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.

Bizarre New Species of Crabs and a Giant Sea Cockroach Discovered in Waters Off Indonesia
Step Inside This Stunning, Nature-Inspired Art Gallery in Tulum, Mexico
Swim With a Pineapple Under the Sea at America's First Museum for Scuba Divers
How Investing Just $100 Per Month Can Give Your Nest Egg a Serious Boost
A Truck Spilled 12 Tons of Gooey Liquid Chocolate Onto a Highway in Poland
The Surprising Link Between Creativity and Schizophrenia
United Airlines Has Gotten Rid of Tomato Juice, and Customers Are Freaking Out
Google is Developing an Android App to Help Guide Visually Impaired Users
This Spinning Arrow Might Make You Question Your Sense of Direction
Yayoi Kusama's New Flower-Filled Installation Has Art Lovers Seeing Red
Doctor Weighs In on What May Have Killed Saladin, the 12th-Century Muslim Military Leader
Why Jaipur’s King Painted His City Pink to Impress the Prince of Wales
New Contact Lenses Could Let You Shoot Lasers From Your Eyes
The Longest Cruise in the World Takes Seafarers to 59 Countries
How 'Unconscious Bias' Can Trick Your Brain Into Trusting People (Even if You Shouldn't)
Alan Turing's Last Published Paper From 1952 Inspired the Invention of a New Water Filter
There's Now a Podcast That Plays Nothing But Laughter for Six Hours Straight
The Wild, Wild Story of the 'Sex Guru' at the Center of Wild Wild Country
May the Forks Be With You: This Is the Star Wars Dinnerware You Didn't Know You Needed
Take A "Journey with Dorothy" at this Once-Abandoned Wizard of Oz Theme Park
The Easy Trick That Will Help You Organize Your iPhone Apps Faster
Apply Now to Join an Archaeological Dig at Colorado's Magic Mountain
The Most Annoying Things You Can Do on an Airplane
Here's the Biggest Export From Each U.S. State
Scientists Figure Out Why Roses Don't Smell as Good as They Used To
This Is the Most Cited Academic Paper on Wikipedia
Days Inn Wants to Pay You $10,000 to Explore America's Sunniest Cities
Work From the Beach? Hawaii is Handing Out Free Trips to New Yorkers
15 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
15 (Mostly) Normal Foods That Are Banned in Countries Around the World
Zora Neale Hurston's Book on the 'Last Slave' Is Being Published—Nearly 90 Years After it Was Written
World's Oldest Spider Dies in Australia at the Age of 43—From a Wasp Sting
25 Foreign Words with Hilarious Literal Meanings
How Anthony Bourdain Decides Where to Travel to Next for Parts Unknown
3 Ways to Tell Whether You Have Allergies or a Cold
A Robot Called Pepper Can Teach Visitors Swahili at the Smithsonian
From Hogwarts to Game of Thrones: The Floor Plans of Famous Fictional Libraries
The Stories and Scandals That Shaped Hollywood's Classic Actresses
Fossilized Footprints Show Ice Age Hunters Ganged Up on Giant Sloths
Take a Look at What Studio Ghibli's Theme Park Will Look Like When It Opens in 2022
Your Next Favorite Handbag Could be Made of Mushroom Leather
Ice Age Artists Used Charcoal Over 10,000 Years to Create Europe's Oldest Cave Paintings
This Will Soon Be The Longest Nonstop Flight in the World
NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures the Lagoon Nebula's Explosive Core
Apple Offers Free Battery Replacements for Some MacBook Models
Researchers Uncover What's Believed to Be the Oldest Shipwreck in Lake Erie
214 Years After His Death, Alexander Hamilton Is Finally Getting a Law Degree
Cheerleaders and Chicken Suits: Funko is Releasing Several Special Edition Deadpool POPs!
Why Swaziland Was Just Renamed eSwatini
World's First Underwater Residence to Open in the Maldives
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