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.

Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
'Lime Disease' Could Give You a Nasty Rash This Summer
Two of the Last Blockbuster Stores Are Closing
Why Eating From a Smaller Plate Might Not Be an Effective Dieting Trick 
This Light-Up Dog Leash Is Perfect for Evening Walks With Fido
Billion-Year-Old Rocks Reveal the First Color Ever Produced by a Living Thing
Don’t Fall For This Trick Used by Hotel Booking Sites
An Ancient Sarcophagus Was Found in Egypt—And It's Never Been Opened
Candytopia, the Interactive Art Installation Made of Sweet Treats, Is Coming to New York City
Drinking Up to Eight Cups of Coffee a Day Could Help You Live Longer
This $56 Glass Is Perfectly Suited to All Styles of Wine
A Good Reason to Love Texas: Pecan Pie Vending Machines
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's Former New York Hotel Suite Is Taking Reservations
Recall: Del Monte Vegetable Trays Have Sickened More than 200
Fisherman Catches Rare 'Cotton Candy' Lobster, Donates It to Aquarium
Good News, Dog Parents: You Can Teach Puppies as Well as Their Canine Moms Can
These Images Can Alter Your Vision For Months
Singing Will Earn You a Free Ride in Finland's New Taxis This Weekend
Banana Panic! Is the Fruit Really on the Brink of Extinction?
The TSA Is Cracking Down on Snacks at the Airport
When a 1986 Meeting Between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev Wreaked Havoc on Iceland
Why You Should Never Leave Bottles of Water in Your Hot Car
California's Barkingham Hotel for Dogs Offers Plush Beds, Gourmet Food, and Pet Pilates
A New Game Show Helps Contestants Pay Off Their Student Loans
Learn Everything You Need to Know About the Science of Hearing in Five Minutes
You Could Design Cadbury’s Next Chocolate Bar
Move Over, Nutella: Lindt's Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread Is Flying Off the Shelves
What Travel Posters Might Look Like If They Were Designed by Famous Film Directors
The 10 Best Cities For Job-Hunters in 2018
Michael Jackson-Themed Art Exhibit Debuts in London
What Color Are These Dots? Your Perception May Be Skewed by Context
America Has a 1.39 Billion-Pound Cheese Surplus. How Did That Happen?
The Evolution of the U.S. Interstate
London's Trees Absorb as Much Carbon as a Rainforest—and Might Slow Climate Change
How to Book a Daytime Stay in a Hotel—No Overnight Required
This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required
The Weather Channel Used VR to Simulate a Shockingly Realistic Tornado
How Spiders Surf the Wind For Miles on Strands of Silk
The Best-Reviewed Grill on Amazon Costs Less Than $150
This Mysterious Condition Makes People Think Bugs Are Crawling Under Their Skin
Rare Marilyn Monroe Movie Posters Are Hitting the Auction Block
Thousands of Swedes Are Replacing Their ID Cards with Microchip Implants
Looking to Hit the Road This Summer? You Can Rent an RV for $1 Per Day
Archaeologists Excavate the Field Where Woodstock Was Held
Art Scholars Say They've Uncovered Leonardo da Vinci's Earliest Work
Rosa Parks's Former House in Detroit Will Be Sold at Auction
College Board Wants to Erase Thousands of Years From AP World History, and Teachers Aren't Happy
Do 'Close Door' Buttons in Elevators Actually Do Anything?
Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Is Up for Auction
Bose's New 'Sleepbuds' Are Designed to Help You Doze Off Faster


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