Emily Petsko

Emily Petsko is a staff writer at Mental Floss. Her writing has appeared in Lonely Planet, The Guardian, and several lifestyle publications in Asia. She has lived in Pittsburgh, Hanoi, and Hong Kong, and now travels the US in search of weird foods and weirder stories.

10 Surprising Uses for Leftover Bananas
Delta and Equinox Teamed Up to Create Jet Lag-Fighting Workouts
Watch an AI-Powered Robot Take the Fun Out of 'Where's Waldo'
Can You Solve the Arithmetic Problem That's Stumping the Internet?
Allergies Are On the Rise, and Scientists Have a Good Idea Why
Wasps Are Getting Drunk and Terrorizing People in England
Dr. Pimple Popper's New Game Lets You Get In on the Popping Action
Finally! Jeff Goldblum Jigsaw Puzzles Have Arrived
How Good Posture Can Boost Your Confidence When You Need it Most
IKEA Has Opened Its First Store in India
This Interactive Map Lets You Listen to the Sounds of Mysterious ‘Phantom Islands’
Why Tiny Dogs Lift Their Legs So High While Peeing
Disney's New Sleep Hotline Lets Mickey Tell Your Kids When It's Time for Bed
If You're a Woman Having a Heart Attack, You'll Want a Female ER Doctor
This Smart Oven Can Cook a 12-Pound Turkey—and Prepare Your Bacon 64 Different Ways
The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Going to Be Amazing This Weekend
A Simple Trick for Eliminating 'Filler Words' Like 'Like' From Your Vocabulary
You Can Now Build Your Own Mars Rover for About $2500
Aftermath of Massive Fire in Ireland Reveals Hidden WWII Sign
Meet the Artist Who's Drawing Every Character From Every Coen Brothers Movie Ever Made
8 Reasons to Grow a Beard, According to a 19th Century Book
This Country Has the Most Expensive Beer in the World
Airbnb's Newest Listing: The Great Wall of China
Cartons of Almond Breeze Milk Recalled for Possibly Containing Actual Milk
Spice Up Your Life With a Trip to London's Spice Girls Exhibition 
Totally Fetch: Mean Girls the Musical is Giving Away Free Tickets
Why You Should Never Just 'Top Off' Your Contact Lens Case With Fresh Solution
Beatles Fans Can Soon Visit the Liverpool Site That Inspired 'Strawberry Fields Forever'
Anxiety Could Be an Inherited Condition, and Scientists Think They Know Why
'Lost' Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sketches Discovered in Michael Palin's Archives
How Losing Weight Affects Your Body and Brain
The Stranger Things Kids Are Getting Ghostbusters-Themed Action Figures
191 Years After His Death, the Poet William Blake Is Getting a New Tombstone
Is the City of Austin Discussing Renaming the City of Austin?
The World's First Intertidal Art Gallery Has Opened in the Maldives
The Science of Silence: What the Quietest Places on the Planet Sound Like
Your Chalk Might Be Made From Million-Year-Old Plankton Skeletons
Supper vs. Dinner: Is There a Difference?
Universal Studios Hollywood Is Now Serving Butterbeer Ice Cream
Teen Archaeologist Finds a Tooth That's More Than 500,000 Years Old
New App Rewards You Just for Getting Up and Going Somewhere
Snorkeler Discovers Gold Nugget Worth $65,000 in Scottish River
Sipping Sugary Drinks Could Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
The Bones of an Early Jamestown Settler May Soon Be Identified
The Hottest Day in Each State
Celebrate Krispy Kreme's Birthday With a Dozen Doughnuts for $1
Coming Soon: A Harry Potter Wand That Teaches Kids to Code
12 Facts About the Gallbladder
Your 'Plastic' Wrap Could Soon Be Made from Crab Shells and Wood Pulp
When 'Ghost Flights' From London's Heathrow Airport Caused an Environmental Scandal
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