Emily Petsko

Emily Petsko is a former staff writer at Mental Floss. Her writing has appeared in Lonely Planet, The Guardian, and several lifestyle publications in Asia.

11 Secrets of Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line Operators
Why We Think We See Ghosts in Mirrors
8 Facts About Shel Silverstein
America's 50 Most Rat-Infested Cities
Mary Katharine Goddard and the Declaration of Independence
Medgar Evers’s Mississippi Home Is a National Monument
Fascinating Facts About Mark Twain
10 Amazing Facts About Cherry Blossoms
7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen
12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World
6 Facts About Sojourner Truth, the 19th-Century Abolitionist
How A Christmas Story's Flagpole Scene Was Filmed
Nextdoor's Cheer Map Locates Local Holiday Light Displays
Common English Words from Native American Languages
This Might be the World's Hardest Jigsaw Puzzle
Products to Grow an Indoor Garden
10 Trailblazing Facts About Susan B. Anthony
Thomas Crapper Facts
Why Were Graham Crackers Invented?
10 Products to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
5 Animals That Would Love Your Used Christmas Tree
93-Year-Old Toymaker Donates Hundreds of Handcrafted Creations
You Can Now Use Your FSA or HSA Card to Pay for Medical Items on Amazon
11 Thoughtful Gifts for Secret Santa and White Elephant Exchanges
6 Fall Festivals Around the World That Celebrate Animals
A Traveling Harry Potter Beer Festival Is Coming to Several U.S. Cities
Bombshell, Victoria’s Secret’s Bestselling Fragrance, Also Happens to Repel Mosquitoes
It's Not Too Early to Pre-Order Your Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar
How Thomas Jefferson's Obsession With Mastodons Partly Fueled the Lewis and Clark Expedition
From Hogwarts to Game of Thrones: The Floor Plans of Famous Fictional Libraries
Hasbro Has Released a Stranger Things-Themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Kit
10 Fascinating Facts About the 10 Most Popular National Parks in America
13 Surprising Facts About George Orwell
The Right Way to Pet a Dog, According to Veterinarians
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Body to Science
How Beavers Could Help Clean Up Polluted Waters Around the World
The Reason Why Your Car Window Is Edged With Tiny Black Dots
9 Secrets of Uber Drivers
The 3 Best Mattresses You Can Order Online Right Now
Bad News: The Best Time of the Day to Drink Coffee Isn’t as Soon as You Wake Up
This Is What Millions of Monarch Butterflies Sound Like
When Skeleton Rocking Chairs and ‘Vampire Killing Kits’ Fooled People Into Thinking They Were Rare Historical Artifacts
What Do the Numbers and Letters on a Boarding Pass Mean?
Why 'Run' Is The Most Complex Word in the English Language
Mark Your Calendars: An Enormous Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth on April 13, 2029
Kentucky Is Home to the World's Only Ventriloquism Museum
Norman Mailer's MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 Is Getting a Special 50th Anniversary Release from TASCHEN
Werner Herzog, Who Is Starring in an Upcoming Star Wars Series, Has Never Seen a Star Wars Movie
Tim Hortons Is Giving Away Enormous ‘Mom-Sized’ Iced Coffees This Mother’s Day
The 25 Best Entry-Level Jobs for 2019 (and the 25 Worst)
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