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.
TidyBoard Bamboo Cutting Board for Meal Prep
Why Princess Anne Won’t Shake Hands
Most and Least Stressed-Out States
Difference Between Herbs and Spices
The Inventor of Ibuprofen Accidentally Discovered It Could Help a Hangover
Library Asks Patrons Not to Microwave Books
Why Did States Require Blood Tests for Marriage Licenses?
Broadway Shutdowns Through History
National Geographic Mount Everest Documentaries
Google’s Book List Fosters Racial Equity in Schools
Gloria Steinem Facts
Book a Virtual Lesson With Broadway's Biggest Stars
NASA Names Headquarters for 'Hidden Figure' Mary Jackson
Unfinished Louisa May Alcott Story to Be Published
Learning Languages With Rosetta Stone
Dolly Parton and Nina West’s Apparel Line for Charity
100-Degree Day in Siberia Is Arctic’s Hottest Ever
Waffle House Sells Waffle Mix and Hash Browns Online
How Joseph Lee's Bread Crumbing Machine Changed Baking
Why We Call Our Spouse's Relatives 'In-Laws'
Transcribe Boston Public Library’s Anti-Slavery Letters
Cocktail Recipe Book Inspired by Famous Writers
Antarctica’s First Fossil Egg Could’ve Been a Mosasaur
‘Hope in a Box’ Ships LGBTQ+ Books to Rural Schools
Key West Unveils Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks
Underwater Italian Village Might Resurface
AMNH Launches OLogy, Its iPad App for Kids
History of Father’s Day
Brainteaser: Can You Name These Rock Star Accessories?
Watch Cat Videos at Quarantine Cat Film Festival
Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down
Equity vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?
Google Maps Update With Coronavirus Restrictions
‘Friends’-Themed Inflatable Pool Float
Hattie McDaniel’s Missing Oscar Award Mystery
Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s 1968 Olympic Protest Against Racism
Last Chance to Get Customized Stamps
Toad Puke: Sir Isaac Newton’s Bubonic Plague Cure
Online Pride Festivals and Events 2020
Loch Ness Monster Sighting Livestream
Thomas Edison’s First Patented Invention
Video Unearthed of Extinct Tasmanian Tiger
Free Criterion Channel Films by Black Filmmakers
Systemic vs. Systematic: How to Use Each Word Correctly
Tear Gas vs. Pepper Spray
‘Sesame Street’ and CNN To Host Town Hall on Racism
Livestream Barnard College’s Corpse Flower Blooming
White House Bunker History
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Harry Houdini
‘Potter’s Field’ Name Origin


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