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.

The 3 Best Mattresses You Can Order Online Right Now
Hasbro Is Releasing a Stranger Things-Themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Kit
These Nature Posters Show the Most Endangered Animal in Each State
All Aboard! Mexico Is Now Home to an All-You-Can-Drink Tequila Train
Bob Dylan's Lyrics, Poetry, and Prose Showcased at Chicago's American Writers Museum
Cleveland’s National Weather Service Issued an Unofficial 'Small Dog Advisory’ Due to High Winds
Car Shopping? This 1991 Toyota Crown Hearse Can Be Yours for Less Than $20,000
A (Still-Sharp) Medieval Sword Was Pulled from a Sewer in Denmark
This Cuddly, Microwaveable Sloth Soothes Stress, Aches, and Pains
Texas Middle Schoolers Don Wigs and Paint Happy Little Trees in Tribute to Bob Ross
Royal Caribbean Wants to Pay Someone to Explore the World for a Month
The 15 Cheapest Vacation Spots for 2019
49 Iconic Couches From Your Favorite Sitcoms, in One Chart
More Than 80 Percent of the Most Popular Novels Are Written by Men
A Patron Returned a Book to a Maryland Library Nearly 75 Years After It Was Due
Sandusky, Ohio Is the Latest City to Announce It Will Stop Observing Columbus Day
More Than 120,000 DeWALT Drills Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
There's a Free Online Archive of Pre-1900 Watercolors From Around the World
Oops! A New Theory Says Alexander the Great May Have Been Declared Dead Prematurely
Dr. Ruth and Mr. Peanut Answer Your Burning Questions About Love and Sex This Valentine's Day
This Tiny Compression Bag Vacuum Can Double the Space in Your Suitcase
McDonald’s Happy Meals Now Come With Roald Dahl Books Instead of Toys in New Zealand
The Surprising Benefits of Creating a 'Failure Resume'
Princess Margaret’s 21st Birthday Dress Is On Display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum
The Line for the Women’s Bathroom Is Always Notoriously Long. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way
Hawaii Is Considering Banning the Sale of Cigarettes Entirely
Each State’s Most-Streamed TV Show in 2018
Wildlife is Thriving at the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Site
13 Facts About Genes
Computer Engineer Designs World’s First AI-Powered Cat Shelter in Beijing
6 Facts About Sojourner Truth, the 19th-Century Abolitionist and Feminist
How Tone-Deaf Are You? This Test Can Tell
Powerful Winds in Northern Ireland Uprooted One of the Trees Made Famous by Game of Thrones
10 Products to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Scientists Are Tweeting About The Strangest Experiments They've Ever Done
Your Next Beercation Could Include a Tasting at 35,000 Feet
Goodbye, Bedrock City: Arizona's Flintstones Theme Park Has Closed After Nearly 50 Years
Tyson Recalls its Chicken Nuggets After Rubber Is Found in the Meat
Can You Spot the Keyboard Hiding Among the Zebras?
Here’s the Real (No Good) Reason Glasses Are So Expensive
‘Lost’ Footage of David Bowie’s TV Debut as Ziggy Stardust Found
The World’s First Smart Toilet for Dogs Has Arrived
TripAdvisor’s Top Hotel in the World Is Home to a Sloth Sanctuary
Dr. Ruth Is Updating Her Sex for Dummies Book for Millennial Readers
Missing Sweethearts This Valentine's Day? Try Jelly Belly's 'Conversation Beans' Instead
This Wall Chart Shows Every Species in the Cat Kingdom
5 Facts About Thomas Crapper
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
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