A Few Things to Know About American Sign Language

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A Few Things to Know About American Sign Language. It takes more than just your hands to get your message across.

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The internet is pulling for a couple who have been Tinder chatting for three years. Even though they live on the same campus, they've yet to meet.

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"My Name is Forrest Gump": The Forrest Gump Story. The movie no one thought would work ended up as a classic.

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The National Park That Was Stolen to Death. Find out why you've never heard of Fossil Cycad National Monument.

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The Strange and Righteous History of the Equals Sign. Robert Recorde opened the door for math to have its own language, which is understood by people all over the world.

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Scientists Discover the Secret Behind Incredible Ant Towers. They actually fed radioactive iodine to some of the ants in order to track them by X-ray.

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10 Delightful Duck Facts. They've adapted to their environment in surprising ways.

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.