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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Jonas Salk
Big Question
Why Do Fake Phone Numbers Start With 555?
Music
The Time John Fogerty Was Sued for Ripping Off John Fogerty
Article
How Are Q Scores Calculated?
Article
What Made The AK-47 So Popular?
Article
Who Was Walter Reed?
Article
Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?
List
5 Things You Didn't Know About Duncan Hines
Article
What Happened to the NIT?
Article
Why Are Michigan's Bottle Deposits So High?
Article
Fordlandia: Henry Ford's Ill-Fated Foray Into the Brazilian Jungle
List
7 College Cheating Scandals
Article
The Beanie Babies Bubble
Article
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southeast)
Article
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southwest)
Article
Hands Across America: 25 Years Later
Article
Scab Story: The 1987 NFL Strike
Article
Who Exactly Is J.D. Power?
Article
Pulling You Back In: A Godfather III FAQ
Article
5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Lindbergh
Article
How Do TV Sweeps Periods Work?
Article
Wearing the Other Team's Colors Can Cost You Your Job
Article
How (and Why) Are Black and White Films Colorized?
Article
A Brief History of Nerf (or Nothin')
Article
They Buy Gold: A Brief History of Pawn Shops
Food
The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit
Big Question
Why Are Coupons Worth 1/100th of a Cent?
Article
5 Things You Didn't Know About Winston Churchill
Article
Bowling For No Dollars: College Bowl Game Economics
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5 Unique Road Races
Article
The Road to Street Sign Standardization
Article
White House Celebrity Santas of the 1980s
Article
Fuzzy Math: How College Football's Champs Were Chosen
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Know Your Labels: The Stories Behind 5 California Wine Brands
Article
Why Do The Lions & Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?
Article
Why Can't You Start a Rival Post Office?
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10 Buildings Shaped Like What They Sell
Article
Party Poopers: Presidents Who Faced Stiff Primary Challenges
Article
5 Things You Didn't Know About Nolan Bushnell
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Digest This: 9 Celebrities Who've Written Cookbooks
Article
The Salacious (But Suitable-For-Work) Story of Sex.com
Article
Trick or Treat: Is There Poison in Your Pixy Stix?
List
7 Scary Monsters Some People Think Exist
The Presidents
A Brief History of Billy Beer
List
4 Unappetizing Product Launch Disasters
Article
5 Things You Didn't Know About Maya Lin
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10 Cocktails Named After Famous People
Article
5 Things You Didn't Know About Henry Kissinger
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In the Beginning: The Origins of 9 Cat Breeds
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11 High School Dropouts Who Found Success Anyway
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