A Brief History of The Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Universal Pictures

A Brief History of The Creature from the Black Lagoon Franchise. The Gill Man never fit in with Universal's other monsters, but he had his own charms.

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A Look at the Most Visionary, Ridiculously Tall Structures. The sky is the limit for planned buildings yet to be built.

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The Ballerina Who Shot Nazis. Franceska Mann made history with her last brave act.

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The Skeleton Of Famed Astronomer Tycho Brahe Finally Reveals His Cause Of Death. A recent study concludes it was his high station and lifestyle.

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Daft LEGO: A Detour Into the Weird. In the internet tradition of incredibly complicated machines that do something useless yet impressive, here's a LEGO contraption that displays the lyrics to Daft Punk's song "Harder Better Faster Stronger."

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The Princess Pretenders. Read the stories of three everyday women who convinced the people around them that they were born into royalty.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Trees Could be the Future of Street Lighting. Bioluminescence doesn't depend on the power company.

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6 Tips for Wearing High Heels Without Wrecking Your Feet. That is, if you really have to wear them.

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

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Amazon
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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iStock

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.