Ellen Gutoskey

Ellen Gutoskey is a Mental Floss staff writer who especially loves covering pop culture, not-so-popular culture, literature, really tiny things, really giant things, and anything that was previously thought to be lost. She used to work in publishing, she's usually laughing, and you can follow her on Twitter @ellengutoskey.
Is It Illegal to Shout 'Fire' in a Crowded Theater?
Misconceptions About Colonial America
Study Shows How Sperm Corkscrew to an Egg
Earthquake Facts
Texas Man Invented Deep-Fried Beer
Wonder Women Bingo Cards
Underground Railroad Conductors and Station Masters
Illinois School District Bans Remote Students From Wearing PJs
Florence's Plague-Era Wine Windows Are Back
Fox Steals Shoes in Berlin
Epidemiologists Job Secrets
USDA Recalls 38,000 Pounds of Ground Beef
Kraft Encourages Breakfast Mac and Cheese
Spot the Differences in These Park Pictures
Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions
Why Dogs Are Scared of Thunderstorms
Build-Your-Own House Kit on Amazon
Washington Catches Murder Hornet, Now Hunts for Nest
Netflix Is Rolling Out Playback Speed Controls
Kodak STEP Cameras Print Photos
Why We Say ‘Spill the Beans’
August’s Full Sturgeon Moon 2020
James Baldwin Talks Racism on ‘The Dick Cavett Show’
National Museum of African American History Wants Your COVID-19 and BLM Stories
Sommify Wine-Tasting Board Game Is Coming Soon
Basket App Compares Grocery Store Prices
Last Lines From Popular Books
FDA Expands List of Recalled Hand Sanitizers
Tips for Road-Tripping During Coronavirus Pandemic
Insulated Bowl Keeps Ice Cream From Melting
Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
Bloodletting and Pneumonia Likely Killed Raphael
The 5 Sweetest Ice Cream Makers for National Ice Cream Month
Why Dogs Chase Their Tails
Cleator, Arizona Ghost Town for Sale for $1.25 Million
Color-Changing Mug Features Disney Characters
Barbados Offering 12-Month Visa for Remote Workers
LEGO Version of Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' Music Video
New York Senate Passes Ban on Pet Store Animal Sales
Scientists Accidentally Create Paddlefish-Sturgeon Hybrid
IMDb’s 50 Greatest Movies of All Time
John Lewis Organized Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-Ins of 1960
Harry Potter Collection With Pop-Up and Coloring Books
Zoom Hacks for Better Meetings
Iceland Will Play Your Scream in the Wilderness
Singer Marian Anderson’s Newly Digitized Archive
WindowSwap Website for Seeing Other Window Views
Facts About Conspiracy Theories
Notre-Dame Cathedral Spire Will Be an Exact Replica
Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
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