Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a senior staff writer for Mental Floss. 

A History of Iron-On Transfers for T-Shirts
Every Upcoming Marvel Movie Release Date for 2021 and Beyond
A Scandalous History of Speedos
Steven Seagal's 'Bulletproof' Arizona Home Is for Sale
Cats Even Love Imaginary Boxes
11 Actors Who Played Their Own Relatives
A Chicken Wing Shortage Is Upon Us
15 Facts About Agatha Christie
The Reason Hotel Sheets and Towels Are White
Why Do Some Dogs Have a Pocket in Their Ears?
'Threads': The 1984 BBC Movie That Shocked Viewers
A Rare Calico Lobster Found Its Way to a Virginia Red Lobster
The (Sort of) True Story Behind 'The Blob'
16 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees
How to Make Your Socks Last Longer
The Only House on a Small Rhode Island Landmass Can Be Yours
Why Transporting Rhinos Upside-Down Is 'Vital' to Their Conservation
How Do Self-Cleaning Ovens Work?
JNCO Jeans: A Brief History
Dormie, the Dog Who Went on Trial for Cat Murder
McJordan Special: When McDonald's Served Up a Michael Jordan Burger
The Reason Why Aluminum Bats Aren't Allowed in MLB
8 Facts About Movie Theater Snacks
5 Things to Know About Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card
One Bad Review Sinks 'Citizen Kane' on Rotten Tomatoes
10 Fascinating Facts About J.D. Salinger
The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Why Do We Say Something Is 'Brand-New' or 'Brand-Spanking New'?
10 of the Most Valuable Modern Sports Rookie Cards
Books That Will (Probably) Never Be Printed Again
A History of Fire Poles, and Why They're Now Disappearing
Why Do We Call Kindergarten 'Kindergarten'?
Why Do Movie Trailers Give So Much Away?
The Reason Why Dogs Go Wild After a Bath
The 12 Best TV Shows on Amazon's Prime Video Right Now
A Brief History of 'Unsolved Mysteries'
When Dr. Demento Ruled the Airwaves
Smartwool Apparel Company Will Turn Your Old Socks into Dog Beds
Why Do We Celebrate Earth Day On April 22?
6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Put in the Dishwasher
Why Do Retail Stores Have Such High Ceilings?
Surprising Facts About Jane Austen
Why Do Dresses and Jeans Have Fake Pockets?
How an Octopus Regrows Its Arms
When United Airlines Promoted Men-Only Flights
The UK Is Facing a Garden Gnome Shortage
Why Cats Like to Chew on Plastic—and How to Stop Them
Why Some Businesses Refer to Customers as 'Guests'
A Ketchup Packet Shortage Is Squeezing America
Remembering David Manning, Sony's Fake Film Critic


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