Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

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

3 People Who Talked Down Potential Jumpers
The Worst First Pick in Basketball History
It's a Steal! How Columbia House Made Money Giving Away Music
Mo Willems and The State
Stanley Cup Shenanigans: XXXXX Marks the Spot
Would a Dingo Really Eat Your Baby?
They Shouldn't Have Put a Ring on It: The NCAA and Ring Repossession
Hakeem Olajuwon's Phantom Quadruple-Double
Why Michael Jordan's Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game
Seawise Giant: You Can't Keep a Good Ship Down
10 Interesting Numbers in American Culture (Plus or Minus a Few)
5 Things You Didn't Know About Judge Wapner
What Does the FCC's Equal-Time Rule Actually Say?
5 Things You Didn't Know About John Candy
Explaining SPF (And Why Sunscreen Should Be Measured by the Shot)
How the People of Green Bay Came to Own the Packers
Bad Girls Club: Women of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List
4 Wildly Successful Companies Started by Stay-at-Home Moms
Making Money: Currency in the Confederate States
5 Things You Didn't Know About Jonas Salk
Why Do Fake Phone Numbers Start With 555?
The Time John Fogerty Was Sued for Ripping Off John Fogerty
How Are Q Scores Calculated?
What Made The AK-47 So Popular?
Who Was Walter Reed?
Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?
5 Things You Didn't Know About Duncan Hines
What Happened to the NIT?
Why Are Michigan's Bottle Deposits So High?
Fordlandia: Henry Ford's Ill-Fated Foray Into the Brazilian Jungle
7 College Cheating Scandals
The Beanie Babies Bubble
How the NCAA Made Robert Parish Disappear
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southeast)
The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southwest)
Hands Across America: 25 Years Later
Scab Story: The 1987 NFL Strike
Who Exactly Is J.D. Power?
Pulling You Back In: A Godfather III FAQ
5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Lindbergh
How Do TV Sweeps Periods Work?
Wearing the Other Team's Colors Can Cost You Your Job
How (and Why) Are Black and White Films Colorized?
A Brief History of Nerf (or Nothin')
They Buy Gold: A Brief History of Pawn Shops
The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit
Why Are Coupons Worth 1/100th of a Cent?
5 Things You Didn't Know About Winston Churchill
Bowling For No Dollars: College Bowl Game Economics
5 Unique Road Races


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