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.

Ice Age Wolf Pup and Caribou Mummies Discovered in Yukon
AI Is Tackling Yet Another Creative Medium: Improv Comedy
Toronto, 'Raccoon Capital of the World,' Is Fighting Its Trash Panda Problem ... and Losing
Glow-in-the-Dark Star Wars Undies Have Arrived
My Neighbor Totoro Is Returning to the Big Screen This Fall
Frank Lloyd Wright's Spiral House in Phoenix Hits the Market for $12.9 Million
M&Ms Unveils New Jalapeño Peanut Flavor
11 Secrets of Tour Directors
New 'Smart' Power Strip Lets You Control Each Individual Outlet
Move Over Life Alert: New Apple Watch Can Tell When You Fall and Will Call For Help
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Creates $2 Billion Fund to Aid Children and Homeless Families
This Interactive Map Will Help You Plan the Ultimate Foodie Road Trip
Wikipedia Is Digitally 'Preserving' Items Destroyed in the Brazil National Museum Fire
Google Street View Cars Are Now Testing for Air Quality, Too
Simple Steps to Keep Your Pets Safe Following a Natural Disaster
A Small Colorado Town's Punny Signs Are Receiving National Attention
Fishermen Caught a 10,500-Year-Old Giant Irish Elk Skull—Antlers and All
Amsterdam Hopes to Save Bee Populations With Its 'Insect Hotels'
Could Tennis Be One Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life?
What Happens When You Don't Wash Your Sheets?
11 Tips For Crafting the Perfect Travel Itinerary
8 Bird Species, Including a Blue Macaw, Are Declared Extinct
Online Museum Is Preserving 'Endangered' Sounds for Future Generations
Female Narwhals and Beluga Whales Go Through Menopause, Too
You Can Now Vacation in a Covered Wagon Cabin Near Yosemite
Why You Should Book Your Thanksgiving Flights Two Months in Advance
11 of the Oldest Foods and Drinks Ever Discovered
Those Bins in the Airport Security Line Are Germ-Infested Cesspools
You Can Visit More Than 1250 Museums for Free on Museum Day
How to Make Homemade Fortune Cookies
The Top-Rated Movie in Every Country
Scientists Are Racing to Save Neil Armstrong's Deteriorating Spacesuit
The Long-Buried 16th-Century Theater Where Some of Shakespeare's Earliest Plays Were Performed is Opening to the Public
A Dark Crystal Exhibition Just Opened in Atlanta
The National Park Service Is Streaming a Soothing Nature Soundtrack
Want to Make Your Kid Happy? Buy Them a Rat
This Interactive Map Tells You How Many Hours of Your Life Will be Wasted Commuting to and From Work
This LEGO Coffee Table Is Made From More Than 10,000 Bricks
Tiny Tunnels Between Your Brain and Skull Help Fight Disease
University Researchers Across the Country Want to Pay You $300 to Eat Avocados
10 Smart Facts About Wisdom Teeth
How to Know Which Cereals Are Healthy, According to Nutritionists
The 10 Best Cities For Dogs
Hunger Stones Bearing Ominous Messages Have Resurfaced in Drought-Stricken Europe
College Textbooks Could Get a Lot Cheaper in the Future
What Would English Sound Like If Its Rules Were Consistent?
Drone Captures Footage of an Amazon Tribe Never Seen by the Outside World
Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home in Memphis Could Become a Museum
Harry Potter Fans Can Spend This Halloween at Hogwarts
Forget Round-Trip Flights: Booking Two One-Way Tickets to Certain Cities Could Save You Cash
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