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.

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
Rare Portrait of a Young Harriet Tubman Is on View at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Experts Attempted to Explain Reddit’s Most Profound ‘Shower Thoughts’
Picturesque Island Near Sicily Could Be Yours for as Little as $1.1 Million
The Government Will Pay You $1000 to Adopt a Wild Horse
Build Your Own Fairy Tales With LEGO's New Pop-Up Books
Millennial Reading Habits Are Surprisingly Traditional
Michelle Obama’s Becoming Is Poised to Become the Best-Selling Autobiography in History
Madame Tussauds Is Now Letting Guests Book Sleepover Parties
One Charitable Candy Lover Will Win an Exclusive Tour of the Peeps Factory
NASA Is Canceling Its All-Female Spacewalk Due to Ill-Fitting Spacesuits
How to Read the George R.R. Martin Books That Launched Game of Thrones for Free
Scientists Built a LEGO 'Electrospinner' to Improve the Texture of Lab-Grown Meat
Shelter Animals Are Named the New 'State Pet' of Ohio
These Hoodies Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Used Coffee Grounds
Disney's Most Magical Destinations Have Been Reimagined as Vintage Travel Posters
Necco Wafers and Sweethearts Are Making a Comeback—Whether You Like It or Not
World’s Oldest Stored Sperm Has Produced Some Healthy Baby Sheep
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: New Book Highlights the Poetry of Mister Rogers's Music
Henri, an Adorable Bulldog from North Carolina, Is Named Cadbury's Newest Easter 'Bunny'
Google Creates First AI Doodle for Bach’s Birthday
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