see. From that moment on, every time he fed the fish, he said it out loud."

3. This is the kind of gesture a kid will never forget.

image of a little blind gitl smiling while holding an easter egg and an easter basket full of eggs along with a closeup image of one of the eggs opened with a device inside. below them both is a fact edited on to them by @factsweird on instagram. the image says "Super dad creates beeping Easter eggs so his visually impaired daughter can participate in Easter egg hunts."


photo of a woman named joyce diane with a fact about her edited onto the image which was done by instagram user @factsweird. it says "A woman named Joyce Diane became famous in the 1950s for becoming the first woman to win the game show 'The $64,000 Question,' despite the fact that the show's producers did not want her to win and deliberately gave her questions perceived to be beyond her ability which she answered correctly anyway."

5. Doodlebug deserves all of the happiness.

two photos of an orphaned kangaroo named doodlebug holding a stuffed teddy bear along with a fact about him edited on to the images which was done by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "'Doodlebug', an orphaned baby kangaroo was found abandoned  on the side of the road when he walked up to a human, held out his arms, and asked to be picked up. His rescuer later gave him a teddy bear, and he wouldn't stop hugging it."

6. Just when you think Bob Ross couldn't have been more kind...

image of bob ross smiling with a painting behind him along with a fact about him edited onto the photo which was done by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "Bob Ross used to receive up to 200 letters from fans per day. When regular letter-writers fell out of touch, he would phone them, just to see if they were ok."

7. What incredible progress!

image of a large crowd of women in iceland protesting along with a fact about the strike edited onto it which was done by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike for equal rights. 90% of women walked off their jobs and out of their homes, shutting down the entire country. The men could barely cope. The next year, Parliament passed a law guaranteeing equal pay. Five years later, Iceland elected the world's first female President. Now Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world."

8. His level of selflessness is extraordinary!

a man named dr. barry j. marshall smiling along with a fact about him edited onto the photo which was done by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "Dr. Barry J. Marshall was convinced that H. pylori bacteria causes stomach ulcers, but no one believed him. Since it was illegal to test his theory on humans, he drank the bacteria himself, developed ulcers within days, treated them with antibiotics, and went on to win a Nobel Prize."

9. Dolly Parton never ceases to amaze us.

photo of dolly parton reading the book "llama llama red pajama" to the three children sitting with her on a couch with a fact about her book program edited onto the image by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "Dolly Parton has a program that will mail your child a free age-appropriate book once a month from birth to age 5. No obligation, no catch, she just wants to make sure that every child has books."

10. Look at the impact a single person can have!

photo of a man named james harrison laying down in a chair after giving blood with a fact about him edited onto the image which was done by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "After needing 13 liters of blood for surgery at the age of 13, a man named James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen that cured Rhesus disease. He made over 1000 donations throughout his lifetime and saved over 2.4 million unborn babies from the condition.

11. This legit sounds like the plot to an insanely awesome movie.

photo of a man named bill morgan looking surprised along with a fact about him edited onto the image which was done by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "An Australian guy named Bill Morgan was declared dead for 14 minutes. He somehow survived. To celebrate his survival, he bought a scratch card & won a $27,000 car. The media/news asked him to re-enact the scratch card moment so he bought another card & won a $250,000 jackpot."

12. It may have taken some time, but she’s finally getting the recognition she deserves.

two black and white photos of actress hedy lamarr with a quote about her below them made by @factsweird. the image says "Actress Hedy Lamarr was once dubbed 'the most beautiful woman in the world.' She was also a mathematician and inventor of frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology used for Bluetooth and Wifi. Her idea was brushed off, others took credit for it, and she spent her life wishing people would notice her brains instead of just her beauty."

13. What an absolute legend!

a recent photo of actor steve buscemi and an older photo of him when he was a firefighter along with a fact about him beneath him both that was made by instagram user @weirdfacts. The image says "Actor Steve Buscemi was a New York City firefighter from 1980 to 1984. The day after the 9/11 attacks in New York, he returned to his old firehouse to volunteer; he worked 12-hour shifts for several days alongside other firefighters, searching for survivors in the rubble of the World Trade Center."

14. Gordon Ramsay is known for being a harsh critic, but he also has a heart of gold.

photo of gordon ramsay with a quote about him beneath the photo that was made by @factsweird. the image says "When Gordon Ramsay filmed one of his cooking shows in a prison, he challenged an inmate to an onion chopping competition. The inmate won. When he was released from prison, Ramsay hired him to work in one of his restaurants in London."

15. Because of these brave individuals, countless lives were saved.

photo from a hospital in italy during the holocaust with a fact about "syndrome k" written below that was edited by instagram user @factsweird. the image says "'Syndrome K' was a fake disease made up by Italian doctors to save Jews who had fled to their hospital seeking protection from the Nazis. They were quarantined, and the Nazis believed it was a deadly, disfiguring, and highly contagious illness."

It can be easy to focus on all of the negativity in the world, so it’s nice to remember the countless kind people that exist all across the world and of the positive changes happening each and every day.

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