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.
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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