Preparing for San Diego Comic-Con

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11 Things You Should Know Before Going to the San Diego Comic-Con. To get the most enjoyment out of your first experience, you have to be well-prepared.

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The Team That Conquered Mexico, MLB-Style. How the 1907 White Sox popularized baseball in Mexico.

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5 Simple Ways to Save Thousands of Lives (Nobody Does). Some are counterintuitive, but studies say they work.

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Meatballs: An Oral History. The 1979 film laid the groundwork for Stripes, Ghostbusters, and dozens of other comedy classics.

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How Newport, Kentucky Lost the Title of ‘Sin City.’ The investigation made national news, prompted Robert Kennedy to send in federal investigators, and revealed that Newport's organized criminal masterminds were working on a Three Stooges level.

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The 5-Year Quest to Unglue the MacBook Pro’s Battery. You'll soon be able to keep the computer even after the battery goes bad.

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Rebuilding the Great Wall of China. Take a photo tour of the current renovation project.

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10 Vintage Postcards from America’s Classic Beach Destinations. The places are still there, but you might not recognize them.

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.