Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

10 Questionable Pieces of Advice from Emily Post
9/11 and the Kindness of Gander, Newfoundland
Wacky Moments from Olympic Games Past
13 Medal-Worthy Olympic Stories
Tug-of-War Used to Be an Olympic Sport
5 Memorable Moments from Olympic Opening Ceremonies
5 Fascinating Facts About Vladimir Nabokov
5 Things You Didn't Know About John Tyler
20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors
11 Notable Presidential Pardons
How 14 Car Companies Got Their Names
8 Sparkling Facts About Champagne
What Is Boxing Day?
Why Do the Lions and Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?
Why We Eat Certain Foods on Thanksgiving
FAQs: The U.S. Electoral College
The Time Larry David Saved a Man from the Death Penalty
Janis Joplin's Hard-Partying Wake
Josephine Baker Facts
Facts About Sally Ride
Bing Crosby Facts
Great Depression Success Stories
What Does 'State of Emergency' Really Mean?
Gracie Allen and the Surprise Party
Unusual College Majors
What Happens to Leftover Campaign Funds When a Candidate Drops Out?
Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford Considered a Co-Presidency in 1980
Edgar Allan Poe Facts
Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919
A Brief History of Champagne
Grace Kelly Facts
5 Fabulous Facts About Jackie Kennedy
What Exactly Is the Heat Index?
7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
5 Surprising Facts About Jacques Cousteau
15 Famous People Who Used to Teach
5 Things You Didn't Know About Shirley Temple
A Brief History of the State of the Union Address
Who Was Heisman and Why Does He Have a Trophy?
A Brief History of Black Friday
A Brief History of Zubaz
4 Old Men Who Played College Football
The Dog Who Saved the World Cup for England
5 Things You Might Not Know About Henry Kissinger
What Makes #2 Pencils So Special?
Sergeant Stubby: The Drool Sergeant of World War I
5 Things You Didn't Know About Pat Sajak
5 Things You Might Not Know About Wallis Simpson
Why is the Drinking Age 21?
Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?


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