Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

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
6 College Perks That Might Make You Jealous
7 Fantasy Camps Where You Can Live The Dream
Where Are They Now? WWF Superstars
Lunchtime Quiz: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Management Styles of the Rich and Fictional
9 People, Places & Things That Changed Their Names
8 Players Banned From Baseball Not Named Pete Rose
8 Successful People Grateful They Got Canned
5 Celebrity Kidnapping Plots
"Tails," Mickey Rourke, Palin 2012 & Other Things You Can Bet On
What Else Is On Super Bowl Sunday?
Besides Handing Out Oscars, What Does the Academy Do?
Where Does Google Store All Those Servers?
Reviewing The Wrestling Album
Who Pays for the Obama Family's Food?
What happens if we run out of seeds?
Dead Pigeons, The Kid from Jerry Maguire & Other Past Inauguration Guests
Where the heck are our hydrogen-powered cars?
How Ex-Vice Presidents Made Ends Meet
6 Unusual Things Owned by Newspapers
5 Leagues That Didn't Make It
10 Bizarre Athlete Superstitions
6 Presidential Siblings and the Headaches They Caused
5 Bowl Games With Peculiar Corporate Sponsors
What Your Favorite Teams Were Almost Called
Who Was Ponzi & What Was His Scheme?
4 More Examples of American Political Corruption
13 Curious Clauses in Baseball Contracts
6 of History's Greatest Losers
5 Holiday Shopping Pitfalls to Avoid
A Brief History of Stadium Naming Rights
Why do the Lions & Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?
4 Heartbreaking (or Miraculous) Moments in Gambling History
'Job Night,' 'Home School Night' & Other Offbeat NBA Promotions
The Bizarre History of White House Pets
5 Notably Terrible Sports Video Games
4 Extravagant College Boosters
How Ex-Presidents & Prime Ministers Make Their Money
Basketball's Best-Kept Secret: Revealed!
A Brief History of Newspaper Endorsements
6 Notable Goldman Sachs Alums (Who Made Their Mark Elsewhere)
12 Unusual College Football Trophies
6 American Athletes Who Found Stardom Abroad
Getting to Know the FDIC


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