Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

A Brief History of the October Surprise
7 Athletes Who Went Directly To Jail
7 Crafty Zoo Escapes
Money for (Practically) Nothing: 4 Very Big Paychecks for Very Little Work
Money for (Practically) Nothing: 4 Very Big Paychecks for Very Little Work
A Brief History of Stadium Naming Rights
5 Ad Campaigns that Failed Quickly (or Spectacularly)
The mental_floss Guide to the Ryder Cup
An Unofficial Guide to Life as a Ref
What's a Trade Secret? (And What Would Happen if You Stole The Colonel's?)
7 Unsung Events That Deserve Your Attention
Labor Day Quiz Marathon: Athlete Tattoos
12 Unusual College Football Trophies
The Post-Olympic Lives of 15 Great Athletes
Strange Paths to Multiple Medals
5 October Surprises From Past Presidential Elections
Past Olympic Venues: What Are They Now?
5 Famed Retired Corporate Mascots
7 Things to Know About Sarkozy
5 Athletes Who Struggled as Politicians
6 Presidential Siblings and the Headaches They Caused
Olympics Loser Fights his Horse (and 5 other Unlikely Sports Brawls)
How Ex-Presidents and Prime Ministers Make their Money
Holiday Inn, Dial Soap & Other Famous Not-So-American Brands
7 Companies That Fired Their Spokesmen
7 Big Ticket Splurges on eBay
6 Obscure Sports To Try This Summer
Mutual Funds to Match Your Lifestyle
Upset Specials: 7 Stunners Not Involving Joe Namath, Buster Douglas or Cold War-era Olympic Hockey
What Makes a Whiskey Bourbon? (And Other Bourbon FAQs)
The mental_floss Guide to the U.S. Open
How Chuck Berry Became a Beach Boy (and other copyright infringement cases)
5 Sports Innovations That Didn't Quite Take
7 Things You Should Know About The Indy 500
4 Bold Business Scams (And Why They Failed Miserably)
5 Ghosts Haunting The Sports World
3 Bubbles That Burst
5 Sports Leagues That Didn't Make It
Is IKEA the World's Largest Charity?
8 Sports Your Dog Can Play
6 of Oprah's Famous Feuds
7 Famous Athletes Who Now Sell Food
6 Races That Make Marathons Look Wimpy
Alternative March Madnesses: 9 Tourneys TV Isn't Covering
NCAA Tournament Pitfalls to Avoid
8 Major Scandals from 8 Minor Sports
The 10 Most Bizarre Athlete Superstitions
Basketball's Best Kept Secret: Revealed
Upset Specials: 7 Stunners Not Involving Joe Namath, Buster Douglas or Cold War-era Olympic Hockey
2 Rings That Make Super Bowl Bling Look Common
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