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.

Letters Reveal That Charles Dickens Tried to Have His (Sane) Wife Committed to an Insane Asylum
11 Facts About the Kidneys
Winter is Coming—and So Are Game of Thrones Oreo Cookies
There's a Two-Letter Word You Should Never Use in Professional Correspondence—and Nope, It's Not No
Georgia O'Keeffe's Paintings Are Breaking Out in 'Art Acne'—Here’s Why
It’s 68.5°F in Wales Right Now—Making it the Hottest February Day Ever Recorded in UK History
Sick of Searching for Lids for Your Plastic Containers? These Containers Zip Shut
Chile Has Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Tainted Wine, and They’re All Very Good Boys
Grow Up to 90 Fruits and Vegetables in Your House With This Auto-Watering Indoor Garden
The Reason Why the Genie From Aladdin Is Blue
For the First Time Ever, a Mammal Has Been Declared Extinct Due to Climate Change
Queen Throws Its Support Behind a Breakthru-Inspired LEGO Set
Indiana Just Got Its First National Park
Thrift Stores Are Seeing a Surge in Donations, Thanks to Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
Bring Some Magic Into Your Home With These Harry Potter Fine Art Photographs
Criterion Edition of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet Will Include 51 Minutes of ‘Lost’ Footage
Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s Famous Cat, Will Inherit Part of the Late Designer’s Fortune
Sorry, But Last Month's Polar Vortex Didn't Wipe Out 95 Percent of Stink Bugs
After 110 Million Years, This Spider Fossil's Eyes Are All Aglow
This Interactive Toy Plays With Your Dog When You're Busy Folding Laundry or Watching Your Favorite Show
A Poop Museum Is Coming to Japan
What's the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?
Are You Smart Enough to Pass Thomas Edison's Impossible Employment Test?
Photographer's Up-Close Images of Animal Eyes Will Have You Seeing Wildlife in a Whole New Way
How to See a Dozen Presidential Homes in One Road Trip for Less Than $220
These Nature Posters Show the Most Endangered Animal in Each State
All Aboard! Mexico Is Now Home to an All-You-Can-Drink Tequila Train
Bob Dylan's Lyrics, Poetry, and Prose Showcased at Chicago's American Writers Museum
Cleveland’s National Weather Service Issued an Unofficial 'Small Dog Advisory’ Due to High Winds
Car Shopping? This 1991 Toyota Crown Hearse Can Be Yours for Less Than $20,000
A (Still-Sharp) Medieval Sword Was Pulled from a Sewer in Denmark
This Cuddly, Microwaveable Sloth Soothes Stress, Aches, and Pains
Texas Middle Schoolers Don Wigs and Paint Happy Little Trees in Tribute to Bob Ross
Royal Caribbean Wants to Pay Someone to Explore the World for a Month
The 15 Cheapest Vacation Spots for 2019
49 Iconic Couches From Your Favorite Sitcoms, in One Chart
More Than 80 Percent of the Most Popular Novels Are Written by Men
A Patron Returned a Book to a Maryland Library Nearly 75 Years After It Was Due
Sandusky, Ohio Is the Latest City to Announce It Will Stop Observing Columbus Day
More Than 120,000 DeWALT Drills Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
There's a Free Online Archive of Pre-1900 Watercolors From Around the World
Oops! A New Theory Says Alexander the Great May Have Been Declared Dead Prematurely
Dr. Ruth and Mr. Peanut Answer Your Burning Questions About Love and Sex This Valentine's Day
This Tiny Compression Bag Vacuum Can Double the Space in Your Suitcase
McDonald’s Happy Meals Now Come With Roald Dahl Books Instead of Toys in New Zealand
The Surprising Benefits of Creating a 'Failure Resume'
Princess Margaret’s 21st Birthday Dress Is On Display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum
The Line for the Women’s Bathroom Is Always Notoriously Long. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way
Hawaii Is Considering Banning the Sale of Cigarettes Entirely
Each State’s Most-Streamed TV Show in 2018
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