A Planet Made of Blueberries

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The Disturbing Fate of a Planet Made of Blueberries. You can make an imaginary planet out of anything, but you can't live there.

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The Top Six Dinosaur Myths. We've learned a lot since your grade school science textbook was printed.

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The Dog Who Was an Official Prisoner of War. Judy also survived a torpedoed ship and other misadventures in World War II.

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Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at Altamont. The story of the concert that marked the end of the '60s.

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Has Anyone Ever Had Surgery to Remove a Live Explosive From Their Body? Yes, it's happened dozen of times.

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See Cats Get Glammed Up for the 2018 Algonquin Cat Fashion Show. This year's theme for the annual fundraiser was the "Purring 20's."

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How Archaeology Could Help Solve an Age-Old Problem. A technique for testing ancient teeth could help dentists spot a vitamin deficiency in living children.

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The Priceless Nostalgia of Childhood Family Road Trips. Travel and togetherness make for lifelong memories.

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.