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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.

List
6 Movie Sets That Could Have Killed Someone
List
6 People Who Can Cheat (Certain Kinds of) Death
Food
The Joy of Dishwasher Cooking
Big Question
How Far Can You Fall and Still Survive?
History
The POW Olympics of World War II
History
This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You
Movies
5 Movies That Got Their Filmmakers Arrested
List
7 People Who Broke Into Prison
History
How Nintendo Conquered Manhattan in 1985
History
6 Celebrities Rejected for Military Service
Comics
6 Comic Strips That Suddenly Turned Serious
List
7 Obscure Literary Devices
History
7 Highly Questionable Vintage Exercise Devices
101 Masterpieces
101 Masterpieces: 'The Twilight Zone'
TV
8 Bizarre Facts About Rod Serling and ‘The Twilight Zone’
Books
A Brief History of 'Choose Your Own Adventure'
Secrets Week
A Brief History of Jeopardy!
Weird Science
Building a Bear-Proof Suit
List
7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes
Q&A
Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson!
List
6 Actors Who Took Their Roles Off-Screen
List
7 Jobs Your Inner Child Would Love
Movies
5 Real-Life Battles Superman Fought (And Won)
List
8 Movies That Changed Movies
List
10 Remarkable Teachers for National Teacher Day
Slideshow
7 Movies That Sent People Running Out of Theaters
Slideshow
13 Things You Might Not Know About Costco
Slideshow
14 Freshly-Brewed Facts About Starbucks
Slideshow
14 Things You Might Not Know About Target
Slideshow
15 New Uses for Old VHS Tapes
Article
5 Movies Made for Strange Reasons
Article
5 Movies That Got Their Filmmakers Arrested
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