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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

List
6 Perfectly Arranged Facts About Martha Stewart
History
Why Engagement Rings Are Made With Diamonds
Movies
What 20 Famous Characters Look Like Without Masks
Animals
How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names
List
10 Things Walmart Has Yanked Off the Shelf
Sports
4 Cases of All-Star Voter Fraud
Sports
7 Burning Belmont Questions
Big Question
Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds?
Sports
7 Things You Should Know About the Kentucky Derby
Big Question
How Does One Become A Knight?
Booze
A Brief History of Gin—and 12 Kinds You Should Try
Big Question
Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?
Animals
Syrian Golden Hamsters: The Drunken Uncles of the Rodent World
Sports
Explaining the Magic Yellow First-Down Line
History
A Brief History of the State of the Union
History
A Brief History of Champagne
Big Question
How Is Wind Chill Calculated?
History
A Brief History of Sick People Tampering With Halloween Candy
List
15 Things You Might Not Know About Kentucky
History
The Flying Flivver: Henry Ford's Attempt to Make Us All Pilots
History
How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Names
List
7 Barons Behind Famous Beers
Big Question
How Do You Decaffeinate Coffee Beans?
Sports
It Curves! A Brief History of Wiffle Ball
The Presidents
How Teddy Roosevelt Turned Piranhas Into Ferocious Maneaters
The Presidents
A Brief History of Presidential Vacations
Sports
Who Is Larry O'Brien?
Sports
The Dog Who Saved the World Cup for England
Sports
Sir Barton: How the First Triple Crown Winner Wound Up in the Army
Sports
17 Essential Talking Points on the Kentucky Derby
Sports
A Brief History of Zubaz
History
The Unauthorized Biography of the Easter Bunny
List
11 Body Parts Named After People
Olympics
How Do You Steer a Bobsled? An Olympic Equipment FAQ
Olympics
Tug of War Used to Be an Olympic Sport
Olympics
What Exactly Is Curling?
Olympics
How Austrian Soldiers Saved the 1964 Olympics
The Presidents
Andrew Jackson's Big Block of Cheese
List
5 Things You Might Not Know About John DeLorean
Big Question
Why Are Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Times of Mourning?
History
The Accidental Birth of Wrapping Paper
History
A Brief History of Black Friday
Food
Why We Eat What We Eat On Thanksgiving
Sports
11 Defunct Franchise Names Washington’s Football Team Can Use
Big Question
Why Are Puppies Born With Their Eyes Closed?
Sports
A Closer Look at the World Series Trophy
Food
The Genius Who Invented Brunch
Fun
The Most Popular Halloween Costumes (1985-1993)
Sports
19 Sports Injuries Weirder Than Nate Burleson's
List
Who Is Dalton Trumbo? 5 Facts About Bryan Cranston's Next Role
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