June 13, 1978|
|Occupation||Blogger and entrepreneur|
|Known for||Blogging, Road Rules, FHM, pranks|
|Spouse(s)||Kristina Hoge (2010–present)|
Jake Bronstein (born June 13, 1978), is an entrepreneur, Internet personality, and blogger. He was an editor of the US edition of FHM, a men's magazine. Bronstein markets himself as a "fun evangelist," and provides consulting services to that end through his marketing agency GiantMINIATURE.
Bronstein appeared in season four of the television program Road Rules, Road Rules: Islands, at age 18, and two years later published his first feature article in Maxim. At 21 he signed on for FHM, but took a brief break a few years later to co-host G4 Tech TV's Video Game Vixens. His tenure at FHM came to an end when he was let go for making off-handed remarks about Howard Stern's girlfriend Beth Ostrosky Stern. He also documented his sex life for Glamour and wrote a book about sexual intercourse under the alias "Allen Jake Bronstein" He later worked in marketing, found a blog named Zoomdoggle with colleague Josh Spear.
In 2009, Bronstein and Craig Zucker noticed rare earth magnetic spheres on YouTube and repackaged them as a popular magnetic desk toy called Buckyballs. In July 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint against Buckyballs and similar magnetic toy companies, alleging that the balls present a safety risk when swallowed.
in 2012, Bronstein founded Flint and Tinder, an apparel company. It was acquired by Huckberry in 2016.
Bronstein has been involved in a number of publicity stunts, such as bathing in the Bryant Park Fountain, taking advantage of a loophole to get into the NBA draft, auctioning on eBay the lead singer position in his band, offering himself for marriage, freeing a fish into New York's East River, launching a 50 Dates in 50 States quest by soliciting invites from women on the web, and offering 1,000 strangers a hand-written love letter. He is also the inventor of the Fun Idea Machine  and recently started a text system supposed to reduce boredom. He appeared on CBS Sunday Morning drinking a full bottle of maple syrup in an attempt to set a new world record.
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- Draft Dodger[dead link]
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- Free Hugs Is So Last Year; Try a Love Letter from Jake Bronstein Times Online, January 8, 2009
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