Too Many Wild Horses

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How Wild Horses Became the West's New Pests. More than 70,000 horses are putting a strain on overgrazed public land.

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The Photo Shoot that Drove Van Halen Apart. The images illustrated the cracks developing in the band.

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The Plane Went Down With His Wife, His Kid ... and a Secret. Crews searched for days, some to find Tony Mink's family, others to find the cash he had on board.

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A Brief History of Book Burning. It has been used as a terroristic threat, a symbol of power, and a cultural cleansing since ancient times.

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How Do We Solve America’s Oversupply of Bread? A third of it now goes to waste.

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Los Angeles is Battling the Largest Wildfire in Its History. The photographs are surreal and terrifying.

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How to Fall to Your Death and Live to Tell the Tale. Science now has tips on how you can minimize the damage.

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14 Crazy Facts About Psycho. A behind-the-scenes look at Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic.

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.