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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

Likes: doughnuts, spirits (liquor), spirits (supernatural), donuts. Dislikes: injuries.

Why Do the Lions and Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?
5 Things You Didn't Know About Grace Kelly
Glory Day: Lancaster's Brief Stint as Our Nation's Capital
September 11th and the Hospitable People of Gander, Newfoundland
Why Are There 5,280 Feet in a Mile?
Can You Really Go Blind Staring at a Solar Eclipse?
5 Things You Didn't Know About Sally Ride
The Origins of 6 Great American Songs
How to Fly the American Flag
5 Things You Didn't Know About Jacques Cousteau
5 Things You Didn't Know About Josephine Baker
The Time John Wilkes Booth's Brother Saved Abe Lincoln's Son
When Chuck Berry Became a Beach Boy
How 9 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent The Rest of Their Lives
5 Things You Didn't Know About Ansel Adams
5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe
Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919
9 Holiday Characters From Around the World
5 Fabulous Facts About Jackie Kennedy
5 Things You Might Not Know About Abraham Zapruder
13 Hitchcock Films That Were Never Made
10 Sports Cut From The Olympics
Eric the Eel: The Olympic Swimmer Who'd Never Been in an Olympic-Size Pool
13 Gold Medal-Worthy Olympic Stories
Robert Todd Lincoln: Harbinger of Presidential Death
No Thanks: Why Denver Turned Down the 1976 Olympics
The Stories Behind Graduation Traditions
11 Freshly Baked Facts About Pepperidge Farm
New Math: The Time Indiana Tried to Change Pi to 3.2
11 Dads of Famous Juniors
What Happens to Leftover Campaign Funds When a Candidate Drops Out?
How 8 Famous Cheeses Got Their Names
The Men Behind Your Favorite Liquors
10 People Who Switched Careers After 50 (and Thrived!)
11 Essential Talking Points for Mount Rushmore Enthusiasts
What Is Boxing Day?
Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Eggnog
Who Was Heisman and Why Does He Have a Trophy?
The Stories Behind 11 Famous Cocktails
11 Handy Facts About Leatherman Tools
7 Wildly Successful People Who Survived Bankruptcy
9 Strange Courtship Rituals From Around the World
How Seeing Eye Dogs Found Their Way to America
6 Constitutional Amendments That Just Missed the Cut
The Stories Behind 15 Celebrity Stage Names
14 Bizarre College Donations and the Strings Attached
7 Historical Bans on Smoking
5 Things You Should Know About Robert Todd Lincoln
A Brief History of Rum—and 11 Kinds You Should be Drinking
6 Perfectly Arranged Facts About Martha Stewart
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