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.

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
The 10 Most Pet-Friendly Airports in America
Ants Take Sick Days to Protect Their Colonies from Disease
11 Brilliant Gifts for the Teacher in Your Life
Netflix Is Adapting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Other Roald Dahl Tales Into an Animated Series
See How Much J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and Other Top Authors Earn in One Minute
11 Insightful Facts About Eyes
How A Christmas Story's Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Scene Was Filmed
6 Tips for Making the Perfect Snowball
A Piece of the Eiffel Tower's Original Staircase Is Going Up for Auction
Experimental Brain Implant Lets Paralyzed People Communicate by Turning Thoughts Into Text
Waterbeds Are Ready to Make a Comeback
The Top '90s Toy in Each State
Laughter in the Workplace Can Boost Productivity—and Make You Seem More Competent
Some Lip Balms Make Chapped Lips Worse—Here Are the Ingredients You Should Avoid
Beyond Butterball: 7 Holiday Food Hotlines That Can Talk You Out of a Kitchen Disaster
11 Common English Words from Native American Languages
Florida Is Home to 'Skull-Collecting' Ants, Because Florida
Boozy Pecan Pie Milkshakes Are Just What We Need This Thanksgiving
Smoke From California Wildfires Has Reached the East Coast and Caused Haze
A Home Alone-Themed Clothing Line Has Arrived Just in Time for Holiday Party Season
Finally! Scientists Have Figured Out How Wombats Poop Cubes
YouTube Is Now Streaming Free Movies—as Long as You'll Sit Through Some Ads
What 12 Fast Food Advertisements Look Like Compared to the Real Thing
'Obscene' Books From Oxford's Bodleian Libraries Go on Display for the First Time
What Are Your Chances of Dying from Everyday Activities? Chart Shows The Risks
How the Los Angeles Zoo Protects Its Animals During Wildfires and Other Emergencies
8 Travel Tips For Stress-Free Holidays
11 Secrets of Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line Operators
This Live Stream Lets You Eavesdrop on Endangered Killer Whales' Conversations
L’Oréal’s New Wearable Sensor Keeps Track of Your Daily UV Exposure
Netflix Is Testing Cheaper, Mobile-Only Subscriptions in Some Markets
6 Factors That Determine Whether or Not You Remember Your Dreams
To Apostrophe or Not to Apostrophe: How to Pluralize Your Last Name
The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend—Here's the Best Way to See It
Dozens of Cat Mummies, Plus 100 Cat Statues, Discovered in 4500-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb
Alex Trebek Knows He Sometimes Sounds Like a 'Disappointed Dad' on Jeopardy
Attention Remote Workers: Tulsa Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There
5 Ways You Can Help California's Wildfire Victims
10 Great Subscription Boxes for Everyone On Your Gift List
This Ultra-Comfy Travel Onesie Has an Inflatable Hood and Neck Pillow
Why Do Hangovers Get Worse As You Get Older?
Celebrating Amanda Crowe, Famed Native American Woodcarver
The Philippines Is Spending $14 Billion to Build a 'Pollution-Free' City Near Manila
The Most-Googled Thanksgiving Recipe in Each State
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