Jay Serafino

Jay Serafino is a writer and editor for mental_floss. He is an indoor enthusiast, who has written extensively on movies, television, comic books, and history. He also might be the only person in New Jersey with tattoos of Teddy Roosevelt and the Green Lantern on the same arm.
'Hidden Figures' Is Now This Year's Highest-Grossing Best Picture Nominee
Facebook’s ‘Customer Service Number’ Can Lead to a Scam
Theory Claims Super Bowl Winners Can Predict the Stock Market
There's a Wire Above Manhattan That You've Probably Never Noticed
'Apocalypse Now' Video Game Hits Kickstarter With Cooperation From Francis Ford Coppola
Twinkies Ice Cream Arrives Just in Time to Ruin Your New Year Diet
Jon Hamm Is Being Turned Into a Hologram for the Sundance Film Festival
14 Facts About 'Where's Waldo?'
'The Jeff Goldblum Activity Book' Is Just as Quirky as You'd Expect
This Phishing Scam Is Targeting Gmail Accounts by Posing as Your Contacts
7 Things We Know About the Nintendo Switch
A 1950s TV Show Featured a Character Named Trump Who Wanted to Build a Huge Wall
Hackers Find a Way to Add More Games to the NES Classic
Alexa Now Offers Voice-Controlled Food Delivery From Amazon Restaurants
Could Living Near a Highway Increase Your Risk of Dementia?
Fisher-Price Wants to Give Tablet-Obsessed Kids a Workout With Their New “Toy” Exercise Bike
LEGO BOOST Brings Toys to Life by Teaching Kids How to Code
NASA Dropped a Mixtape to Recap 2016's Biggest Space Achievements
Facebook Censors Image of Nude Neptune Statue
Did Monica and Chandler From 'Friends' Move Into the 'Home Alone' House?
Domino's Debuts a "Wipeable" Onesie to Protect Your Clothes From Pizza Stains
Are These Tiny Robots the Solution to the World's Bee Problem?
How Much Money Would the Ghostbusters' Business Actually Be Worth?
Taco Bell Is Testing Loaded French Fries in California
Someone Set Up a GoFundMe Page to Protect Betty White From 2016
IBM and Rice University Team Up on a Robot to Care for the Elderly
As Japan's Population Shrinks, Robot Babies Are Gaining Popularity
'Double Dragon IV' Is Coming to PS4 and Steam on January 30
Church Accidentally Prints the Lyrics to Tupac's 'Hail Mary' Instead of the Prayer
This Tiny PC Runs Windows 10, Costs Less Than $250, and Fits in Your Pocket
Amazon and Google Are Offering $0.99 Movie Rentals
The Origins Behind 8 'Star Wars' Character and Species Names
No NES Classic? RetroEngine Sigma Promises Decades of Classic Video Games
The Hottest Star Wars Toy for Christmas in 1977 Was an Empty Box
5 Can't-Miss Movies Coming to Netflix in December
New Art Project Allows People to Adopt Pieces of Space Junk That Will Tweet at Them
The Abandoned 'Dark Crystal' Sequel Is Being Turned Into a Comic Book
8 Major Changes From the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Drafts
Father Pens Spot-On Response to Son's Permission Slip to Read Fahrenheit 451
Ryan Reynolds Pens Hilarious 'Deadpool' Awards Campaign Letter to Voters
Watch the Shockwave Caused by This Hammer Breaking a Mirror in Slow Motion
DC Heroes and Villains Come Together for a New Line of Christmas Sweaters
Nintendo's Long-Forgotten Power Line Returns Alongside the NES Classic Edition Launch
The Presidential Candidate Who Campaigned From His Porch
Marvel's First Live-Action 'Dr. Strange' Adaptation Was a Failed 1978 TV Pilot
You've Got Mail: A History of AOL's Free Trial CDs
The Stories Behind 8 Horror Movie Masks
5 Bulletproof Facts About Marvel's Luke Cage
Retrobituaries: Raymond Scott, Avant-Garde Creator of Classic Cartoon Music
6 Early Versions of Classic Movies
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