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,, and a slew of health and fitness-related publications.

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


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