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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.

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
Our Antidepressants Are Harming Marine Animals
These Evil Dead 2 Comics Will Look Groovy on Your Bookshelf
The World's Most Expensive House Will Set You Back $410 Million
Annie Taylor, the First Person to Cheat Death Over Niagara Falls
Environmental Pollution is Deadlier Than Smoking, War, and Hunger, Experts Find
How to Carve a Pumpkin—And Not Injure Yourself in the Process
Why Do Cats Freak Out After Pooping?
13 Secrets of Halloween Costume Designers
The Little-Known History of Fruit Roll-Ups
Hey, Vern: It's the Ernest P. Worrell Story
The Simpsons's Classic Baseball Episode Gets the Mockumentary Treatment
The Man Behind the Alien-Themed Haunted House That Terrorized 1970s Burbank
25 Brilliant Halloween Life Hacks
You Can Now Order Food Through Facebook
Grand Central Terminal is Hosting a Film Festival of its Own Cameos
How Jimmy Buffett Turned 'Margaritaville' Into a Way of Life
How to Make Sure Your Child’s Halloween Costume is Safe
The Time Freddy Krueger Became a Nightmare for Will Smith
The iMac Was Almost Called the MacMan
Netflix's Most Popular Show Might Surprise You
The 10 Best Scary Movies on Netflix Right Now
Get IKEA's New Pet Furniture Collection for Not a Lot of Scratch
6 Facts About William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
Should You Feed Your Pets Pumpkin?
10 Things We Learned From Vanilla Ice's 1990 Autobiography, Ice by Ice
Chew on These 5 Facts About Rocky Mountain Oysters
8 Strange Items Surgeons Have Removed From People's Bodies
This Concrete Block Makes a Fine Espresso
8 Bizarre Creatures That Have Washed Ashore
I, Darwin: An Oral History of the IKEA Monkey
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