Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a senior staff writer for Mental Floss. 

Mall Madness Game Facts
Why Do People Toss Beads During Mardi Gras?
KFC Fried Chicken and Doughnuts Debut
How Mr. Whipple Made Advertising History
Why You're Probably Washing Your Hands All Wrong
Sy Sperling's Hair Club History
'Breaking Bad' K-Swiss Sneakers Are Here
Andy Kaufman Facts
Inside Japan's Highly Effective Lost and Found System
Why CVS Receipts Are So Long
Bob Ross's Son Is Now Holding Painting Classes
Bizarre McDonald's Lawsuits
How 'The Dating Game' Changed Television
'The Goonies' TV Series
Amazing Things Found in Old Books
China's Coronavirus App Provides Infection Risk Alerts
Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
If You've Ever Dreamed of Sleeping in an IKEA, Now's Your Chance
Presidents Day Is for George Washington Only
James Dean Actor Facts
15 Incredibly Specific Kitchen Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed
Netflix Allows Users to Turn Off Autoplay
The Teenage Girl Gang That Seduced and Killed Nazis
The Mullet: A Short History
Ancient Human Remains Were Found During a Father-Son Bike Trip in Washington
10,000 Rare Black Bees Are Feared Dead in Act of Vandalism
Do Face Masks Really Protect You From Coronavirus?
Facts About Wilford Brimley
Q&A: 'Schitt's Creek' Star Emily Hampshire
Why February Was Chosen as Black History Month
Want to See the Original 1967 Super Bowl I Broadcast? A Kickstarter Could Make It Happen
What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?
How Billy Mays Conquered the Infomercial World
Christian Bale Actor Facts
'The Super Bowl Shuffle' Controversy
Why We Use a Groundhog to Forecast the Weather
Here's What Happens to New Cars at a Dealership That Don't Get Sold
Tom Selleck Actor Facts
History of Paintball
Game On: Atari Is Opening Themed Hotels in Eight U.S. Cities
Real Estate Agent vs. Realtor: What's the Difference?
Welcome to the Party, Pal: A Die Hard Board Game Exists
Bubble Wrap Facts
'The Dukes of Hazzard' TV Show Facts
Chinese New Year Facts
Sprint Will Fix the Cracked Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy for $49—Even if They're Not Your Carrier
Paul Newman Actor Facts
Super-Venomous Spiders Could Surge in Australia
Mr. Peanut Facts
FedEx Tracking Text Scam Wants Your Credit Card Info
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