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.

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Circus Peanuts and Necco Wafers are Forming a Deliciously Disgusting Candy Alliance
A Fungus Could Be One Key to Solving Our Plastic Waste Crisis
The Top 20 Coffee Cities in the U.S.
LEGO Wheelchair Gives Injured Turtle at Maryland Zoo a Second Chance
The 35 Most Frequently Banned Books of the Past 5 Years
Ground Beef Targeted by Massive Recall Might Still Be in Your Freezer
A Cartoonist and Physicist Team Up to Explain the Universe in New Science Podcast
12 Facts About Belly Buttons
Predicting This Year's 10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes
Archaeologists Uncover World's Oldest Known Brewery in Israel
Facebook Is Now Fact-Checking Your Memes
This Phone Charger Connects at a 90-Degree Angle—And It Makes All the Difference
Can You Find the 30 Album Covers Referenced in This Picture?
London's Trafalgar Square Gets a Poetry-Writing Red Lion
Fossilized Fat Shows 550-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature May Have Been the World's First Animal
This Pop Culture Guide to Proofreading Marks Will Help You Write the Perfect Essay
The 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America
Why Some Pockets on Your Jackets Are Sewn Shut (and How to Tell If You Should Cut Them Open)
Sydney Airport's New 'Quiet' Terminal Helps You Relax Before a Flight
If You Want to Be a Better Learner, Try Drawing (Even If You're Bad at It)
How a Wildlife Center Untangled Five Squirrels' Tails
Scientists Can Tell If Great White Sharks Are Around by Testing DNA in Seawater
There Could Be Hundreds of Frozen Corpses Buried Beneath Antarctica's Snow and Ice
Mayochup Is Now an Official Condiment
Ice Age Wolf Pup and Caribou Mummies Discovered in Yukon
AI Is Tackling Yet Another Creative Medium: Improv Comedy
Toronto, 'Raccoon Capital of the World,' Is Fighting Its Trash Panda Problem ... and Losing
Glow-in-the-Dark Star Wars Undies Have Arrived
My Neighbor Totoro Is Returning to the Big Screen This Fall
Frank Lloyd Wright's Spiral House in Phoenix Hits the Market for $12.9 Million
M&Ms Unveils New Jalapeño Peanut Flavor
11 Secrets of Tour Directors
New 'Smart' Power Strip Lets You Control Each Individual Outlet
Move Over Life Alert: New Apple Watch Can Tell When You Fall and Will Call For Help
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Creates $2 Billion Fund to Aid Children and Homeless Families
This Interactive Map Will Help You Plan the Ultimate Foodie Road Trip
Wikipedia Is Digitally 'Preserving' Items Destroyed in the Brazil National Museum Fire
Google Street View Cars Are Now Testing for Air Quality, Too
Simple Steps to Keep Your Pets Safe Following a Natural Disaster
A Small Colorado Town's Punny Signs Are Receiving National Attention
Fishermen Caught a 10,500-Year-Old Giant Irish Elk Skull—Antlers and All
Amsterdam Hopes to Save Bee Populations With Its 'Insect Hotels'
Could Tennis Be One Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life?
What Happens When You Don't Wash Your Sheets?
11 Tips For Crafting the Perfect Travel Itinerary
8 Bird Species, Including a Blue Macaw, Are Declared Extinct
Online Museum Is Preserving 'Endangered' Sounds for Future Generations
Female Narwhals and Beluga Whales Go Through Menopause, Too
You Can Now Vacation in a Covered Wagon Cabin Near Yosemite


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