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.

The 10 Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019
Virginia Woolf Calls D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce 'Overrated' in Newly Unearthed 1923 Survey
Last Surviving Person of Interest in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist to Be Released From Prison
Your Balloons Are Bad for Seabirds
New Orleans Hotel Offering $15,000 Stay to Past Guest Who Stole the ‘Most Outrageous’ Item
New British Coin Featuring a Black Hole Honors Stephen Hawking
First Person on Mars Will Likely be a Woman, Says NASA Boss
12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World
These are America’s 20 Best Places to Live in 2019
More Than 12,000 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns
Turn Your Living Room Into a Forest With Framed Moss Art
This Hawaii Cat Sanctuary Is Home to More Than 600 Kitties
A Series of Dyslexia-Friendly Harry Potter Companion Books Has Been Released in the UK
This 'Smart Broom' Sucks Up Debris and Eliminates the Need for a Dust Pan
An Artist Used 1200 Colored Pencils to Build a Working Fender Stratocaster Guitar
You Can Now Use Your FSA or HSA Card to Pay for Medical Items on Amazon
Book a Trip to Visit the 7 Wonders of the World and Contiki Will Pay Your Rent While You're Gone
9 Secrets of Fine Art Auctioneers
New Exhibition Explores the Life of Alexander Hamilton, Courtesy of Lin-Manuel Miranda
Texas Artist Turns Dairy Queen Menu Staples Into Wood-Carved Works of Art
And Then There Was One: There’s Now Only One Blockbuster Store Left in the World
New Stranger Things Comic Book Will Glow in the Dark
Determined to Climb Mt. Everest? You May Have to Carry Some Poop
What's the Difference Between a Possum and an Opossum?
FDA Confirms Asbestos in Makeup Sold at Claire's
25 Bizarre Items Uber Riders Have Left Behind
What Was the Bestselling Book the Year You Were Born? Wordery’s Online Tool Tells You
If ‘ji32k7au4a83’ is Your Online Password, You’re Not Alone—Here’s Why
Why You Should Always Leave the Cap on a Plastic Bottle Before You Recycle It
Driver Captures Avalanche Crashing Down Colorado Mountainside on Video
Want a Year of Free Flights from JetBlue? Delete All Your Instagram Posts
This Compact Flashlight Holds 72 Different Camping Essentials Inside
What the World’s Oldest Metro Lines Look Like From Above
Austin Man’s Endeavor to ‘Keep Austin Weird’ With Bright Pink House Is Annoying His Neighbors
Brand-New Dr. Seuss Book, Horse Museum, Will Be Released This Fall
These Are America’s 10 Best Beaches
Mister Rogers Visited Sesame Street in 1981—and It Was Too Wholesome to Handle
What's the Difference Between a Button-Up and a Button-Down Shirt?
Sweet Gig: Cadbury Is Hiring Chocolate Tasters
Lucky Charms-Inspired Beer Is Magically Delicious
Letters Reveal That Charles Dickens Tried to Have His (Sane) Wife Committed to an Insane Asylum
11 Facts About the Kidneys
Winter is Coming—and So Are Game of Thrones Oreo Cookies
There's a Two-Letter Word You Should Never Use in Professional Correspondence—and Nope, It's Not No
Georgia O'Keeffe's Paintings Are Breaking Out in 'Art Acne'—Here’s Why
It’s 68.5°F in Wales Right Now—Making it the Hottest February Day Ever Recorded in UK History
Sick of Searching for Lids for Your Plastic Containers? These Containers Zip Shut
Chile Has Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Tainted Wine, and They’re All Very Good Boys
Grow Up to 90 Fruits and Vegetables in Your House With This Auto-Watering Indoor Garden
The Reason Why the Genie From Aladdin Is Blue


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