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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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How 16 Electronics Companies Got Their Names
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Grace Kelly
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19 Unusual Sports Injuries (Including 'Too Much GameBoy')
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If the U.S. Stopped Importing Oil, How Quickly Would We Run Out?
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10 Sports Terms Named for People
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Cary Grant
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Anyone for Tennis? 7 Wimbledon Questions Answered
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Getting to Know Talk Radio's Biggest Stars
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Rocket Baby
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5 Streaks of Futility (And How They Finally Ended)
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Wilt Chamberlain
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Where Are They Now? NBA Draft Busts
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Surprising Facts About 15 Bestselling Authors
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Bronson
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The mental_floss Guide to the U.S. Open
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Where Are These Thousand Islands? The Origins of 7 Condiments & Sauces
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3 Dearly Departed Amusement Parks
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Wedding Registries That Don't Include Gravy Boats
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5 Things You Didn't Know About John Cazale
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Non-Streaking Fans Who Stormed the Field of Play
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The Early Jobs of 13 Political Icons
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Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: What's the Difference?
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10 Brilliant (Or Puzzling) Baseball Stadium Promotions
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Why does Cuba let the U.S. keep a military base on its soil?
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Washington's Shaky Search for a Second Chief Justice
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The 5pm Quiz: Mr. Burns' Softball All-Stars
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5 Times Drug Companies Promised Too Much (Or Explained Too Little)
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How Ex-Vice Presidents Make Ends Meet
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The Stories Behind Graduation Traditions
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4 Wildly Illegal College Recruiting Scandals
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Upset Specials: 7 Stunners Not Involving Joe Namath, Buster Douglas or Cold War-era Olympic Hockey
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The 5pm Quiz: Super Nintendo
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7 Things You Should Know About The Kentucky Derby
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10 More Politicians Who Changed Parties
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8 Obscure Rules From the World of Sports
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Where Are They Now? 13 NFL Draft Busts
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8 Countries & States That Moved Their Capitals
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13 Patent-Holding Celebrity Inventors
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Why Can't I Use My Cell Phone On An Airplane?
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The Stories Behind 8 Championship Trophies
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The 5pm Quiz: Name That Candy Bar
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5 Travel Destinations for Super-Adventurous Tourists
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The Two-handed Bowl and other Revolutionary Sports Techniques
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Why Don't School Buses Have Seat Belts?
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7 Ridiculous Products Licensed by Major League Baseball
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5 Other Kinds of Sniffing Dogs
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What's a Ute? How 22 Tourney-Bound Schools Got Their Nicknames
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Tear Down the Goalposts With Care: 7 Injuries to Spectators
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Can You Buy a Space Shuttle? (And 7 More Shuttle FAQs)
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11 Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer
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