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Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

11 High School Dropouts Who Found Success Anyway
Wacky Tales from Olympics Past
The Men Behind the Tools
Lunchtime Quiz: Restaurants of Celebrity Chefs
5 Things You Didn't Know About Dave Brubeck
What's in a Name?
Lunchtime Quiz: Home Sweet Home Market
The Surprising Voices Behind Cartoon Characters
5 Things You Didn't Know About Cher
How 13 More Great American Cities Got Their Names
From Hippo Vaughn to Shoeless Joe Jackson: The Origins of 17 Classic Baseball Nicknames
A Brief History of Presidential Memoirs
7 Famous People Teaching Courses This Year
8 Alternative Fantasy Leagues
11 Freshly Baked Facts About Pepperidge Farm
12 Celebrity Professors
The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine
5 Things You Didn't Know About John Tyler
4 Famous People Convicted of Perjury
How 17 Great American Cities Got Their Names
By the Handbook: 9 Unusual College Policies
Initials That Meant More Than They Realized
5 Things You Didn't Know About Glenn "Pop" Warner
Why Are So Many Asteroids Named For Celebrities?
Medicine Cabinet Etymology: 12 Product Names Explained
Spell It Out: 16 Abbreviated Company Names Explained
5 Things You Didn't Know About Ian Fleming
Where Did 'Pringles' Come From? The Stories Behind 7 Salty Snacks
5 Things You Didn't Know About Katharine Graham
Oh, the Places Your Ashes Will Go!
Beyond Kickball: 10 Specialized Summer Camps
How 10 Sugary Treats Got Their Names
Ghost Writers: The Surprising Names Behind 10 Famous Works
5 Things You Didn't Know About Bill W.
The Historic Roots of 7 Styles of Brew
What 20 Famous Characters Look Like Without Masks
Reagan and Ford Considered a Co-Presidency in 1980
How 7 Summer Barbecue Staples Got Their Names
5 Things You Didn't Know About Stephen Hawking
The 5pm Quiz: High Fashion at the NBA Draft
A Brief and Incomplete Scouting Report on Algeria
How Do You Decaffeinate Coffee Beans?
Merv Griffin's $80 Million Lullaby & More Tales of Music Royalties
Are Tomatoes Fruits or Vegetables?
Make-A-Wish: Turning Kids Into Superheroes, Ice Cream Men & More
What Makes #2 Pencils So Special?
9 Copyrights That Were Donated to Charity
5 Things You Didn't Know About Salmon Chase
Spell It Out: 16 Abbreviated Company Names Explained
7 Historical Bans on Smoking
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