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A harbor seal near Islay, Scotland
With any luck, this snoozing harbor seal off Islay, Scotland, put a grin on your face for World Smile Day. And yes, the seal is taking a nap. When harbor seals are tired, they usually sprawl out on the beach. But if it’s too far to dry land, harbor seals will anchor themselves with seaweed and keep just their faces above the water’s surface. Scientists call it ‘bottling’ but we call it adorable.
What is this harbor seal celebrating?
World Smile Day
This observance was proposed by Harvey Ball, the man credited with creating the iconic yellow smiley face. We can celebrate by doing ‘a random act of kindness’ to make someone smile. (It really is Niels Bohr’s birthday, too.)