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Jay Serafino is the former special projects 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.
What Do the Different Uniform Colors Mean on ‘Star Trek’?
15 Old Things In Your House That Are Worth a Fortune
25 Unheralded Black American Pioneers and Trailblazers You Should Know
15 Facts About 'Where's Waldo?'
Spotting the elusive Waldo is an exercise in patience and frustration, even for the most eagle-eyed fans.
6 Simple and Painless Ways to Remove a Splinter
From baking soda to plain water, these old-timey remedies will get that splinter out fast.
How ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Went From Box Office Dud to Accidental Christmas Tradition
‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Frank Capra’s Christmas classic, was destined to be forgotten ... until a clerical error turned it into a holiday tradition.
10 of the Unluckiest People in History
Grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and read up on the tales of some of the unluckiest people in history, from the man whose backyard became a battlefield (twice!) to an absurdly accident-prone instrument inventor and beyond.
14 National Book Award Winners You Should Read
The National Book Award in Fiction has recognized the best the world of literature has to offer—and we've rounded up some standouts.
15 Great Gifts for the Sci-Fi Fanatic in Your Life
From groundbreaking movies to landmark novels, these are the best gifts for sci-fi fans in your life.
7 Fascinating Facts About Arundhati Roy's 'The God of Small Things'
Arundhati Roy’s 1997 novel was a groundbreaking bestseller that solidified her as an important voice on the global stage. Here are seven facts you should know.
The Quest for the North Pole, Episode 6: Third Time’s the Charm
After traveling over hundreds of miles of dangerous ice, Robert Peary believed he had reached his goal: He and his team were the first men to stand at the North Pole. Or were they?
7 Facts About Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'
Find out more about 'The Road,' author Cormac McCarthy's haunting look at a post-apocalyptic world thrown into chaos, from what he wrote the book on to how Oprah contributed to its success.
10 Things You Didn't Know About the Fourth of July
One Founding Father thinks we're celebrating on the wrong day, but that hasn't stopped Americans from pulling out all the stops on July 4.
12 Surprising Facts About Father's Day
Father's Day didn't always have the public support it deserved. Here are 12 facts you might not have known about this popular holiday.
8 Facts About Transgender Activist Marsha P. Johnson
Marsha P. Johnson was a relentless advocate for gay rights, best known for her involvement in the Stonewall Uprising and tireless efforts to protect those in her community.