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.

Sally Died of Dysentery: A History of The Oregon Trail
Why Did We Start Wearing Pants?
The Computer Virus That Brought Down Whac-A-Mole
The One Phrase Disney Theme Park Characters Aren't Allowed to Say
This Fashion-Friendly Hospital Gown Will Preserve Your Modesty
25 Things You Might Not Know About the Birds in Your Backyard
The UK’s First Polar Bear Cub in 25 Years Was Just Born in Scotland
When Lewis Carroll Was Suspected of Being Jack the Ripper
A Juicy History of Steak-Umm
Exploding Pants Were a Problem in 1930s New Zealand
Meet Pooh: The Bionic Cat Making History in Bulgaria
The Animal Most Likely to Kill You in Each State
Why Do Honeycrisp Apples Cost So Much?
10 Things You Might Not Know About J.D. Salinger
You Can Still Visit This Forgotten Flintstones Theme Park in Arizona
5 Questions to Ask Your Auto Mechanic
The One Word You Should Never Use When Apologizing
Why the Concorde (And Supersonic Flight) Never Took Off
Meet the Smart Bed That Stops You From Snoring
Goldfish Can Get Depressed, Too
What Gives Qizai the Brown Panda His Unique Color?
The Paris Photographer Who Matches People to Paintings
A Look at the World's Only Underwater Post Office
The Bittersweet Story Behind A Very Special Christmas
11 Gifts for the Movie Fanatic
The Bizarre Kidnapping Mystery That Stunned the 1910s South
Before Bitcoin: The Rise and Fall of Flooz E-Currency
11 Events Correctly Predicted by The Simpsons
The Man Who Killed Santa Claus
12 Gifts for the 'Star Wars' Fan
A.C. Gilbert, the Toymaker Who (Actually) Saved Christmas 
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
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


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