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.

This Automated, Rotating Tripod Can Direct Action-Packed Smartphone Videos for You
Why Do Bars Sell Pickled Eggs?
Chernobyl Puppies are Making Their Way to the U.S. and Canada to Find Their Forever Homes
Out of Print: Indulge Your Love of Books at This Literary-Themed Online Store
A Traveling Harry Potter Beer Festival Is Coming to Several U.S. Cities
Days After Netflix Increased Its Subscription Prices, Hulu Is Lowering Theirs
Light Up Your Life—and Desk—With This Sun-Shaped Mood Lamp and Gemstone Planet Set
2 BAD: Sweethearts Conversation Hearts Have Been Cancelled This Valentine’s Day
Two Harry Potter Books Worth Nearly $4000 Showed Up on Antiques Roadshow
Reynolds Wrap Made a Food Harness for to Keep Your Favorite Super Bowl Snacks Close
A Newly Discovered Species of Prehistoric Shark Was Named After the Video Game Galaga
Periodic Table Discovered at Scotland's St Andrews University Could Be World's Oldest
This Adorable, Teeny, Tiny, Pink House Could Be Yours
The 10 Most Instagrammed Real-Life Game of Thrones Locations
New Book Provides an Intimate Look at the Handwriting of Freud, Marie Antoinette, and Other Historical Figures
The Picturesque Italian Town of Sambuca, Sicily Is Selling Homes for $1
Charge Your Gadgets Anywhere With This Pocket-Sized Folding Solar Panel
10 Endangered Alphabets You Should See Before It's Too Late
Nearly Half of American Adults Don't Know Their Own Blood Type
It 'Rained' Spiders in Brazil Last Week—and You Can Watch It If You Dare
More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Could Go Extinct
5 Apps to Help You Beat Airport Security Check Lines
15 Tasty Bits of Pizza Slang
FDA Recalls Several Dry Dog Foods That Could Cause Toxic Levels of Vitamin D
Why Do Brides Traditionally Wear White? You Can Thank Queen Victoria
Elderly Sloths Live Out Their Golden Years at a 'Retirement Home' in Wales Zoo
These Custom-Made Slippers Are Designed to Look Exactly Like Your Pet
Costco Is Selling Enormous Tubs of Your Favorite Gluttonous Delights—Here Are 5 of Them
Why You Should Never Rinse Your Dishes Before Putting Them in the Dishwasher
Finally: These Women’s Jeans Are Designed With Pockets Deep Enough to Actually Hold Your Stuff
Watch a Baby Polar Bear Open Its Eyes for the Very First Time
11 Secrets of Perfumers
IMDb Has Launched Its Own Free Movie Streaming Service
The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983 Is the Coffee Table Book Every Fan Needs
Fact-Checking Pottermore's Claim That Witches and Wizards Used Spells to 'Vanish' Their Waste Before Modern Plumbing
Google Assistant's New 'Interpreter' Mode Can Translate 27 Languages in Real Time
8 Morning Routines of History's Most Successful People
New York City Is Getting Its Very Own Dog Museum
6 Simple Tricks for Typing Texts Faster
The Most Popular Condiment in Each State, Mapped
10 Kid Inventions Designed to Make the World a Better Place
Celebrate Woodstock's 50th Anniversary With a 3-Day Music Festival at the Original Site
A Box Set of Unreleased David Bowie Songs Is Coming This Spring
9 Facts About My Neighbor Totoro
Understanding Matpakke—Norway's National Packed-Lunch Obsession
Hawaii Has Been Named the Healthiest State in America
How to Download Thousands of Classic Books and Movies That Just Entered the Public Domain
How the Chicago Public Library Is Bringing Story Time to the Laundromat
Meet the Exclusive Travel Club for People Who Have Been to 100 or More Countries
Why the TSA Prefers Dogs With Floppy Ears Rather Than Pointy Ones
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