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.

NASA Just Launched a New Podcast, and It's All About Mars
The Most Popular Classic Horror Movie Villain in Each State
Dogs Are Being Trained to Detect Malaria by Sniffing People's Socks
The 20 Most Popular Pedigreed Cat Breeds in America
Wes Anderson Tarot Cards Are a Whimsical Way to See the Future
Looking to Manage Your Time Better? Try the 'Eat That Frog' Technique
The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing Lincoln's Letters and Other Historic Documents
Your Office is Infested With Germs—and In Places You Might Not Expect
What Words Were First Recorded the Year You Were Born? Merriam-Webster Breaks it Down
14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Haunted House Actors
The 13-Year-Old 'Clean Teeth' Lollipop Inventor Who's Outselling Tootsie, Dum Dums, and Blow Pop on Amazon
The 10 Most (and Least) Tax-Friendly States in America
Inventor's 'Every Day Calendar' Gives You a Gold Star for Achieving Daily Goals
What Is Bologna Made Of?
Burger King's Halloween Slushie Might Turn Your Poop Black and Blue
Dorcas Reilly, the Woman Who Invented the Green Bean Casserole, Dies at 92
Count Down the Days Until Christmas With Funko's Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Titanic II Is Preparing to Set Sail in 2022, and You Can Be On Board
A 2400-Year-Old Ship Seen Only in Ancient Greek Art Was Found at the Bottom of the Black Sea
More Than 1.4 Million 'Exploding' Toilet Flushers Recalled
How Fossil Fuel Use Is Making Carbon Dating Less Accurate
4 Times Caps Lock Got Someone Into Trouble
10 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money
Some of Your Favorite Disney Characters and Scenes Might Be Recycled From Earlier Films
Scientists Find Fossil of 150-Million-Year-Old Flesh-Eating Fish—Plus a Few of Its Prey
Why Do We Call a Leg Cramp a Charley Horse?
These Are America's 50 Most Rat-Infested Cities
13 Chill Facts About Sloths
Some Scientists Suggest Chronic Anxiety Is a Learning Disorder
Top Universities (Including Harvard) Offer Hundreds of Free Classes Online. Here's How to Join In
Today is National Necktie Day in Croatia—Birthplace of the Necktie
These Food Pun Coasters Are Fun for the Whole Family
Wisconsin Brewery Rolls Out a Candy Corn Beer
Arizona Animal Sanctuary Needs Volunteers to Cuddle Rescued Wolfdog Puppies
You're Probably Raking Leaves All Wrong
This 'Time-Traveling Illusion' Is Designed to Trick Your Brain
The Nightmare Before Dinner Cookbook Features More Than 60 Tim Burton-Inspired Recipes
There's an Easier Way to Use a Cheese Grater
Want to Save the Environment? Eat Less Meat
Can You Solve Elon Musk's Favorite Brainteaser?
The Right Way to Pronounce 'Dachshund'
One Good Reason Not to Hold in a Fart: It Could Leak Out of Your Mouth
The Most Popular Scary Netflix Series in Each State
Tudors to Windsors: Houston's Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates 500 Years of Royal Portraits
Waze Carpool Will Help You Find the Perfect Commute Buddy
5 Tips for Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner For Your Space
Why Tigers Find Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men Cologne So Irresistible
David Shrigley's Inflatable 'Swan-Thing' Installation Comes to Life in 12-Minute Cycles
Meet Beadnose: Alaska's New Fat Bear Champion
This Chart Shows Just About Every Brewery in the U.S.
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