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.

David Shrigley's Inflatable 'Swan-Thing' Installation Comes to Life in 12-Minute Cycles
Meet Beadnose: Alaska's New Fat Bear Champion
This Chart Shows Just About Every Brewery in the U.S.
Bees Across America Stopped Buzzing During Last Year's Total Solar Eclipse
Bloody Mary, and Why We Think We See Things in Mirrors
Eleanor Roosevelt's Civics Book From Nearly 90 Years Ago Has Been Revamped and Reissued
Study Confirms Growing Up in a Home Filled With Books Is Good for You
George Romero Left Behind Nearly 50 Unproduced Scripts—and One Unreleased Film
House Centipedes Use Their Legs Like Lassos to Catch Prey
How The Supreme Court Could Decide the Fate of the Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog
This Creepy Finger Plugs Into Your Phone and Drags the Device to You
America's Fastest Growing City Might Surprise You
Use The Force to Get Fit With Star Wars Workout Equipment
Florida's Red Tide Has Reached the Miami Area
India's Most Expensive Tea Is Only Picked Under a Full Moon
David Hockney Designed Westminster Abbey's Newest Stained Glass Window—on an iPad
PTSD Might Be Contagious
6 Fast Facts About Brain-Eating Amoebae
Australian Zoo Says Fruit Is Now Too Sugary for Its Animals
Think Your Kid Has Got What It Takes to Be the Next Gerber Baby? Now's the Time to Find Out
Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery Launch a Coffee Porter For Fall
Artificial Ingredients Have Been Removed From McDonald's Classic Burgers
New Google Maps Commuter Tab Shows Traffic Delays and Tracks the Location of Your Train or Bus
Rare Tree Kangaroo in New Guinea Was Just Seen For the First Time in 90 Years
World's First Fully Automated Indoor Farm Is Being Built in Ohio
Messages Hidden in Bird Calls or Music Could Be Used to Hijack Your Voice Assistant
6 Fall Festivals Around the World That Celebrate Animals
Augmented Reality App Shows What Important Women in History Would Look Like on Our Currency
Looking to Negotiate Your Salary After Receiving a Job Offer? Here's What You Should Say
Circus Peanuts and Necco Wafers are Forming a Deliciously Disgusting Candy Alliance
A Fungus Could Be One Key to Solving Our Plastic Waste Crisis
The Top 20 Coffee Cities in the U.S.
LEGO Wheelchair Gives Injured Turtle at Maryland Zoo a Second Chance
The 35 Most Frequently Banned Books of the Past 5 Years
Ground Beef Targeted by Massive Recall Might Still Be in Your Freezer
A Cartoonist and Physicist Team Up to Explain the Universe in New Science Podcast
12 Facts About Belly Buttons
Predicting This Year's 10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes
Archaeologists Uncover World's Oldest Known Brewery in Israel
Facebook Is Now Fact-Checking Your Memes
This Phone Charger Connects at a 90-Degree Angle—And It Makes All the Difference
Can You Find the 30 Album Covers Referenced in This Picture?
London's Trafalgar Square Gets a Poetry-Writing Red Lion
Fossilized Fat Shows 550-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature May Have Been the World's First Animal
This Pop Culture Guide to Proofreading Marks Will Help You Write the Perfect Essay
The 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America
Why Some Pockets on Your Jackets Are Sewn Shut (and How to Tell If You Should Cut Them Open)
Sydney Airport's New 'Quiet' Terminal Helps You Relax Before a Flight
If You Want to Be a Better Learner, Try Drawing (Even If You're Bad at It)
How a Wildlife Center Untangled Five Squirrels' Tails


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