Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

11 Essential Talking Points for Mount Rushmore Enthusiasts
Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Eggnog
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
Why Engagement Rings Are Made With Diamonds
What 20 Famous Characters Look Like Without Masks
How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names
10 Things Walmart Has Yanked Off the Shelf
4 Cases of All-Star Voter Fraud
7 Burning Belmont Questions
Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds?
7 Things You Should Know About the Kentucky Derby
A Brief History of Gin—and 12 Kinds You Should Try
Syrian Golden Hamsters: The Drunken Uncles of the Rodent World
A Brief History of the State of the Union
A Brief History of Champagne
How Is Wind Chill Calculated?
A Brief History of Sick People Tampering With Halloween Candy
15 Things You Might Not Know About Kentucky
The Flying Flivver: Henry Ford's Attempt to Make Us All Pilots
How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Names
7 Barons Behind Famous Beers
How Do You Decaffeinate Coffee Beans?
It Curves! A Brief History of Wiffle Ball
How Teddy Roosevelt Turned Piranhas Into Ferocious Maneaters
A Brief History of Presidential Vacations
Who Is Larry O'Brien?
The Dog Who Saved the World Cup for England
Sir Barton: How the First Triple Crown Winner Wound Up in the Army
17 Essential Talking Points on the Kentucky Derby
A Brief History of Zubaz
The Unauthorized Biography of the Easter Bunny
11 Body Parts Named After People
Tug of War Used to Be an Olympic Sport
Andrew Jackson's Big Block of Cheese
5 Things You Might Not Know About John DeLorean
Why Are Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Times of Mourning?
The Accidental Birth of Wrapping Paper
Why We Eat What We Eat On Thanksgiving
11 Defunct Franchise Names Washington’s Football Team Can Use
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