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.

Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home in Memphis Could Become a Museum
Harry Potter Fans Can Spend This Halloween at Hogwarts
Forget Round-Trip Flights: Booking Two One-Way Tickets to Certain Cities Could Save You Cash
Which 'Bad' Movie Does Your State Love the Most?
Coming Soon: An Ultra-Lightweight Backpack That "Floats" While You Carry It
Bacteria Can Turn Type A and B Blood Into a Universal Type O
Pet Shops in England Will Be Forbidden From Selling Puppies or Kittens—and Animal Welfare Advocates Are Celebrating
The Most Profitable Industry in Each State
NASA Found 'Definitive Evidence' That There's Water Ice on the Moon
Calling All Beach-Loving Bookworms: A Luxury Resort in the Maldives Is Hiring Someone to Sell Stories on the Shore
Why You Should Never Flush Your Contacts Down the Drain
The U.S. State With the Most Psychopaths Is …
'Generation Z' is Coming—and They'll Outnumber the World's Millennials Within a Year
Watch a 'Pasta Granny' Prepare This Rare 'Duchess's Little Snails' Dish
It's True: Men's Pockets Really Are Deeper Than Women's
FDA Recalls Thyroid Medications Due to Contamination Risk
A 'Zombie Gene' Might Be the Reason Elephants Rarely Get Cancer
What Did Elvis Presley's Famous Peanut Butter-Bacon-Banana Sandwich Taste Like? Try It for Yourself
Scientists Discover How to Snap Spaghetti Into Two Perfect Pieces
More Than 100 Cases of Measles Have Now Been Reported Across 21 States
The Surprising U.S. Cities Where Your Salary Goes the Furthest
This Wall Chart Shows Almost 130 Species of Shark—All Drawn to Scale
Are Millennials Really Killing Mayo? An Investigation
Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Mobile Home Is Hitting the Auction Block
You Can Now Visit the Recreated Cottage of a Famous Unsolved Murder Victim
The Anatomy of a Food Recall
10 Iconic Pieces of Movie History That You Can Own
Who Wrote The Beatles' 'In My Life?' According to Math, It Was John Lennon
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
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