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.

Rare Marilyn Monroe Movie Posters Are Hitting the Auction Block
Thousands of Swedes Are Replacing Their Credit Cards with Microchip Implants
Looking to Hit the Road This Summer? You Can Rent an RV for $1 Per Day
Archaeologists Excavate the Field Where Woodstock Was Held
Art Scholars Say They've Uncovered Leonardo da Vinci's Earliest Work
Rosa Parks's Former House in Detroit Will Be Sold at Auction
College Board Wants to Erase Thousands of Years From AP World History, and Teachers Aren't Happy
Do 'Close Door' Buttons in Elevators Actually Do Anything?
Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Is Up for Auction
Bose's New 'Sleepbuds' Are Designed to Help You Doze Off Faster
Want to Boost Your Home's Value By More Than $6000? Paint Your Front Door Black
These Sparrows Have Been Singing the Same Songs for 1500 Years
When John Lennon and Yoko Ono Mailed Acorns to World Leaders
An Eco-Friendly Startup Is Converting Banana Peels Into Fabric for Clothes
AI Remade Old Music Videos, and You'll Never See 'Sabotage' the Same Way Again
Scientists Have Launched an Earthquake Emoji Design Competition
New Health-Monitoring Litter Box Could Save You a Trip to the Vet
Two Human Toes Were Stolen From an Anatomy Exhibit
From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State
This Plant Can Burn Your Skin With its Sap—And It May Be Coming to Your Neighborhood
Science Has a Good Explanation For Why You Can't Resist That Doughnut
Charles Dickens Museum Highlights the Author's Contributions to Science and Medicine
Beyond Wanderlust: 30 Words Every Traveler Should Know
This Photographer Is Changing People's Perceptions of Pit Bulls, One Flower Crown at a Time
Marie Antoinette's Jewelry Is Up for Sale
Uncombable Hair Syndrome Is a Real—and Very Rare—Genetic Condition
'Binge-watch' and More New Words Now Officially Recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary
How to Spot Poison Ivy, According to a Scientist
The Great American Road Trip Is Making a Comeback
Stephen Hawking’s Memorial Will Beam His Words Toward the Nearest Black Hole
S-Town Podcast Is Being Turned Into a Movie
You Can Visit This Abandoned, Ivy-Covered Town in China for Just 50 Cents
Disney World is Giving Away a Glamping Trip in Pandora
8 Projects That Reenvision the Traditional Cemetery
Country Time Is Paying Off Fines on Kids' Lemonade Stands
For Pizza's Sake: Domino's is Filling America's Potholes To Protect Their Pies
A Canadian Man Set a Guinness World Record for Most Marvel Comic Tattoos
How to Talk to Kids, According to Mr. Rogers
KFC Is Rolling Out Vegetarian 'Chicken'
The Queen Needs Someone to Write Letters for Her
A Historic Ghost Town in California Is Up for Sale
Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Drawings of Famous Buildings Around the World
25 Endangered Languages You Should Hear Before They Disappear
This Water Bottle Doubles as a Foam Roller
Don't Be So Quick to Trust Companies That Claim to Know Your 'Cellular' Age
Nuns in Mexico Are Keeping a Sacred Salamander From Going Extinct
The 10 States Seeing a Massive Millennial Influx
20 States With the Highest Rates of Skin Cancer
13 Surprising Facts About George Orwell
The Moon Is Making the Days on Earth Longer
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