Real-World Fairy Tale Landscapes

Brian Ralphs via Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Brian Ralphs via Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Get Lost in These Real-World Fairy Tale Landscapes. See 18 sites that still inspire artists today.
*
Accidentally Excellent. Products that you might not know were accidentally discovered/developed/invented.
*
Wonder Woman and the critical generation gap. Old-school movie critics have been shocked to learn that many moviegoers are not male.
*
Does your cat have food issues? It may be a phenomenon known as whisker fatigue
*
How Your Mouse Movement Could Be Used to Stop Identity Theft. It might be our new online lie detector.
*
A New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco. The reasons they are there make quite a story.
*
How many Russian bodybuilders does it take to make you park properly? The Russian group called Stop a Douchebag and the bodybuilders of BodyMania patrol the streets of Moscow and other cities enforcing parking and traffic laws.
*
A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck. Hearing those bells would make any child's day brighter.

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

Amazon
Amazon
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, December 2. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

iStock
iStock

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

*

The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

*

The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

*

These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

*

Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

*

The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

*

America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

*

15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.