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.
Ireland’s Wally the Walrus Spotted in Iceland
When ‘Titanic’ Stars Donated Money to the Last Titanic Survivor
The Real-Life ‘Conjuring’ House Is For Sale
This COVID-19 Risk Calculator Helps You Keep Your Exposure Low
PBR Beer Will Pay You to Decorate Your Home in Ads
‘Take It With a Grain of Salt’: Meaning and Origins
What Does 'Née' Mean?
Marie Antoinette’s Diamond Bracelets Are Headed to Auction
What Is a Dewclaw, and Why Do Dogs Have Them?
Then vs. Than: When to Use Which
Disinterested vs. Uninterested: What’s the Difference?
10 Extremely Valuable Lost Treasures
Why Do We Tap Our Glass on the Bar Before Taking a Shot?
How to Search a Song by Humming With Google’s Hum-to-Search Feature
Glidden’s Paint Color of the Year Is Guacamole
The 20 States With the Most Expensive Used Car Prices
What Does a Fire Department Chaplain Do?
The Strange Stories Behind 10 Historical Body Parts
Watch Vincent Price and Johnny Carson Cook Fish in a Dishwasher
Many Remote Workers Are Working From Bed
11 of the Best Places to See Fall Foliage
The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Cars Are Up for Sale
Hollywood’s 15 Highest-Paid Actors
The 20 States With the Best Public Schools in America
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First-Ever Mars Rock
‘Outlawed’ Author Anna North Recommends Genre-Defying Westerns
Misconceptions About the Victorian Era
Why Do Scorpions Glow? Watch Veritasium’s Derek Muller Investigate
Canine Cottages Hiring Dogs to Test Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals
5 Ways to Keep Pollen Out of Your House
Watch Drone Footage of Angel Falls, the World’s Tallest Waterfall
Misconceptions About the Renaissance
How Long Do Cats Live?
The 20 Best Vacation Spots for Fall 2021
Why Do Refrigerators Have Lights, But Freezers Don’t?
Rotten Tomatoes’ 25 Worst Movies of All Time
11 Job Secrets of Paleographers
Why Does the Sun Make You Tired?
Introducing ‘The Curious Reader: A Journal for Book Lovers’
11 NASA Inventions We Use Every Day
The 50 Best HBO Shows of All Time, According to Rotten Tomatoes
Spotted Lanternflies: The Invasive Species You Should Kill on Sight
5 Ways to Help With Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts
Croissant-Waffle Hybrid “Croffle” May Be the New Cronut
How to Clean Mold From Your Bathtub Using Toilet Paper
CDC Advises Heating Charcuterie Board Meat Due to Salmonella Outbreak
Disney Princesses Leave Messages for Kids on Disney’s New Hotline
Sydney Suburb Fights Climate Change With Light-Colored Roofs and Trees
Why Does Coffee Make Me Sleepy?
Josephine Baker to Be First Black Woman Buried in Paris’s Panthéon
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