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.

Diamond Mines Are Drying Up, So De Beers Is Starting to Grow Them
Work From Home? Vermont Will Pay You Up to $10,000 to Move There
Balenciaga's $1290 'T-Shirt Shirt' Is Confusing the Internet
Fudgie the Whale Now Comes in Beer Form
The Mister Rogers T-Shirt Collection: Now Shipping to Your Neighborhood
Warning: Nearly 230,000 Pounds of SPAM Were Just Recalled
Why Do Fire Stations Still Use Sirens?
Beyond Boaty McBoatface: 9 Public Naming Contests That Ended Badly
Where to Score Free Treats on National Doughnut Day
Inside Invitation to Love: Twin Peaks's Show-Within-A-Show You May Have Missed
Google Translate Error Accidentally Insults Flat-Earthers
9 Healthy Frozen Meals to Keep in Your Freezer
Why Are Our Brains So Big? Scientists Have a Few Possible Answers
Linguists Say We Might Be Able to Communicate With Aliens If We Ever Encounter Them
The Best Children's Books of the Year, According to Bank Street College of Education
Google Launches World's Largest Digital Collection of Frida Kahlo Artifacts
An Original Peanuts Comic Strip Can Be Yours—for $30,000
Amazon Is Banning Customers Who Return Too Many Items
The Concept of the 'American Backyard' is Newer Than You Think
Carnivorous Hammerhead Flatworms Are Invading France
McDonald's May Be Getting Rid of Its Plastic Straws
From Camreigh to Kayzleigh: Parents Invented More Than 1000 New Baby Names Last Year
Build Your Own Harry Potter Characters With LEGO's New BrickHeadz Set
People With Type A Blood Are More Prone to Severe Diarrhea
Stradivarius Violins Get Their Distinctive Sound By Mimicking the Human Voice
These Suitcases Convert Into a Mini Kitchen, Office, or Bed
Barack and Michelle Obama's Next Move: Producing Content for Netflix
This Hidden Button Gives You More Room in a Plane's Aisle Seat
This Wall Chart Shows Every Oil Painting Vincent Van Gogh Ever Created
How a Pregnant Rhino Named Victoria Could Save an Entire Subspecies
Researchers Accidentally Discover 128-Year-Old Shipwreck
Shopping Malls Might be Dying, But Miami Is Planning to Build the Largest One in North America
Why Our Brains Love Plot Twists
How to Craft the Perfect Gag, According to Buster Keaton
The 25 Most In-Demand Job Skills Right Now, According to LinkedIn
8 Professional Translators Choose Their Favorite 'Untranslatable' Words
New 'Fire Alarm Wallpaper' Could Save Your Life
Chefs Launch World's Highest Pop-Up Restaurant at Mt. Everest Base Camp
Google Fixes Major Problem in its Cheeseburger and Beer Emojis
This Is Why It’s So Hard to Learn a Second Language as an Adult
A New Tool Could Make Fingerprint Analysis More Scientific
'Man With the Golden Arm' Retires From Donating Blood After Saving More Than 2 Million Babies
The Right Way to Hold Your Cat, According to a Vet
A 92-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Fourth College Degree
Bizarre New Species of Crabs and a Giant Sea Cockroach Discovered in Waters Off Indonesia
Step Inside This Stunning, Nature-Inspired Art Gallery in Tulum, Mexico
Swim With a Pineapple Under the Sea at America's First Museum for Scuba Divers
How Investing Just $100 Per Month Can Give Your Nest Egg a Serious Boost
A Truck Spilled 12 Tons of Gooey Liquid Chocolate Onto a Highway in Poland
The Surprising Link Between Creativity and Schizophrenia


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