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.

Scientists Find Fossil of 150-Million-Year-Old Flesh-Eating Fish—Plus a Few of Its Prey
Why Do We Call a Leg Cramp a Charley Horse?
These Are America's 50 Most Rat-Infested Cities
13 Chill Facts About Sloths
Some Scientists Suggest Chronic Anxiety Is a Learning Disorder
Top Universities (Including Harvard) Offer Hundreds of Free Classes Online. Here's How to Join In
Today is National Necktie Day in Croatia—Birthplace of the Necktie
These Food Pun Coasters Are Fun for the Whole Family
Wisconsin Brewery Rolls Out a Candy Corn Beer
Arizona Animal Sanctuary Needs Volunteers to Cuddle Rescued Wolfdog Puppies
You're Probably Raking Leaves All Wrong
This 'Time-Traveling Illusion' Is Designed to Trick Your Brain
The Nightmare Before Dinner Cookbook Features More Than 60 Tim Burton-Inspired Recipes
There's an Easier Way to Use a Cheese Grater
Want to Save the Environment? Eat Less Meat
Can You Solve Elon Musk's Favorite Brainteaser?
The Right Way to Pronounce 'Dachshund'
One Good Reason Not to Hold in a Fart: It Could Leak Out of Your Mouth
The Most Popular Scary Netflix Series in Each State
Tudors to Windsors: Houston's Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates 500 Years of Royal Portraits
Waze Carpool Will Help You Find the Perfect Commute Buddy
5 Tips for Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner For Your Space
Why Tigers Find Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men Cologne So Irresistible
David Shrigley's Inflatable 'Swan-Thing' Installation Comes to Life in 12-Minute Cycles
This Chart Shows Just About Every Brewery in the U.S.
Meet Beadnose: Alaska's New Fat Bear Champion
Bees Across America Stopped Buzzing During Last Year's Total Solar Eclipse
Bloody Mary, and Why We Think We See Things in Mirrors
Eleanor Roosevelt's Civics Book From Nearly 90 Years Ago Has Been Revamped and Reissued
New Study Confirms Growing Up in a Home Filled With Books Is Good for You
George Romero Left Behind Nearly 50 Unproduced Scripts—and One Unreleased Film
House Centipedes Use Their Legs Like Lassos to Catch Prey
How The Supreme Court Could Decide the Fate of the Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog
This Creepy Finger Plugs Into Your Phone and Drags the Device to You
America's Fastest Growing City Might Surprise You
Use The Force to Get Fit With Star Wars Workout Equipment
Florida's Red Tide Has Reached the Miami Area
India's Most Expensive Tea Is Only Picked Under a Full Moon
David Hockney Designed Westminster Abbey's Newest Stained Glass Window—on an iPad
PTSD Might Be Contagious
6 Fast Facts About Brain-Eating Amoebae
Australian Zoo Says Fruit Is Now Too Sugary for Its Animals
Think Your Kid Has Got What It Takes to Be the Next Gerber Baby? Now's the Time to Find Out
Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery Launch a Coffee Porter For Fall
Artificial Ingredients Have Been Removed From McDonald's Classic Burgers
New Google Maps Commuter Tab Shows Traffic Delays and Tracks the Location of Your Train or Bus
Rare Tree Kangaroo in New Guinea Was Just Seen For the First Time in 90 Years
World's First Fully Automated Indoor Farm Is Being Built in Ohio
Messages Hidden in Bird Calls or Music Could Be Used to Hijack Your Voice Assistant
6 Fall Festivals Around the World That Celebrate Animals
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