Why are stingrays so damn happy all the time?

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Stingray City Facts

For over a hundred million years, the stingray has roamed the world's oceans as an almost mythological animal: extraordinarily graceful, yet potentially lethal.

Another little-known fact about them: they're always thrilled out of their damn minds just to be alive, as evident by the gigantic smiles they've got permanently plastered across their faces.

Don't believe us? Take a look and see.

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Why are stingrays so damn happy all the time?

"I LOVE HUGS!!!"

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"Hello, tiny human friend!" 

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"Cheese!"

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"Merry Christmas to you, too!"

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"So glad you could stop by!"

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"I'm ready for my closeup!"

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"...just make sure you get me from my good side!"

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"Why yes, I DID use whitening strips! Thanks for noticing!"

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Can't say we didn't tell you so.

Keep smilin', keep shinin, fellas.

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