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.

How to Prevent Your Alexa Device From Recording Your Private Conversations
Retro Kit-Cat Klocks Are Getting an 'Exotic' Makeover
The 10 Worst Holiday Candies
Tim Burton's Art Will Make a Rare U.S. Appearance at Las Vegas's Neon Museum in 2019
Scope Out the Best Christmas Light Displays in Your Neighborhood With Nextdoor's Cheer Map
Former NASA Engineer Builds Farting Glitter Bomb to Teach Porch Pirates a Lesson
Missouri Deer Poacher Sentenced to One Year in Jail—Plus Monthly Viewings of Bambi
Hulu Creates Two Holiday-Themed ASMR Videos
Bizarre New Giant Salamander Species Discovered in Florida
There's a Prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and It's Halloween-Themed
Reminder: Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Ends December 31
This Amazing Travel Wallet Can Hold Your Passport and Keep You Organized on the Go
Are There Any Synonyms for the Word Synonym?
A Dracula Ant's Jaws Snap at 200 Mph—Making It the Fastest Animal Appendage on the Planet
Where to Score Free Treats For National Cupcake Day
Brewery in England Turns Defective Kellogg's Corn Flakes Into Craft Beer
Beware of Amazon Packages You Didn't Order—It Could Be a Scam
This Is How Much the Average American Will Spend on Christmas This Year
Frank Sinatra's Yarmulke Just Sold for Nearly $10,000
Thoughtful Human's Line of Plantable Greeting Cards Is Here for Life's Most Delicate Scenarios
8 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder
New Memory Foam Neck Pillow Takes the Pain Out of Travel
Costco Customers Are Going Crazy for These $20 Slippers—And The Store Can't Keep Them On the Shelves
The Pigzbe Wallet Teaches Kids How to Budget and Save Money
6 Fast Facts About Nelly Sachs
Dog Leggings Are Here to Protect Your Pup's Paws and Keep Your House Mud-Free
Winston Churchill Had a Doctor's Note That Allowed Him to Drink an 'Indefinite' Amount of Alcohol in Prohibition-Era America
Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Seattle Woman Who Used Tap Water in Her Neti Pot
Ohio State University Has Its Own Bacon Vending Machine
11 Thoughtful Gifts for Secret Santa and White Elephant Exchanges
The 20 Safest Cities in America, Mapped
The Bauble Calculator Will Tell You Exactly How Many Christmas Tree Ornaments to Get This Year
Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is 'Sociable and Spirited' Living Coral
Interactive Music Map Showcases the Most Sung-About Places in the World
Decorate Your Lawn With an Inflatable Griswold Family Station Wagon from Christmas Vacation
Tom Cruise Wants You to Fight Back Against Your TV's 'Soap Opera Effect'
Survey Finds Microplastics in the Guts of All Seven Sea Turtle Species
The 10 Best Apps of 2018, According to Google
It's National Cookie Day! Here's Where to Score Some Free Treats
Afternoon Map: America's Most Charitable States, Ranked
A Third of All Employees Will Probably Embarrass Themselves at the Office Holiday Party
SpongeBob SquarePants Fans Are Petitioning to Have 'Sweet Victory' Played at the Super Bowl
Litographs T-Shirts Come With Outlander, Hamlet, and Other Popular Novels Printed on Them
How to Use the iPhone's Hidden Magnifying Glass Feature 
Humpback Whales in Canada Get Fish to Swim Right Into Their Mouths
A 17th-Century Noblewoman's Rare Poems About War-Torn England Can Be Read Online
12 Things You Might Not Know About Mark Twain
Freezy Freakies Are Now Available in Both Adult and Child Sizes for the First Time
Want Your Christmas Gifts to Arrive on Time? These Are the Shipping Deadlines to Know
McDonald's Touchscreen Menus Are Covered in Poop, Report Finds
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