The Decline of the Millennium Falcon

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The Trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story Leaves Us With a Question. How did Han turn that beautiful ship into a piece of junk in just a few short years?

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The Stories Behind the Stories. How six classic children's books were born.

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The Legacy of Invasion of The Body Snatchers. The movie's horrifying themes live on in an endless stream of remakes, tributes, and offshoots.

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The Horror of a World Without Microbes. In our frenzy to kill germs, we overlook the many ways microscopic life benefits us every day.

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Colorful Creamart by Kangbin Lee. He's a professor at the Seoul Arts Center as well as a barista, and his lattes are masterpieces.

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How South America Became a Nazi Haven. Previous German immigrants and officials who looked the other way made it easier than it should have been.

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5 Hotel Scams That Could Ruin Your Next Vacation. Assume anything is fake (or expensive) until you find out otherwise.

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

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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 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

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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.