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.

You Could Design Cadbury’s Next Chocolate Bar
Move Over, Nutella: Lindt's Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread Is Flying Off the Shelves
What Travel Posters Might Look Like If They Were Designed by Famous Film Directors
The 10 Best Cities For Job-Hunters in 2018
Michael Jackson-Themed Art Exhibit Debuts in London
What Color Are These Dots? Your Perception May Be Skewed by Context
America Has a 1.39 Billion-Pound Cheese Surplus. How Did That Happen?
The Evolution of the U.S. Interstate
London's Trees Absorb as Much Carbon as a Rainforest—and Might Slow Climate Change
How to Book a Daytime Stay in a Hotel—No Overnight Required
This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required
The Weather Channel Used VR to Simulate a Shockingly Realistic Tornado
How Spiders Surf the Wind For Miles on Strands of Silk
The Best-Reviewed Grill on Amazon Costs Less Than $150
This Mysterious Condition Makes People Think Bugs Are Crawling Under Their Skin
Rare Marilyn Monroe Movie Posters Are Hitting the Auction Block
Thousands of Swedes Are Replacing Their Credit Cards with Microchip Implants
Looking to Hit the Road This Summer? You Can Rent an RV for $1 Per Day
Archaeologists Excavate the Field Where Woodstock Was Held
Art Scholars Say They've Uncovered Leonardo da Vinci's Earliest Work
Rosa Parks's Former House in Detroit Will Be Sold at Auction
College Board Wants to Erase Thousands of Years From AP World History, and Teachers Aren't Happy
Do 'Close Door' Buttons in Elevators Actually Do Anything?
Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Is Up for Auction
Bose's New 'Sleepbuds' Are Designed to Help You Doze Off Faster
Want to Boost Your Home's Value By More Than $6000? Paint Your Front Door Black
These Sparrows Have Been Singing the Same Songs for 1500 Years
When John Lennon and Yoko Ono Mailed Acorns to World Leaders
An Eco-Friendly Startup Is Converting Banana Peels Into Fabric for Clothes
AI Remade Old Music Videos, and You'll Never See 'Sabotage' the Same Way Again
Scientists Have Launched an Earthquake Emoji Design Competition
New Health-Monitoring Litter Box Could Save You a Trip to the Vet
Two Human Toes Were Stolen From an Anatomy Exhibit
From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State
This Plant Can Burn Your Skin With its Sap—And It May Be Coming to Your Neighborhood
Science Has a Good Explanation For Why You Can't Resist That Doughnut
Charles Dickens Museum Highlights the Author's Contributions to Science and Medicine
Beyond Wanderlust: 30 Words Every Traveler Should Know
This Photographer Is Changing People's Perceptions of Pit Bulls, One Flower Crown at a Time
Marie Antoinette's Jewelry Is Up for Sale
Uncombable Hair Syndrome Is a Real—and Very Rare—Genetic Condition
'Binge-watch' and More New Words Now Officially Recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary
How to Spot Poison Ivy, According to a Scientist
The Great American Road Trip Is Making a Comeback
Stephen Hawking’s Memorial Will Beam His Words Toward the Nearest Black Hole
S-Town Podcast Is Being Turned Into a Movie
You Can Visit This Abandoned, Ivy-Covered Town in China for Just 50 Cents
Disney World is Giving Away a Glamping Trip in Pandora
8 Projects That Reenvision the Traditional Cemetery
Country Time Is Paying Off Fines on Kids' Lemonade Stands


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