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.

6 Wild Furby Myths That People Actually Believed in the ‘90s
Rare Portrait of a Young Harriet Tubman Is on View at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Experts Attempted to Explain Reddit’s Most Profound ‘Shower Thoughts’
Picturesque Island Near Sicily Could Be Yours for as Little as $1.1 Million
The Government Will Pay You $1000 to Adopt a Wild Horse
Build Your Own Fairy Tales With LEGO's New Pop-Up Books
Millennial Reading Habits Are Surprisingly Traditional
Michelle Obama’s Becoming Is Poised to Become the Best-Selling Autobiography in History
Madame Tussauds Is Now Letting Guests Book Sleepover Parties
One Charitable Candy Lover Will Win an Exclusive Tour of the Peeps Factory
NASA Is Canceling Its All-Female Spacewalk Due to Ill-Fitting Spacesuits
How to Read the George R.R. Martin Books That Launched Game of Thrones for Free
Scientists Built a LEGO 'Electrospinner' to Improve the Texture of Lab-Grown Meat
Shelter Animals Are Named the New 'State Pet' of Ohio
These Hoodies Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Used Coffee Grounds
Disney's Most Magical Destinations Have Been Reimagined as Vintage Travel Posters
Necco Wafers and Sweethearts Are Making a Comeback—Whether You Like It or Not
World’s Oldest Stored Sperm Has Produced Some Healthy Baby Sheep
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: New Book Highlights the Poetry of Mister Rogers's Music
Henri, an Adorable Bulldog from North Carolina, Is Named Cadbury's Newest Easter 'Bunny'
Google Creates First AI Doodle for Bach’s Birthday
18 Disney Characters Just Got the LEGO Treatment
Australian Accounting Firm Offers Employees 12 Weeks of ‘Life Leave’ to Strike the Perfect Work-Life Balance
The World's 10 Most Expensive Cities
Where Did the Phrase 'Red Herring' Come From?
10 Amazing Facts About Cherry Blossoms
A New DNA Test Will Break Down Your Cat's Breed
Chronic Pain Happens Differently in Men and Women
All-Marshmallow Boxes of Lucky Charms Are Back, But Not Everyone Will Be Able to Get One
8 Facts About Shel Silverstein
A Full Pink Moon Is Coming in April
Medgar Evers’s Mississippi Home Is Now a National Monument
The 10 Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019
Virginia Woolf Calls D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce 'Overrated' in Newly Unearthed 1923 Survey
Last Surviving Person of Interest in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist to Be Released From Prison
Your Balloons Are Bad for Seabirds
New Orleans Hotel Offering $15,000 Stay to Past Guest Who Stole the ‘Most Outrageous’ Item
New British Coin Featuring a Black Hole Honors Stephen Hawking
First Person on Mars Will Likely be a Woman, Says NASA Boss
12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World
These are America’s 20 Best Places to Live in 2019
More Than 12,000 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns
Turn Your Living Room Into a Forest With Framed Moss Art
This Hawaii Cat Sanctuary Is Home to More Than 600 Kitties
A Series of Dyslexia-Friendly Harry Potter Companion Books Has Been Released in the UK
This 'Smart Broom' Sucks Up Debris and Eliminates the Need for a Dust Pan
An Artist Used 1200 Colored Pencils to Build a Working Fender Stratocaster Guitar
You Can Now Use Your FSA or HSA Card to Pay for Medical Items on Amazon
Book a Trip to Visit the 7 Wonders of the World and Contiki Will Pay Your Rent While You're Gone
9 Secrets of Fine Art Auctioneers
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