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.

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
Recall Alert: Ritz Cracker Products Linked to Salmonella
David Bowie's First Recorded Song Found in Bread Box, Heading to Auction
Rare J.R.R. Tolkien Sketches Reveal Another Side of the Fantasy Author
New York City Exhibition Celebrates the Rebellious Victorian-Era Women Who Made History
The European Space Agency Needs Help Naming Its New Mars Rover
Lucille Ball's Hometown Gets A New Comedy Museum
The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Metro Stations
Attention Business Travelers: These Are the Countries With the Fastest Internet
Fearless Man Slices 26 Watermelons on His Stomach in 60 Seconds, Setting New Record
Samsung Is Making a Phone You Can Fold in Half
Utility Workers May Have Found One of Rome’s First Churches
Scientists Just Found the Oldest Known Piece of Bread
The Covers of Jack Kerouac's Classic Titles Are Getting a Makeover
6 Signs You're Getting Hangry
Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter
You Can Now Book a Nap Nook in New York City
Are You Eco-Conscious? You Could Win a Trip to the Dominican Republic
The World's First Full-Color 3D X-Rays Have Arrived
Potato-Based Pet Food Could Be Linked to Heart Disease in Dogs
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
'Lime Disease' Could Give You a Nasty Rash This Summer
Two of the Last Blockbuster Stores Are Closing
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