Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a senior staff writer for Mental Floss. 

The Reason Cars Have Carpeted Floors
The Reason Cats Like to Sleep at the Foot of Your Bed
Can Honey Go Bad?
Throwback: How 'The Sims' Made Gaming History
How Mayo Is Being Used to Save Sea Turtles
Buttergate Has Canadians Upset Over Their Buttery Spreads
The Reason You Should Never Spread Rock Salt on Concrete
14 Secrets of McDonald's Employees
The Reason Public Bathroom Stalls Have Gaps
Take a Tour of 1967's House of the Future
What Are Ice Volcanoes—and How Do They Form?
All-Season Tires vs. Snow Tires: What's the Difference?
Each State's Favorite Comfort Food, Mapped
The Best Movies On Disney+ Right Now
6 Things Once Banned From the White House
Pigs Can Be Taught to Play Video Games
The World's 20 Worst Cities for Rush Hour Traffic
When 'Circus of the Stars' Ruled Primetime
CDC Updates Mask Guidance, Recommends Tight and Layered Coverings
How Do Potholes Form?
Secrets of Comic Book Artists
A Collection of First Edition James Bond Books Is Selling for $600,000
How One Movie Theater's Mistake Changed 'Blade Runner' Forever
The History of A-ha's "Take on Me"
This Han Solo Carbonite Coffee Table Can Be Yours for $7500
Why Do Quarterbacks Say 'Hut'?
Rent a Private Island in West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park
Why February Was Chosen as Black History Month
Compostable vs. Biodegradable: What's the Difference?
Surprising Facts About Christian Bale
12 Common Reasons Your Car Won't Start
Does Double-Masking for Coronavirus Make Sense? We Asked an Expert
The Most Popular Movie the Year You Were Born
Where Did the Phrase 'Fall Off the Wagon' Originate?
Panera Has Made a Bread Bowl Glove to Keep Hands Warm
Surprising Facts About Paul Newman
The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses
15 Secrets of Forensic Artists
Remembering the Bizarre Chocolate Soda Craze of the 1980s
Watch: The Concorde and Supersonic Flight Take Off in 1976
The Reason Fire Trucks Have Chains Hanging From the Bottom
When Abraham Lincoln Tried His Hand at Being a True Crime Writer
The Ebony Anglers Are Changing the Face of Competitive Fishing
ColdSnap Wants to Be the Keurig of Ice Cream for Your Countertop
8 Things You Might Not Know About Andrew Johnson
Remembering Clara Peller, Wendy's 'Where's the Beef' Lady
How Martial Artists Get Hit in the Crotch Without Getting Hurt
How Martin Luther King Jr. Kept 'Star Trek' Flying High
U.S. Intelligence Agencies to Share Everything They Know About UFOs
Hit Songs Musicians Have Refused to Play


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