Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

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