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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

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