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.

Florida Has Lots of Wild Monkeys With Herpes—and That Number Could Double Soon
How to Make Money by Getting Bumped From Your Flight
New York City Has Officially Banned Foam Takeout Containers
Your Brain Dictates How Many Friends You Have
LEGO Bricks Aren't Recyclable, But You Can Donate Them
Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It
Looking to Find Where Your Favorite Movies are Streaming for Free? There's an App for That
Remembering Mary Katharine Goddard, the Only Woman Whose Name Appeared on the Declaration of Independence
A Forktula Is the Utensil You Never Knew You Needed
If You Can Correctly Pronounce Every Word in This 1920s Poem, You’re Among the English-Speaking Elite
Do Plants Fart?
Save More, Lose Less: How New Year's Resolutions Have Changed Over the Past Year
Kitchen Hack Alert: You Can Shred Chicken in Seconds With a Stand Mixer
Aspen Hotel's Dumb and Dumber Vacation Package Comes With Ruffled Tuxedos, Top Hats, Beer, and a Moped Rental
5 Animals That Would Love Your Used Christmas Tree
'Bandersnatch,' Black Mirror's Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Episode, Is Now on Netflix
All U.S. Hospitals Will Now Be Required to List Their Prices Online
Want to Swear Less? Here Are 5 Methods You Can Try
Take a Look Inside Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Park
A Brief History of Félicette, the First Cat in Space
Mark Your Calendars: A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019
12 Facts About the Pancreas
When Pigeon Photographers Offered a Real-Life Bird’s-Eye View of the World
Car Stalk: Can You Find All the Pop Culture Car References in This Picture?
92-Year-Old Toymaker Donates Hundreds of Handcrafted Wooden Creations to Children
The Real Reason Airlines Want You to Check Your Carry-On Bags
Why Is Costco's Rotisserie Chicken So Cheap?
What Is Static Electricity?
How to Prevent Your Alexa Device From Recording Your Private Conversations
Retro Kit-Cat Klocks Are Getting an 'Exotic' Makeover
The 10 Worst Holiday Candies
Tim Burton's Art Will Make a Rare U.S. Appearance at Las Vegas's Neon Museum in 2019
Scope Out the Best Christmas Light Displays in Your Neighborhood With Nextdoor's Cheer Map
Former NASA Engineer Builds Farting Glitter Bomb to Teach Porch Pirates a Lesson
Missouri Deer Poacher Sentenced to One Year in Jail—Plus Monthly Viewings of Bambi
Hulu Creates Two Holiday-Themed ASMR Videos
Bizarre New Giant Salamander Species Discovered in Florida
There's a Prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and It's Halloween-Themed
Reminder: Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Ends December 31
This Amazing Travel Wallet Can Hold Your Passport and Keep You Organized on the Go
Are There Any Synonyms for the Word Synonym?
A Dracula Ant's Jaws Snap at 200 Mph—Making It the Fastest Animal Appendage on the Planet
Where to Score Free Treats For National Cupcake Day
Brewery in England Turns Defective Kellogg's Corn Flakes Into Craft Beer
Beware of Amazon Packages You Didn't Order—It Could Be a Scam
This Is How Much the Average American Will Spend on Christmas This Year
Frank Sinatra's Yarmulke Just Sold for Nearly $10,000
Thoughtful Human's Line of Plantable Greeting Cards Is Here for Life's Most Delicate Scenarios
8 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder
New Memory Foam Neck Pillow Takes the Pain Out of Travel
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