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.
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
10 Game-Changing Facts About the Nintendo 64
How 7 Famous Movie Special Effects Sequences Were Created
See What 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Looked Like Without Its Visual Effects
What Do the Different Uniform Colors Mean on Star Trek?
Mario Will Star in Nintendo's First Traditional Smartphone Game
The Mystery Behind the Ending of 'The Thing' Might Have Finally Been Solved
Why Are Movie Previews Called 'Trailers'?
8 Milestone Presidential Campaign Ads and How They Impacted the Election
The Real-Life Inspirations Behind 8 Memorable Cartoon Characters
Gamers Find More Species of Life in 'No Man's Sky' Than Actually Exist on Earth
'Rocko's Modern Life' Is Returning As a TV Movie On Nickelodeon
11 Stupefying Facts About 'The Ren & Stimpy Show'
6 Notoriously Bad Superhero Movies With Higher Rotten Tomatoes Scores Than 'Suicide Squad'
What Virtual Reality Gaming Looked Like in 'Nintendo Power' in 1995
Before He Became President, Abraham Lincoln Was a Wrestling Champion
How a 1928 Silent Film Influenced the Creation of the Joker
How 'Star Trek' Boldly Made The Split Infinitive Acceptable
Dan Aykroyd's Abandoned 'Ghostbusters' Sequel Featured A Trip To Hell And Donald Trump (Kinda)
The Original 'Star Trek' Movie Script Featured Captain Kirk Punching Jesus


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