Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

Are Tomatoes Fruits or Vegetables?
Make-A-Wish: Turning Kids Into Superheroes, Ice Cream Men & More
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
Stud or Dud? The High Stakes World of Racehorse Ownership
10 More Weird Clauses in Sports Contracts
9 Shameless Abuses of Diplomatic Immunity
19 Weird Clauses in Baseball Contracts
12 Specialized Government-Run Police Forces
7 Really Tiny Towns
5 Things You Didn't Know About Kelsey Grammer
Census Questions: A Once-a-Decade FAQ
How To Get Yourself on a Postage Stamp
How 14 Car Companies Got Their Names
In 1994 Kentucky Tweaked Its Logo, Which Some Considered Too Phallic
5 Things You Don't Know About 5 Pro Wrestlers
7 Stories The National Enquirer Actually Got Right
5 Things You Didn't Know About Martha Stewart
Jayhawks, Hoyas & Owls (Oh My!): How 21 Schools Got Their Nicknames
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The East
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The Midwest
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The West
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The South
5 Things You Didn't Know About Quincy Jones
11 (Extra) Special Collections in University Libraries
4 Races Around the World
7 Super Expensive Alternatives to Grocery Store Brands
Sweet Action: 8 Big Bets Made by Famous People
Team Canada's Legally Blind Cross-Country Skier
Not Quite Medal-Worthy: 7 Winter Demonstration Sports
Brother Against Brother: The Great Confederate Snowball Fight
The Post-Olympic Careers of 16 Medal Winners
Double Trouble: The Two U.S. Olympic Hockey Teams of 1948
Our Favorite Olympians: Eric Moussambani, Equatorial Guinea
What's the Difference? Winter Olympic Sports
5 Things You Didn't Know About George Plimpton
7 Dubious Ways to Gain an Olympic Edge
5 Things You Didn't Know About Pete Rozelle
Who Invented the Gatorade Shower?
Where Are They Now? Super Bowl Heroes (And Goats)
The Origins of 10 Winter Olympic Sports
How Did Cameron Get an Indoor Stadium? The Names Behind 12 College Arenas
5 Things You Didn't Know About Margaret Thatcher
The Origins of 9 Charities Named After People
18 Airports Named After People (Including a Cartoonist)
A $100,000 Bill? The Story Behind Large-Denomination Currency
5 Things You Didn't Know About Wayne Newton
16 Attractions Open Christmas Day
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