Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a senior staff writer for Mental Floss. 

The Bedazzler: A Sparkling History
Parents Who Had Babies in 2020 Could Receive an Extra $1100 in Stimulus Cash
25 Things You Might Not Know About the Birds in Your Backyard
Watch Birds As They Snatch Food in Slow Motion
Why Are Marines Called 'Jarheads'?
Why Do Cats Head Bump Humans?
John F. Kennedy on Why 'We Choose to Go to the Moon'
When McDonald's Went to War With the Dictionary
Tokyo Is Home to a Museum Full of Parasites
James Baldwin's Record Collection Is Now a 478-Track Spotify Playlist
West Virginia Is Home to the Country's Newest National Park
How to Return Amazon Packages Without Mailing Them Back
How Elvis Presley Eased People's Minds About the Polio Vaccine
When a Failed Balloon Lift-Off Led to an All-Out Riot in 1864
Surprise! Alligators Can Regrow Their Tails
Got Gift Cards You'll Never Use? Get Cash Instead
Does Putting Sugar in a Car's Gas Tank Kill the Engine?
The Right Way to Pronounce Açaí
The New York Librarian Who Hated 'Goodnight Moon'
Surprising Facts About Jim Carrey
Bats Argue a Lot, According to Science
When Red M&Ms Went Missing for More Than a Decade
Pfizer to Supply the U.S. Government With 100 Million Additional Coronavirus Vaccine Doses
A Lost Shirley Jackson Story, 'Adventure on a Bad Night,' Is Being Published
Octopuses Have Been Observed "Punching" Fish Silly
Are Christmas Trees Dangerous to Pets?
A History of Celebrating Christmas in Space
'A Christmas Dream': Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis's Lost Holiday Special
What's the Difference Between a Snowstorm and a Blizzard?
In Texas, Pancho Claus Is the One Coming to Town
Band Aid: The Controversial History of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'
The Curious Tradition of Hanging a Christmas Pickle on Trees
'A Charlie Brown Christmas' TV Special Facts
When Can You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? This Interactive Tool Will Tell You
Remembering the Baby Alive Toy Fad of the 1980s
Why Is There a Coin Shortage in America?
The Mystery of the Circleville Letters
Mt. Everest Just Got a Tiny Bit Taller
TV Hosts Who Walked Off Their Shows
Figure Out How Many Lights Your Christmas Tree Needs
The Rolling Stones Recorded a Rice Krispies Jingle
'Sweded' Film Festival Helps Indie Theaters
National Forests Let You Chop Down Your Own Christmas Tree
Flowbee: A Hair-Raising History
What is a Scuttlebutt—and Why Do We Like to Hear It?
25 Excellent Facts About Keanu Reeves
When Shoulder Pads Reshaped the 1980s
How Did Black Friday Get Its Name?
Oral History: When Mr. Snuffleupagus Shocked 'Sesame Street'
First COVID-19 At-Home Test


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