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Liberace’s 15 Most Extravagant Possessions

Jill Harness

While Liberace’s talents on the ivory keys made him famous, it was his showmanship that made him one of the world's highest-paid entertainers throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.

What is the International Monetary Fund? An IMF FAQ

Greg Sabin

© IAN LANGSDON/epa/Corbis The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City.

The Best Dinosaur

Chris Higgins

In this five-minute standup clip, comedian Dan Telfer displays an almost disturbingly complete knowledge of dinosaurs, as he challenges his audience to figure out what is the best dinosaur.

Stinky Maps: the App That Lets You Follow Other People's Noses

Ransom Riggs

I've always thought that smells were one of the strongest indicators of place -- the beach smells of tangy salt; my high school smelled, oddly, of undercooked potatoes; certain streets in my neig

Accented Memories

Allison Keene

I have had a theory for a long time that people, consciously or unconsciously, change their accents depending on who we are talking to and what we are talking about.

Brain Game: Math Square #74

The Brain Game kicks off another week here at mentalfloss.com. Today's Monday Math Square is a bit unusual, in that five of the six calculations result in the number 2.

Morning Cup of Links: Lost in Translation

Miss Cellania

The Lazarus File. A 1986 murder was solved 23 years later as DNA technology caught up with an unlikely suspect.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: The Longest Baseball Game in History

Allison Keene

Do you fear an NFL lockout because it may deprive you of a 2012 Puppy Bowl?

Weekend Links: The Ghost of Email Past

Allison Keene

It feels good to be back, Flossers! I did enjoy my trip though - in fact, I found you a little ride along video.

The First Beatles Record

Eddie Deezen

Most any musical history book will tell you that the first Beatles record was "Love Me Do." Sure, "Love Me Do," released October 5, 1962.

The Late Movies: Buttered Cats

Miss Cellania

This week, we bought you The Buttered Cat Paradox, with a promise of some illustrated experiments on Friday.

Things Everybody Loves Except You

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

"Inception" Explained Via Folders

Chris Higgins

This is supremely nerdy. Back away from the computer now if you're not up to the task. Are the normals gone yet? Good.

The Number of the Day: 13

Colin Patrick

Friggatriskaidekaphobia (or paraskevidekatriaphobia) is the name for the fear of Friday the 13th.

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