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 Hottest Day in Each State
Celebrate Krispy Kreme's Birthday With a Dozen Doughnuts for $1
Coming Soon: A Harry Potter Wand That Teaches Kids to Code
12 Facts About the Gallbladder
Your 'Plastic' Wrap Could Soon Be Made from Crab Shells and Wood Pulp
When 'Ghost Flights' From London's Heathrow Airport Caused an Environmental Scandal
Recall Alert: Ritz Cracker Products Linked to Salmonella
David Bowie's First Recorded Song Found in Bread Box, Heading to Auction
Rare J.R.R. Tolkien Sketches Reveal Another Side of the Fantasy Author
New York City Exhibition Celebrates the Rebellious Victorian-Era Women Who Made History
The European Space Agency Needs Help Naming Its New Mars Rover
Lucille Ball's Hometown Gets A New Comedy Museum
The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Metro Stations
Attention Business Travelers: These Are the Countries With the Fastest Internet
Fearless Man Slices 26 Watermelons on His Stomach in 60 Seconds, Setting New Record
Samsung Is Making a Phone You Can Fold in Half
Utility Workers May Have Found One of Rome’s First Churches
Scientists Just Found the Oldest Known Piece of Bread
The Covers of Jack Kerouac's Classic Titles Are Getting a Makeover
6 Signs You're Getting Hangry
Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter
You Can Now Book a Nap Nook in New York City
Are You Eco-Conscious? You Could Win a Trip to the Dominican Republic
The World's First Full-Color 3D X-Rays Have Arrived
Potato-Based Pet Food Could Be Linked to Heart Disease in Dogs
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
'Lime Disease' Could Give You a Nasty Rash This Summer
Two of the Last Blockbuster Stores Are Closing
Why Eating From a Smaller Plate Might Not Be an Effective Dieting Trick 
This Light-Up Dog Leash Is Perfect for Evening Walks With Fido
Billion-Year-Old Rocks Reveal the First Color Ever Produced by a Living Thing
Don’t Fall For This Trick Used by Hotel Booking Sites
An Ancient Sarcophagus Was Found in Egypt—And It's Never Been Opened
Candytopia, the Interactive Art Installation Made of Sweet Treats, Is Coming to New York City
Drinking Up to Eight Cups of Coffee a Day Could Help You Live Longer
This $56 Glass Is Perfectly Suited to All Styles of Wine
A Good Reason to Love Texas: Pecan Pie Vending Machines
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's Former New York Hotel Suite Is Taking Reservations
Recall: Del Monte Vegetable Trays Have Sickened More than 200
Fisherman Catches Rare 'Cotton Candy' Lobster, Donates It to Aquarium
Good News, Dog Parents: You Can Teach Puppies as Well as Their Canine Moms Can
These Images Can Alter Your Vision For Months
Singing Will Earn You a Free Ride in Finland's New Taxis This Weekend
Banana Panic! Is the Fruit Really on the Brink of Extinction?
The TSA Is Cracking Down on Snacks at the Airport
When a 1986 Meeting Between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev Wreaked Havoc on Iceland
Why You Should Never Leave Bottles of Water in Your Hot Car
California's Barkingham Hotel for Dogs Offers Plush Beds, Gourmet Food, and Pet Pilates
A New Game Show Helps Contestants Pay Off Their Student Loans
Learn Everything You Need to Know About the Science of Hearing in Five Minutes
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