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 Box Set of Unreleased David Bowie Songs Is Coming This Spring
9 Facts About My Neighbor Totoro
Understanding Matpakke—Norway's National Packed-Lunch Obsession
Hawaii Has Been Named the Healthiest State in America
How to Download Thousands of Classic Books and Movies That Just Entered the Public Domain
How the Chicago Public Library Is Bringing Story Time to the Laundromat
Meet the Exclusive Travel Club for People Who Have Been to 100 or More Countries
Why the TSA Prefers Dogs With Floppy Ears Rather Than Pointy Ones
20 Words Turning 100 in 2019
Original Drawings by Tolkien Are Coming to New York's Morgan Library
Florida Has Lots of Wild Monkeys With Herpes—and That Number Could Double Soon
How to Make Money by Getting Bumped From Your Flight
New York City Has Officially Banned Foam Takeout Containers
Your Brain Dictates How Many Friends You Have
LEGO Bricks Aren't Recyclable, But You Can Donate Them
Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It
Looking to Find Where Your Favorite Movies are Streaming for Free? There's an App for That
A Forktula Is the Utensil You Never Knew You Needed
If You Can Correctly Pronounce Every Word in This 1920s Poem, You’re Among the English-Speaking Elite
Do Plants Fart?
Save More, Lose Less: How New Year's Resolutions Have Changed Over the Past Year
Kitchen Hack Alert: You Can Shred Chicken in Seconds With a Stand Mixer
Aspen Hotel's Dumb and Dumber Vacation Package Comes With Ruffled Tuxedos, Top Hats, Beer, and a Moped Rental
5 Animals That Would Love Your Used Christmas Tree
'Bandersnatch,' Black Mirror's Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Episode, Is Now on Netflix
All U.S. Hospitals Will Now Be Required to List Their Prices Online
Want to Swear Less? Here Are 5 Methods You Can Try
Take a Look Inside Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Park
A Brief History of Félicette, the First Cat in Space
Mark Your Calendars: A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019
12 Facts About the Pancreas
When Pigeon Photographers Offered a Real-Life Bird’s-Eye View of the World
Car Stalk: Can You Find All the Pop Culture Car References in This Picture?
92-Year-Old Toymaker Donates Hundreds of Handcrafted Wooden Creations to Children
The Real Reason Airlines Want You to Check Your Carry-On Bags
Why Is Costco's Rotisserie Chicken So Cheap?
What Is Static Electricity?
How to Prevent Your Alexa Device From Recording Your Private Conversations
Retro Kit-Cat Klocks Are Getting an 'Exotic' Makeover
The 10 Worst Holiday Candies
Tim Burton's Art Will Make a Rare U.S. Appearance at Las Vegas's Neon Museum in 2019
Scope Out the Best Christmas Light Displays in Your Neighborhood With Nextdoor's Cheer Map
Former NASA Engineer Builds Farting Glitter Bomb to Teach Porch Pirates a Lesson
Missouri Deer Poacher Sentenced to One Year in Jail—Plus Monthly Viewings of Bambi
Hulu Creates Two Holiday-Themed ASMR Videos
Bizarre New Giant Salamander Species Discovered in Florida
There's a Prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and It's Halloween-Themed
Reminder: Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Ends December 31
This Amazing Travel Wallet Can Hold Your Passport and Keep You Organized on the Go
Are There Any Synonyms for the Word Synonym?
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