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.

Alex Trebek Knows He Sometimes Sounds Like a 'Disappointed Dad' on Jeopardy
Attention Remote Workers: Tulsa Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There
5 Ways You Can Help California's Wildfire Victims
10 Subscription Boxes That Would Make Great Gifts
This Ultra-Comfy Travel Onesie Has an Inflatable Hood and Neck Pillow
Why Do Hangovers Get Worse As You Get Older?
Celebrating Amanda Crowe, Famed Native American Woodcarver
The Philippines Is Spending $14 Billion to Build a 'Pollution-Free' City Near Manila
The Most-Googled Thanksgiving Recipe in Each State
Worried About Someone Spying on You? This Gadget Finds Hidden Cameras in Any Room
What's the Difference Between a Break and a Fracture?
Physicists Have Come Up With the 'Perfect Pizza Equation'
Wreckage of a World War II Nazi 'Flying Bomb' Found in English Forest
Lost Night of the Living Dead Sequel Being Filmed, 50 Years Later
8 Tips For Overcoming 'Reader's Block'
Searching for a New Gig? The Cities With the Highest Job Growth in Each State, Mapped
Two Harvard Scientists Suggest 'Oumuamua Could Be, Uh, an Alien Probe
Companies Are Using Bonus Cash and Vacation Days to Encourage Employees Not to Smoke
This Simple Plastic Wrap Hack Will Make Your Kitchen Life Much Easier
This Tool Creates a Heat Map of All the Places You've Visited
Does My Employer Have to Give Me Paid Time Off to Vote?
How Do You Say the Plural Form of 'Octopus'?
Researchers Just Discovered the Largest Cluster of Deep-Sea Octopuses They've Ever Seen
Oscar Mayer Sparks Outrage by Saying Hot Dogs Are Sandwiches
Starbucks Is Giving Away Reusable Cups All Day Today—Here's How to Get One
Reports of Mark Twain's Quote About His Own Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
The Most Popular Netflix Documentary in Each State
An Original Darth Vader Helmet Is Hitting the Auction Block
America Has a Pet Obesity Problem—and It's Growing
In Japan, Splintered Baseball Bats Are Turned Into Chopsticks
Sick of Searching for Lids? These Containers Zip Shut
Reese's 'Candy Converter Machine' Lets You Trade Your Most Hated Candy for Peanut Butter Cups
13 Facts About Ovaries
The Real Story Behind Friday the 13th's Iconic Whisper Sound Effect
NASA Just Launched a New Podcast, and It's All About Mars
The Most Popular Classic Horror Movie Villain in Each State
Dogs Are Being Trained to Detect Malaria by Sniffing People's Socks
The 20 Most Popular Pedigreed Cat Breeds in America
Wes Anderson Tarot Cards Are a Whimsical Way to See the Future
Looking to Manage Your Time Better? Try the 'Eat That Frog' Technique
The Library of Congress Needs Help Transcribing Lincoln's Letters and Other Historic Documents
Your Office is Infested With Germs—and In Places You Might Not Expect
What Words Were First Recorded the Year You Were Born? Merriam-Webster Breaks it Down
14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Haunted House Actors
The 13-Year-Old 'Clean Teeth' Lollipop Inventor Who's Outselling Tootsie, Dum Dums, and Blow Pop on Amazon
The 10 Most (and Least) Tax-Friendly States in America
Inventor's 'Every Day Calendar' Gives You a Gold Star for Achieving Daily Goals
What Is Bologna Made Of?
Burger King's Halloween Slushie Might Turn Your Poop Black and Blue
Dorcas Reilly, the Woman Who Invented the Green Bean Casserole, Dies at 92
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