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.

When Skeleton Rocking Chairs and ‘Vampire Killing Kits’ Fooled People Into Thinking They Were Rare Historical Artifacts
What Do the Numbers and Letters on a Boarding Pass Mean?
Why 'Run' Is The Most Complex Word in the English Language
Mark Your Calendars: An Enormous Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth on April 13, 2029
Kentucky Is Home to the World's Only Ventriloquism Museum
Norman Mailer's MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 Is Getting a Special 50th Anniversary Release from TASCHEN
Werner Herzog, Who Is Starring in an Upcoming Star Wars Series, Has Never Seen a Star Wars Movie
Tim Hortons Is Giving Away Enormous ‘Mom-Sized’ Iced Coffees This Mother’s Day
The 25 Best Entry-Level Jobs for 2019 (and the 25 Worst)
How Your Used Mascara Wand Could Help Save the Lives of Wild Animals
Library of Congress Has Digitized 100 Rare and Classic Children’s Books
Derby Turds: An Artist Is Selling Kentucky Derby Winner Silver Charm's Poop for $200
The World's 13 Best Airports for De-Stressing
Google Is Probably Tracking Your Location Right Now—Here’s How to Stop That
A Simple Trick to Prevent Your Guacamole from Browning
Not Sure When to Water Your Plants? This Soil Moisture Sensor Will Tell You
12 Facts About Your Digestive System
The Average American Has Cried on Their Couch 17 Times, According to New Poll
Explore Leonardo Da Vinci's Anatomical Sketches and Lesser-Known Artworks With This Coffee Table Book
Seabird Photobombs London Traffic Cam, Becomes Internet Sensation
Franky’s Law: A New Bill in Maine Could Give Abused Animals a Voice in Court
Language Learning App Magiclingua Lets You Practice Speaking With an AI-Powered Smart Bot
15 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
Oregon Man Wants to Be the First Person to Launch His Cat’s Cremains Into Space
A Babe Ruth Rookie Card Found in an Old Piano Just Sold for More Than $130,000
7 Foolproof Products to Help You Grow a Garden Inside Your Home
Bob Ross Socks Are Here to Brighten Your Day
Planning a Trip Abroad? Here's What You Should Read Depending on the Country You're Visiting
Biodegradable Shopping Bags Aren't So Biodegradable After All
These Smart Water Bottles Run on Solar Power and Remind You When It's Time to Drink Up
Missouri Now Has a Retirement Home for Senior Shelter Dogs
A 400-Year-Old Bible Stolen From Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library Has Been Recovered in the Netherlands
This Book Subscription Service Gets Its "Literary Matchmakers" to Hand-Pick the Perfect Book For You
How LEGOs Are Helping Kids Learn Braille
'Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes' Exhibit Features Original Art and MCU Costumes
Here’s How Much a 5-Star Hotel Will Cost You in 100 Popular Travel Destinations Around the World
This Indoor Garden Grows Up to 30 Fruits and Vegetables With Little Maintenance Required
Behr Will Pay Someone $10,000 to Travel the U.S. and Canada in Search of New Paint Colors
Guinness Is Doing Away With Its Plastic Packaging
Vans Is Launching a Harry Potter-Themed Collection of Sneakers and Apparel
Out of Print's Retro Star Wars T-Shirts Pay Homage to an '80s Reading Campaign
Trivial Pursuit Has Launched a Shakespeare Edition
South Dakota’s Flintstones Theme Park Has Been Demolished
Experts Say Storytime Can Help Children Recover From Trauma
A Ring Containing a Lock of Charlotte Brontë’s Hair Found Its Way to Antiques Roadshow
These Modern, Minimalist Cremation Urns Double as Planters
10 Amazing Pieces of Peeps Art
Why Choosing the Second Cheapest Wine on the Menu Isn't Such a Good Idea
Springer Nature Has Published the First AI-Written Textbook
Watch the Denver Zoo’s New Baby Sloth Cuddle Up With Its Mom
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