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.
'A Quiet Place: Part II' Movie Details
'The Lord of the Rings' TV Series Details
Quid Pro Quo's Nefarious Origin
Hallmark Channel’s ‘Christmas Con’ Is Coming
Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room Opens to Public
Full Hunter’s Moon Will Light Up The Sky This Weekend
Biggest Box Office Movie Flops
How to Donate Your Old LEGO Bricks
Draconid and Southern Taurid Meteor Showers Peak Tonight and Tomorrow
This Advent Calendar From Costco Features 24 Premium German Craft Beers
New Jersey Elementary School Has a Vending Machine That Dispenses Books to Stellar Students
It’s National Pizza Month! These Are America's 25 Best Pizzerias
America’s Happiest Employees Work at These 25 Companies
Golden Girls Halloween Costumes Have Arrived at Target
Apps That Will Make You Feel Smarter
National Taco Day 2019: Celebrate With These Free (And Almost Free) Taco Deals
The 10 Best—and the 10 Worst—Halloween Candies
Greta Garbo’s Letters—Up for Auction Next Week—Shed Light on Her Feelings About Fame
Ski.com Wants to Pay You $2000 to Go on an Epic Ski Vacation
This Website Answers All Your Burning ‘Can I Microwave This?’ Questions
Splitwise App Makes Splitting the Bill for Dinner, a Trip, Household Bills, or Anything Else Easy
Low-Hanging Loot: Thieves Stole 50,000 Apples From an Indiana Orchard
CVS Pulls Zantac and Similar Heartburn Medications From Stores Over Cancer Concerns
Explore Scotland’s Witch Hunts With This Interactive Map
Find Out Which Halloween Candy Is Most Popular in Your State
Raffi Wrote a Climate Change Song for Greta Thunberg
5 Moral Philosophy Concepts Featured on The Good Place
The Best Gas Station Coffee in Every State
What Purpose Does the Belly Button Serve?
German Court Rules Hangovers Are a Legitimate Illness
Buckingham Palace Used to Have a Bar For Its Staff—Until They Started Getting Really Drunk
Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium Wants Your Help Naming Its Rescued Sea Otter Pups
How to Find Out If You’re Registered to Vote
New Research Shows That the Word Leprechaun Has Latin Roots
Which U.S. Region Is Most Obsessed With Pumpkin Spice?
These Are the Top 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S. Right Now
Dad Joke, Tallboy, and 531 More Words Are Now in Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
5 Hilarious Discoveries from the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
Visit Any National Park for Free on September 28—or Volunteer to Help Maintain Them
Bonnie and Clyde’s Sawed-Off Shotgun Is Hitting the Auction Block This Week
12 Old-Fashioned Insults We Should Bring Back
It’s Official: Merriam-Webster Has Added They to Its Online Dictionary as a Nonbinary Pronoun
Fall Foliage Is Running Late This Year
Missing the Days of Clippy? There’s an App That Will Bring Him Back
Wish You Could ‘Shazam’ a Piece of Art? With Magnus, You Can
When Should You Book Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Flights? Right Now!
Pod Search, a Search Engine for Podcasts, Can Help You Find Your Next Binge-Listen
Massive Swarms of Migrating Dragonflies Are So Large They’re Popping Up on Weather Radar
How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids
16 Soothing Facts About Muzak
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