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.

The Top '90s Toy in Each State
Laughter in the Workplace Can Boost Productivity—and Make You Seem More Competent
Some Lip Balms Make Chapped Lips Worse—Here Are the Ingredients You Should Avoid
Beyond Butterball: 7 Holiday Food Hotlines That Can Talk You Out of a Kitchen Disaster
11 Common English Words from Native American Languages
Florida Is Home to 'Skull-Collecting' Ants, Because Florida
Boozy Pecan Pie Milkshakes Are Just What We Need This Thanksgiving
Smoke From California Wildfires Has Reached the East Coast and Caused Haze
A Home Alone-Themed Clothing Line Has Arrived Just in Time for Holiday Party Season
Finally! Scientists Have Figured Out How Wombats Poop Cubes
YouTube Is Now Streaming Free Movies—as Long as You'll Sit Through Some Ads
What 12 Fast Food Advertisements Look Like Compared to the Real Thing
'Obscene' Books From Oxford's Bodleian Libraries Go on Display for the First Time
What Are Your Chances of Dying from Everyday Activities? Chart Shows The Risks
How the Los Angeles Zoo Protects Its Animals During Wildfires and Other Emergencies
8 Travel Tips For Stress-Free Holidays
11 Secrets of Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line Operators
This Live Stream Lets You Eavesdrop on Endangered Killer Whales' Conversations
L’Oréal’s New Wearable Sensor Keeps Track of Your Daily UV Exposure
Netflix Is Testing Cheaper, Mobile-Only Subscriptions in Some Markets
6 Factors That Determine Whether or Not You Remember Your Dreams
To Apostrophe or Not to Apostrophe: How to Pluralize Your Last Name
The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend—Here's the Best Way to See It
Dozens of Cat Mummies, Plus 100 Cat Statues, Discovered in 4500-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb
Alex Trebek Knows He Sometimes Sounds Like a 'Disappointed Dad' on Jeopardy
Attention Remote Workers: Tulsa Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There
5 Ways You Can Help California's Wildfire Victims
10 Great Subscription Boxes for Everyone On Your Gift List
This Ultra-Comfy Travel Onesie Has an Inflatable Hood and Neck Pillow
Why Do Hangovers Get Worse As You Get Older?
Celebrating Amanda Crowe, Famed Native American Woodcarver
The Philippines Is Spending $14 Billion to Build a 'Pollution-Free' City Near Manila
The Most-Googled Thanksgiving Recipe in Each State
Worried About Someone Spying on You? This Gadget Finds Hidden Cameras in Any Room
What's the Difference Between a Break and a Fracture?
Physicists Have Come Up With the 'Perfect Pizza Equation'
Wreckage of a World War II Nazi 'Flying Bomb' Found in English Forest
Lost Night of the Living Dead Sequel Being Filmed, 50 Years Later
8 Tips For Overcoming 'Reader's Block'
Searching for a New Gig? The Cities With the Highest Job Growth in Each State, Mapped
Two Harvard Scientists Suggest 'Oumuamua Could Be, Uh, an Alien Probe
Companies Are Using Bonus Cash and Vacation Days to Encourage Employees Not to Smoke
This Simple Plastic Wrap Hack Will Make Your Kitchen Life Much Easier
This Tool Creates a Heat Map of All the Places You've Visited
Does My Employer Have to Give Me Paid Time Off to Vote?
How Do You Say the Plural Form of 'Octopus'?
Researchers Just Discovered the Largest Cluster of Deep-Sea Octopuses They've Ever Seen
Oscar Mayer Sparks Outrage by Saying Hot Dogs Are Sandwiches
Starbucks Is Giving Away Reusable Cups All Day Today—Here's How to Get One
Reports of Mark Twain's Quote About His Own Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
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