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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

Article
This Is a Food
List
Sweet Action: 8 Big Bets Made by Famous People
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How to Hire a Hitman: 11 Fascinating Search Suggestions From Google
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Eye for an Eye: The Punishments of 8 Political Assassins
Article
Why Is a $100,000 Bill on a Billboard in New York?
List
11 Antiquated "P" Words From the American Slang Dictionary
List
10 Emily Post Tips on Things Like Dressing to Meet the Pope and Shooing Away Drunks
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Are Teenage Trick-or-Treaters Breaking the Law?
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The Time Notre Dame Played the New York Giants (for the Unemployed!)
List
9 Presidential Candidates Who Weren't Great Students
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The Food Pyramid's Circular Ancestor
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4 Old Men Who Played College Football
Big Question
Why Are Textbooks So Expensive?
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What Does "State of Emergency" Really Mean?
List
5 Things You Didn't Know About Orson Welles
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Debt Free Zone: How Liechtenstein Manages to Live Within Its Means
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4 Regular People Who Negotiated High-Profile Surrenders
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Two Rules Named After Deion Sanders
History
The Disastrous North Pole Balloon Mission of 1897
Big Question
What Does '100% Juice' Mean?
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That Time in 1979 When the U.S. Government Defaulted
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The Fontastic Stories Behind 5 Common Typefaces
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Johnny Cash and a Delightful New Child Star in Door-to-Door Maniac
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Bryan Cranston
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Muzak History: The Background Story on Background Music
Words
20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors
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What Is the Iowa Straw Poll?
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How 8 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent The Rest of Their Lives
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Those Aren't Your Father's Fireworks
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Our Favorite Opening Paragraph in the History of Journalism
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3 People Who Talked Down Potential Jumpers
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The Worst First Pick in Basketball History
Music
It's a Steal! How Columbia House Made Money Giving Away Music
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Mo Willems and The State
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Stanley Cup Shenanigans: XXXXX Marks the Spot
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Would a Dingo Really Eat Your Baby?
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They Shouldn't Have Put a Ring on It: The NCAA and Ring Repossession
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Going Out With a Bang: Janis Joplin's Hard-Partying Wake
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Hakeem Olajuwon's Phantom Quadruple-Double
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Why Michael Jordan's Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game
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Seawise Giant: You Can't Keep a Good Ship Down
List
10 Interesting Numbers in American Culture (Plus or Minus a Few)
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Judge Wapner
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What Does the FCC's Equal-Time Rule Actually Say?
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5 Things You Didn't Know About John Candy
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Explaining SPF (And Why Sunscreen Should Be Measured by the Shot)
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How the People of Green Bay Came to Own the Packers
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Bad Girls Club: Women of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List
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4 Wildly Successful Companies Started by Stay-at-Home Moms
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Making Money: Currency in the Confederate States
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