Why We Lie

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Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways. We're pretty good at deception, but not so good at detecting it.

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This new game tests your ability to spot fake news—and it’s not as easy as you’d think. However, Factitious will help you to distinguish between who to trust and who not to trust on the internet.

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The Strange Tale of Two Irishmen Who Fought for Hitler. For them, it was the easiest way out of the POW camp.

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Mary Katherine Goddard was the brave printer who made copies of the Declaration of Independence for the colonies, and put her full name on the document. That could have gotten her killed if the Revolutionary War had ended differently.

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Nightmarish Crocodile Relative Terrorized Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Madagascar. The newly-named Razanandrongobe sakalavae was a land predator that ate dinosaurs for breakfast.

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Aliens Among Us: Almost psychedelic microscopic photography of beetles, mites, spiders, and moths. Photographer Igor Siwanowicz makes them into works of art.

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I went to Disney World as a childless adult. It was awesome.

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6 Amazing Animals That Practically Lived Forever. The longevity outliers became celebrities in their time.

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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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 4. 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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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