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Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a writer, editor, and curator of fine comic strip art. (Except Garfield.) His byline can be found within the pages of The New York Times, ESPN.com, Wired.com and a slew of health and fitness-related publications.

A.C. Gilbert, the Toymaker Who (Actually) Saved Christmas 
Reminder: Neglecting to Water Your Christmas Tree Could Be Hazardous
Thin Ice: The Bizarre Boxing Career of Tonya Harding
How This Underground Urban Farm in Stockholm Will Heat the Building Above It
7 Famous Actors Who Starred in Obscure Short Films
The 10 Most Bizarre Objects That Have Fallen to Earth
Paul McCartney's Long-Lost Christmas Album Surfaces Online
Ho, No: Christmas Trees Will Be Expensive and Scarce This Year
The Dark Side: An Oral History of The Star Wars Holiday Special
Should You Worry About the Insects Living in Your Christmas Tree?
6 Ways Movies Subtly Distort Reality
Your Apple Watch Can Now Be Paired With an FDA-Approved EKG Monitor
14 Fun Facts About A Charlie Brown Christmas
Finally! Converse Introduces Weatherproof Chuck Taylors
Now You Can Binge-Watch Apple Support Videos on YouTube
A Short and Sweet History of the Whitman's Sampler
Here's Why You Really Don't Want a Fly Landing on Your Food
15 Mysterious Facts About Agatha Christie
10 Adorable Facts About Cabbage Patch Kids
8 Death-Defying Facts About Super Dave Osborne
11 Savvy Gifts for the Gym-Goer
12 Secrets of FedEx Delivery Drivers
A Speedy History of the Hess Truck
What's the Difference Between Stuffing and Dressing?
How Mammoth Poop Gave Us Pumpkin Pie
Amsterdam is Turning Plastic Trash Into 3D-Printed Furniture
A Secret Room Full of Michelangelo's Sketches Will Soon Open in Florence
This AI Tool Will Help You Write a Winning Resume
Owning a Dog May Add Years to Your Life, Study Shows
Why Don't We Eat Turkey Tails?
Oral History: Tickle Me Elmo Turns 21
High-Tech Skyscrapers Could be Built with Low-Tech Wood
9 Things You Might Not Know About 'Macho Man' Randy Savage
This Living Wallpaper Uses Bacteria to Generate Electricity
To Boldly Go: The Science Behind Pooping in Space
11 Brilliant Gifts for the Coffee (or Tea) Enthusiast in Your Life
When Nancy Reagan Told Kids to ‘Just Say No’
How a Rain-Soaked Seattle Bookstore Helped Invent the School Backpack
Here's What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
Remembering WKRP's 'Turkeys Away'
Sam Adams's New $200 Beer Might Be Illegal in Your State
9 Unbreakable Facts About Dolph Lundgren
The FDA Has a Warning for People Who Love Black Licorice
A Pizzeria Owner's Bizarre Plot to Capture the Zodiac Killer
New York City Will Now Allow You to Dance Without a License
How 17th Century Polish Villagers Warded Off Vampires
Brown vs. White Rice: Which Is Healthier?
What's the Difference Between a Contest and a Sweepstakes?
The Highs and Lows of the Dell Dude
Every Laser-Cut 'Geode' Jigsaw Puzzle is One of a Kind
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