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