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.
Starbucks Gives Away Free Reusable Holiday Cups 2020
Radio Stations Playing Christmas Music Early in 2020
What's In a Can of Red Bull?
Grown-Up Play-Doh Smells Like Coffee, Spa, and More
Relaxing Sounds From 50 Popular Vacation Spots
How Often to Wash Your Sweaters
What Happens if Someone Objects at a Wedding
The List Show: English Language Mistakes
Jim Henson’s ‘Land of Gorch’ Muppets on ‘SNL’
Why Tinfoil Has One Shiny Side
The Happiest Songs, According to Science
How Costco's 'Kirkland Signature' Got Its Name
Spot the Hidden Helmet Among Motorcycles
Horace Greeley Loses Presidential Election, Then Dies
Woodrow Wilson Caught the 1918 Flu, But Hid It From the Public
Bakers Revive Election Cake, an Old Election Day Custom
Surprising Origins of TV Show Theme Songs
‘American Psycho’ Business Card Scene Remade With Cats
Reason for Daylight Saving Time
Yarn Vending Machine Comes to Philadelphia
2020’s Most Popular Doughnuts by State
How Astronauts Vote From Space
Evolution of Presidential State Car
Food History: Candy Corn
Larry David Shares Favorite 'Seinfeld' Episode
How to Suggest Names for Northern Lights Storms
When Long Island Trick-or-Treaters Got Ant Poison
Why Freddy Krueger Wears Red and Green
Why Does the Supreme Court Have Nine Justices?
Target Parking Lots Will Host Drive-Thru Trick or Treating This Halloween
What Vladimir Nabokov Taught Ruth Bader Ginsburg
See a LEGO Portrait of Andrew Scott's Hot Priest From ‘Fleabag’
Most Searched Halloween Costumes 2020
When a President’s Term Officially Ends
Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S.
The List Show: Creepy Cryptids From Around the World
Peanuts Holiday Specials Won’t Air on Network TV
New Mothman Documentary Is Now Streaming
When a Ghost Foretold the Franklin Expedition’s Fate
Coca-Cola Is Discontinuing TaB
Spirit Halloween's Most Popular Halloween Costumes 2020
Beautiful Bookstore in Dujiangyan, China
Why Presidents Serve Four-Year Terms
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+
Movies That Left Audiences Confused
Warby Parker Anti-Fog Spray for Glasses
2020 Winners of Nikon’s Micrography Photo Competition
Misconceptions About Depression
Netflix Ends Free Trials in the U.S.
Slow-Blinking at Your Cat to Communicate


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