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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

The Drool Sergeant of World War I
33 Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer
27 Celebrity Patent Holders
Where Are These Thousand Islands?
The Bizarre History of White House Pets
15 Companies That Originally Sold Something Else
Make this Drink to Celebrate National Rum Day
How the Temperance Movement Almost Killed Root Beer
The Time Larry David Saved a Man from the Death Penalty
9 Other Times Museum Patrons Mangled Works of Art
Boxers, Briefs or Loincloth? A Brief History of Men's Underwear
13 Medical Conditions Named After People
8 People Who Were Banned from Baseball
The Fish That Ate Japan
What Exactly Is the Heat Index?
We've Joined Forces With IFC on a Three Stooges Project
7 Other Crafty Zoo Escapes
The Not-So-Glamorous Early Jobs of 23 Famous People
5 Whiskeys That Make Good Father's Day Gifts
15 Famous People Who Used to Teach
Margaret Thatcher Did Not Require Any Karate Ladies for Protection
Why Is a Baker's Dozen 13?
Places That Could Use a Little mental_floss
12 of Wikipedia's Greatest Sentences
RIP Dave Brubeck: 5 Things You Might Not Know About the Jazz Legend
What Do Grandfathers Have to Do With Clocks?
How Far Can You Drive on Empty?
5 Heartbreaking (or Miraculous) Moments in Sports Betting History
The Non-Football Jobs of 12 Coaching Legends
How Secure Are Electronic Voting Machines?
Why Can't You Start Your Own Post Office?
10 Lost Treasures That Could Make You Very Rich
The Olympic Swimmer Who'd Never Been in an Olympic-Size Pool
5 Memorable Moments from Past Opening Ceremonies
13 Medal-Worthy Olympic Stories
5 Tips for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Party You're Probably Planning
How Smokey Bear Helped Win World War II
What Was the Jersey Devil?
Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?
Cheat Sheet: 17 Essential Talking Points on the Kentucky Derby
The Birth of the Phillie Phanatic
What Happened to the NIT?
John Cazale's Amazing Best Picture Streak
When Do Leap Day Babies Celebrate Birthdays in Non-Leap Years?
How Does Duty Free Work?
If the Cops Mistakenly Kick Down Your Door, Who Pays for the Damage?
Is Flipping a Coin Really a 50-50 Proposition?
Why Does New Hampshire Get to Hold the First Primary?
25 One-Word Answers to Very Important Questions
This Is a Food
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