Joined: May 6, 2013
Jake Rossen is a senior staff writer for Mental Floss.
Yes, Your Dog Is Very Much Willing to Eat You If You Die
Hate TSA Security Wait Times? These Airports Let You Reserve Your Place in Line—for Free
The 10 Best Comedies to Stream on Netflix Right Now
The 8 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now
From dystopian nightmares to paranormal action thrillers, Netflix has got something to scratch every type of sci-fi fan's itch.
Green Energy: 10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘The Mask’
Jim Carrey had a year unlike any other actor in 1994, during which he starred in three number one comedies: 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,' 'Dumb and Dumber,' and 'The Mask.'
May Cause Anal Leakage: The Olestra Fat-Free Snack Controversy of the 1990s
After decades of development and $200 million spent, Procter & Gamble thought they had the perfect snack food additive with olestra. Too bad it caused “rectal urgency.”
The #@!*~ Most Swear-Filled TV Show Finales of All Time
The Roy family of 'Succession' is pretty foul-mouthed, but are they the filthiest TV characters?
8 Things You Might Not Know About 'Weird Tales' Magazine
The pulp magazine, which turns 100 this year, inspired Stephen King and made a star out of Conan.
Dye Hard: How Blue Man Group Took Performance Art Mainstream
The Smurf-colored trio came up in the counterculture. Then Intel came calling.
Scholars Have Released the First Words Chosen for The Oxford Dictionary of African American English
The years-in-the-making Oxford Dictionary of African American English will offer proper attribution to words and phrases that originated in Black culture.
How Marcus Garvey Bean Salad Became a Traditional Juneteenth Dish
Black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey played a major role in the early civil rights movement. This Juneteenth dish has more of a connection to him than just his name.
A Delicious History of Red Velvet Cake
From what makes red velvet cake red (and velvet, for that matter) to its highly dubious origin story, here’s what you need to know about this delicious dessert.
It’s Grilling Season, Which Means It’s Also Clean-Your-Grill Season—Here Are the Best Ways To Do It
Charred gunk on your grill can inhibit performance and lead to a bummer of a burger. Here’s how to fix it.
Oven vs. Stove: What's the Difference?
And how does a range fit into all this?
Feeling Adventurous? The U.S. Government Is Giving Away Lighthouses
If you've always wanted to live in a lighthouse, now is your chance.