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.
LEGO BOOST Brings Toys to Life by Teaching Kids How to Code
NASA Dropped a Mixtape to Recap 2016's Biggest Space Achievements
Facebook Censors Image of Nude Neptune Statue
Domino's Debuts a "Wipeable" Onesie to Protect Your Clothes From Pizza Stains
Are These Tiny Robots the Solution to the World's Bee Problem?
How Much Money Would the Ghostbusters' Business Actually Be Worth?
Taco Bell Is Testing Loaded French Fries in California
Someone Set Up a GoFundMe Page to Protect Betty White From 2016
IBM and Rice University Team Up on a Robot to Care for the Elderly
As Japan's Population Shrinks, Robot Babies Are Gaining Popularity
'Double Dragon IV' Is Coming to PS4 and Steam on January 30
Church Accidentally Prints the Lyrics to Tupac's 'Hail Mary' Instead of the Prayer
This Tiny PC Runs Windows 10, Costs Less Than $250, and Fits in Your Pocket
Amazon and Google Are Offering $0.99 Movie Rentals
The Origins Behind 8 'Star Wars' Character and Species Names
No NES Classic? RetroEngine Sigma Promises Decades of Classic Video Games
5 Can't-Miss Movies Coming to Netflix in December
New Art Project Allows People to Adopt Pieces of Space Junk That Will Tweet at Them
The Abandoned 'Dark Crystal' Sequel Is Being Turned Into a Comic Book
8 Major Changes From the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Drafts
Father Pens Spot-On Response to Son's Permission Slip to Read Fahrenheit 451
Ryan Reynolds Pens Hilarious 'Deadpool' Awards Campaign Letter to Voters
Watch the Shockwave Caused by This Hammer Breaking a Mirror in Slow Motion
DC Heroes and Villains Come Together for a New Line of Christmas Sweaters
Nintendo's Long-Forgotten Power Line Returns Alongside the NES Classic Edition Launch
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 '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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