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The Story of American Sign Language

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

The story of American Sign Language goes back hundreds of years, to a time before America was even a nation.

For Sale: An Original Illustration of Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's 'Little Prince'

Kirstin Fawcett

The work is expected to fetch upwards of $67,000.

22 Glamorous Facts About Glamour Shots

Kelly Marages

Lights, camera, sequins! mental_floss went behind the lens to get the full picture of the classic ‘90s business.

French Billionaire to Open a Private Museum in Parisian Exchange Building

Shaunacy Ferro

François Pinault is opening a museum to showcase his private art collection.

The Tragic Event That Led Samuel Morse to Develop the Telegraph

Stacy Conradt

If it weren't for a tragic death in Morse's life, the telegraph may never have existed.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 27

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, April 27.

See the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Winners

Andrew LaSane

The winning images were chosen from over 230,000 entries.

Pick the 10 Most Populated Countries in Africa

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10 Fascinating Facts About the Evolution of Dating and Courtship

David W Brown

What is considered romantic today would have been scandalous, if not criminal, less than 100 years ago.

What Makes Some Movie Endings Satisfying? This Video Essay Explains

Anna Green

In “How to End a Movie,” YouTube user Now You See It explores a range of classic movie endings, explaining why some work, while others don’t.

Skip the Pedicure! These Stockings Include Fake Painted Toenails

Alvin Ward

Each toe slot has a pre-painted toenail that is positioned so that it matches up with the wearer's toenails.

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Study Shows That Childbearing Hips Are a Temporary Phenomenon

Kate Horowitz

A new study shows that a woman’s pelvis expands during childbearing years, then returns to its previous shape.

11 Future Stars Who Appeared in Disney Channel Original Movies

Rudie Obias

Spoiler: This year’s Best Actress Oscar winner is one of them!

Why Do I Make a Weird Face When I Apply Mascara?

Kelly Marages

The scientific reason behind those peculiar mouth contortions.

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