Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Ansel Adams
History
5 Things You Didn't Know About Josephine Baker
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe
History
Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919
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9 Holiday Characters From Around the World
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5 Fabulous Facts About Jackie Kennedy
Sports
Why Do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?
History
5 Things You Might Not Know About Abraham Zapruder
The Presidents
Billy Beer: The Reason Billy Carter Quit Drinking
History
Glory Day: Lancaster's Brief Stint as Our Nation's Capital
History
September 11th and the Hospitable People of Gander, Newfoundland
Movies
13 Hitchcock Films That Were Never Made
Sports
10 Sports Cut From The Olympics
Sports
Eric the Eel: The Olympic Swimmer Who'd Never Been in an Olympic-Size Pool
Sports
13 Gold Medal-Worthy Olympic Stories
The Presidents
Robert Todd Lincoln: Harbinger of Presidential Death
History
No Thanks: Why Denver Turned Down the 1976 Olympics
History
The Stories Behind Graduation Traditions
Food
11 Freshly Baked Facts About Pepperidge Farm
History
New Math: The Time Indiana Tried to Change Pi to 3.2
Fun
11 Dads of Famous Juniors
Big Question
What Happens to Leftover Campaign Funds When a Candidate Drops Out?
Food
How 8 Famous Cheeses Got Their Names
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The Men Behind Your Favorite Liquors
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10 People Who Switched Careers After 50 (and Thrived!)
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11 Essential Talking Points for Mount Rushmore Enthusiasts
Big Question
What Is Boxing Day?
Food
Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Eggnog
Sports
Who Was Heisman and Why Does He Have a Trophy?
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The Stories Behind 11 Famous Cocktails
History
8 Creative Ways People Went Over the Berlin Wall
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11 Handy Facts About Leatherman Tools
History
7 Wildly Successful People Who Survived Bankruptcy
History
9 Strange Courtship Rituals From Around the World
Animals
How Seeing Eye Dogs Found Their Way to America
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6 Constitutional Amendments That Just Missed the Cut
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The Stories Behind 15 Celebrity Stage Names
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14 Bizarre College Donations and the Strings Attached
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7 Historical Bans on Smoking
History
5 Things You Should Know About Robert Todd Lincoln
Booze
A Brief History of Rum—and 11 Kinds You Should be Drinking
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6 Perfectly Arranged Facts About Martha Stewart
History
Why Engagement Rings Are Made With Diamonds
Movies
What 20 Famous Characters Look Like Without Masks
Animals
How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names
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10 Things Walmart Has Yanked Off the Shelf
Sports
4 Cases of All-Star Voter Fraud
History
How 9 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent The Rest of Their Lives
Sports
7 Burning Belmont Questions
History
How to Fly the American Flag
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