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.

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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
Where Does All the Human Poop in Antarctica End Up?
New Online Travel Tool Helps You Find the Cheapest Flights From Your City
10 Unusual Easter Candies You Can Buy Online in Time for the Holiday
We Could Be Just Days Away From Seeing the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole
There’s a Supermarket in Croatia With UNESCO Protection
13 Facts About the American Museum of Natural History
Airbnb Is Turning the Louvre’s Pyramid Into a Hotel for One Lucky Winner
5 Fast Facts About Hugh Masekela
The 10 Worst Easter Candies, Ranked
This Self-Warming Mug Doubles as a Wireless Phone Charger
New Ernest Hemingway Center in Havana, Cuba Is Dedicated to Preserving the Author’s Work
The 100 Most Popular Baby Names of 2019
Recycling Your Yogurt Container the Right Way Is a Surprisingly Difficult Task
Global Warming Could Soften 66 Tons of Human Poop at Alaska’s Denali National Park
The 10 Coolest Online Courses You Can Sign Up For in April 2019
If You Drink Your Coffee With Sugar, Here's Why You Should Always Add It First
Stop-Motion Video Reveals the Intricate Patterns Inside Your Favorite Fruits and Veggies
Honey Bees Create a Natural Glue From Spit and Flower Oil to Help Them Carry 'Pollen Pellets' Back to Their Hive
6 Wild Furby Myths That People Actually Believed in the ‘90s
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