Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a senior staff writer for Mental Floss. 

What Are Those Squiggles of Tar You See on Roads?
Dreaming Might Help Us Erase Unneeded Memories
Alcohol-Producing Gut Bacteria May Harm Livers—Even if You Don't Drink
You Can Rent This Wizard of Oz-Themed Cottage in North Carolina
11 Surprising Facts About Sylvester Stallone
An Exercise in Poo-Tility: Scientist Tries to Make a Knife Out of Poop
PopSockets Is Rolling Out a Line of Drink Holders
The World's Spiciest Chip Is Sold Only One to a Customer
'The Far Side' May Be Making a Comeback Online
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
8 Fun Facts About Muppet Babies
How The Shawshank Redemption Went from Box Office Bomb to Contemporary Classic
Little Green Army Women Are Coming, Thanks to a 6-Year-Old Girl
7 Things You Might Not Know About the Game Simon
Shocker: This Electric Eel Delivers More Voltage Than Any Creature on Earth
A Quick History of Hidden Camera TV Commercials
Playing Jeopardy! While You Drive Is the Best Way to Deal With Your Boring Commute
How Beatrix Potter Pioneered the Art of Merchandising
Anthony Daniels Finally Explains the Mystery of That Obscene C-3PO Trading Card
What You Should Know About the Gmail and Google Calendar Security Issue
12 Facts About Build-A-Bear
The Reason Why Ships Are Often Painted Red on the Bottom
France's Maurice the Rooster Faces Noise Complaints in Court
Euthanasia Rates in Animal Shelters Are Plummeting—Here's Why
Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death
14 Prime Facts About Amazon
A First Edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species Could Sell for $180,000
8 Surprising Facts About Patrick Swayze
15 Surprising Facts About Target
10 Excellent Facts About Keanu Reeves
Amazon's Alexa Can Help You Locate Misplaced Items
Caught in the Devil's Backbone: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis
Henry Johnson, the One-Man Army Who Fought Off Dozens of German Soldiers During World War I
The Great Bart Simpson T-Shirt School Ban of 1990
This Louisiana Teen Made a School Closet Full of Donated Clothes for Needy Classmates
The Man Who Forgot Himself: How Presumed-Dead Lawrence Bader Invented a New Life
The Reason Adults Are Never Visible in Charles Schulz's Peanuts Comic Strips
Library Books Were Once Blamed for Spreading Deadly Diseases
7 Facts About Jenga
11 Authenticated Facts About Antiques Roadshow
This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need
11 Secrets of Storm Chasers
Hard Sell: A History of the Pet Rock
A MoviePass Security Gaffe Leaves Tens of Thousands of Accounts Exposed
Lost Sketches From The Little Prince Have Been Discovered in Switzerland
Fish Tube: How the 'Salmon Cannon' Works and Why It's Important
14 Freshly-Brewed Facts About Starbucks
Where Did the Term Brownie Points Come From?
A Same-Sex Penguin Couple Has Adopted an Egg at a Berlin Zoo
12 Facts About Netflix, Recommended For You
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