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.

New Health-Monitoring Litter Box Could Save You a Trip to the Vet
Two Human Toes Were Stolen From an Anatomy Exhibit
From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State
This Plant Can Burn Your Skin With its Sap—And It May Be Coming to Your Neighborhood
Science Has a Good Explanation For Why You Can't Resist That Doughnut
Charles Dickens Museum Highlights the Author's Contributions to Science and Medicine
Beyond Wanderlust: 30 Words Every Traveler Should Know
This Photographer Is Changing People's Perceptions of Pit Bulls, One Flower Crown at a Time
Marie Antoinette's Jewelry Is Up for Sale
Uncombable Hair Syndrome Is a Real—and Very Rare—Genetic Condition
'Binge-watch' and More New Words Now Officially Recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary
How to Spot Poison Ivy, According to a Scientist
The Great American Road Trip Is Making a Comeback
Stephen Hawking’s Memorial Will Beam His Words Toward the Nearest Black Hole
S-Town Podcast Is Being Turned Into a Movie
You Can Visit This Abandoned, Ivy-Covered Town in China for Just 50 Cents
Disney World is Giving Away a Glamping Trip in Pandora
8 Projects That Reenvision the Traditional Cemetery
Country Time Is Paying Off Fines on Kids' Lemonade Stands
For Pizza's Sake: Domino's is Filling America's Potholes To Protect Their Pies
A Canadian Man Set a Guinness World Record for Most Marvel Comic Tattoos
How to Talk to Kids, According to Mr. Rogers
KFC Is Rolling Out Vegetarian 'Chicken'
The Queen Needs Someone to Write Letters for Her
A Historic Ghost Town in California Is Up for Sale
Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Drawings of Famous Buildings Around the World
25 Endangered Languages You Should Hear Before They Disappear
This Water Bottle Doubles as a Foam Roller
Don't Be So Quick to Trust Companies That Claim to Know Your 'Cellular' Age
Nuns in Mexico Are Keeping a Sacred Salamander From Going Extinct
The 10 States Seeing a Massive Millennial Influx
20 States With the Highest Rates of Skin Cancer
13 Surprising Facts About George Orwell
The Moon Is Making the Days on Earth Longer
Broccoli Coffee Is Here
A Sherlock Escape Room Is Opening in London
Everyday Household Items Made From Black Plastic Can Be Harmful to Human Health
An Anthology Series Based on Dolly Parton's Songs Is Coming to Netflix
Having Trouble Dealing With Negative Feedback? Don't Be So Quick to React
New York City's Famed Katz's Delicatessen Has Launched a Monthly Meat Subscription Service
Invader’s New Street Art Brings ‘The Dude’ Back to Los Angeles
These Proposed Concrete Pipe Homes Could Ease Housing Shortage in Hong Kong
Please Touch: This Trippy Installation Lets You Walk All Over Art
Remember Every Moment of Your Next Vacation With this Tiny, 360-Degree Camera
A Winnie the Pooh Exhibition is Coming To Atlanta
Diamond Mines Are Drying Up, So De Beers Is Starting to Grow Them
Work From Home? Vermont Will Pay You Up to $10,000 to Move There
Balenciaga's $1290 'T-Shirt Shirt' Is Confusing the Internet
Fudgie the Whale Now Comes in Beer Form
The Mister Rogers T-Shirt Collection: Now Shipping to Your Neighborhood
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