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.

Barack and Michelle Obama's Next Move: Producing Content for Netflix
This Hidden Button Gives You More Room in a Plane's Aisle Seat
This Wall Chart Shows Every Oil Painting Vincent Van Gogh Ever Created
How a Pregnant Rhino Named Victoria Could Save an Entire Subspecies
Researchers Accidentally Discover 128-Year-Old Shipwreck
Shopping Malls Might be Dying, But Miami Is Planning to Build the Largest One in North America
Why Our Brains Love Plot Twists
How to Craft the Perfect Gag, According to Buster Keaton
The 25 Most In-Demand Job Skills Right Now, According to LinkedIn
8 Professional Translators Choose Their Favorite 'Untranslatable' Words
New 'Fire Alarm Wallpaper' Could Save Your Life
Chefs Launch World's Highest Pop-Up Restaurant at Mt. Everest Base Camp
Google Fixes Major Problem in its Cheeseburger and Beer Emojis
This Is Why It’s So Hard to Learn a Second Language as an Adult
A New Tool Could Make Fingerprint Analysis More Scientific
'Man With the Golden Arm' Retires From Donating Blood After Saving More Than 2 Million Babies
The Right Way to Hold Your Cat, According to a Vet
A 92-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Fourth College Degree
Bizarre New Species of Crabs and a Giant Sea Cockroach Discovered in Waters Off Indonesia
Step Inside This Stunning, Nature-Inspired Art Gallery in Tulum, Mexico
Swim With a Pineapple Under the Sea at America's First Museum for Scuba Divers
How Investing Just $100 Per Month Can Give Your Nest Egg a Serious Boost
A Truck Spilled 12 Tons of Gooey Liquid Chocolate Onto a Highway in Poland
The Surprising Link Between Creativity and Schizophrenia
United Airlines Has Gotten Rid of Tomato Juice, and Customers Are Freaking Out
Google is Developing an Android App to Help Guide Visually Impaired Users
This Spinning Arrow Might Make You Question Your Sense of Direction
Yayoi Kusama's New Flower-Filled Installation Has Art Lovers Seeing Red
Doctor Weighs In on What May Have Killed Saladin, the 12th-Century Muslim Military Leader
Why Jaipur’s King Painted His City Pink to Impress the Prince of Wales
New Contact Lenses Could Let You Shoot Lasers From Your Eyes
The Longest Cruise in the World Takes Seafarers to 59 Countries
How 'Unconscious Bias' Can Trick Your Brain Into Trusting People (Even if You Shouldn't)
Alan Turing's Last Published Paper From 1952 Inspired the Invention of a New Water Filter
There's Now a Podcast That Plays Nothing But Laughter for Six Hours Straight
The Wild, Wild Story of the 'Sex Guru' at the Center of Wild Wild Country
May the Forks Be With You: This Is the Star Wars Dinnerware You Didn't Know You Needed
Once-Abandoned Wizard of Oz Theme Park to Re-Open Next Month
The Easy Trick That Will Help You Organize Your iPhone Apps Faster
Apply Now to Join an Archaeological Dig at Colorado's Magic Mountain
The Most Annoying Things You Can Do on an Airplane
Here's the Biggest Export From Each U.S. State
Scientists Figure Out Why Roses Don't Smell as Good as They Used To
This Is the Most Cited Academic Paper on Wikipedia
Days Inn Wants to Pay You $10,000 to Explore America's Sunniest Cities
Work From the Beach? Hawaii is Handing Out Free Trips to New Yorkers
15 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
15 (Mostly) Normal Foods That Are Banned in Countries Around the World
Zora Neale Hurston's Book on the 'Last Slave' Is Being Published—Nearly 90 Years After it Was Written
World's Oldest Spider Dies in Australia at the Age of 43—From a Wasp Sting
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