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.

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
The Helvetica Font Has Been Revamped for the First Time in Decades
7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen
Meet Gracie: The Resident 'Bark Ranger' at Montana's Glacier National Park
This Is America's Most Hated Chore, According to a New Survey
What's the Difference Between a Rabbit and a Hare?
Metal Detectorist Finds a Gold Hatpin That May Have Belonged to Edward IV
Finland's New Tourism Campaign Wants to Show You Why It's the Happiest Country in the World
How Joseph Pulitzer Saved the Statue of Liberty
Surprise! Dog Owners Are Twice as Happy as Cat Parents, According to Recent Survey
A Simple Hack for Recycling Your Contact Lens Blister Packs
High School Production of Alien Is Getting an Encore, Thanks to Ridley Scott
Turn Coffee Time Into Play Time With This LEGO-Compatible Mug
The Most Talked-About Cat and Dog Breeds in Each State
Lucille Ball's Former California Home Is Available For Rent
NASA Reveals How Living in Space for a Year Affected Scott Kelly’s Poop
Japan’s Wisteria Tunnels Are Some of the Most Magical Places on Earth
An Ancient Shipwreck Has Been Turned Into an Underwater Museum Off the Coast of Greece
Two Italian Towns Are Selling Homes for $1—Here’s How to Get One
How to Teach Your Cat to Play Fetch
Photographer Captures Rare and Amazing Photos of North Carolina’s ‘Pollen Apocalypse’
First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole Unveiled
Abandoned Fort on a Private Island in New York Has Hit the Market for Less Than $1 Million
Why Your Canvas Tote Could Be Just as Bad for the Environment as a Plastic Bag
The Most Popular Jelly Bean Flavor in Each State
Inside the World's Only Public Collection of Mechanical Puzzles
The 11 Most Challenged Books of 2018
Kids Whose Parents Read to Them Hear Up to 1.4 Million More Words
10 Surprising Facts About America's Drunken Shopping Habit
30 Hilarious German Insults You Should Start Using Immediately
How Realistic Are the Most Exciting Movie Stunt Scenes? An Interactive Guide Breaks Them Down
Starbucks and Disney Collaborated on a Mug Collection That Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic


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