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Denmark to get Museum of Happiness


Disney World calls itself the 'Happiest Place on Earth," but only Denmark can claim to have an actual Museum of Happiness.

Just for the record, annual world surveys give the "Happiest Place" crown to Finland, but Denmark places #2 and must know something about the subject.

The new museum, which will open in May has the happy circumstance of not having to beg for money; it's financed by the Happiness Research Institute, which in turn is financed by its founder's long string of best-selling books about...wait for it...happiness in Denmark.

Meik Wiking, the founder, told Danish press that "At the Happiness Research Institute we receive many requests for visits - as people imagine the office to be a magical place full of puppies and ice-cream. Sadly, we sit in front of computers and look at data and evidence - but we thought 'let’s create a museum where we can bring the science of happiness to life'."

Exhibits will include donated 'artifacts of happiness' from around the world and activities will include small exercises involving light and chocolate.

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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