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.
CamelBak’s Ingenious Reign Sport Bottle Lets You Douse Yourself With Water When It Gets Too Hot
Meet the Two Women Who Give Prescription Drugs Their Generic Names
You Can Now Buy Dr. Pimple Popper’s Skincare Products at Target
Tennessee Police Department Comes Clean, Admits That Meth-Gators Are Not Real
Humongous, Chihuahua-Sized Species of Flying Squirrel Has Been Discovered in China
No Plunger, No Problem: How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger
Here's Why You Should Always Tip Your Delivery Driver With Cash
Want to Reduce Your Stress In 10 Minutes? Pet a Cat or Dog
World War II’s First Telegram Will Be Auctioned Off Later This Month
Atlanta’s High Museum Has Launched a ‘Dating App’ to Match Visitors With the Perfect Artwork
England Is Being Invaded By a Swarm of Flying Ants That Can Be Seen From Space
Aluminum Cans vs. Plastic Bottles: Which Is Worse for the Environment?
The Safest Seats on an Airplane Are The Ones That Passengers Really, Really Hate
Chimpanzees Bond by Watching Movies Together, Too
A New Jersey Pizzeria Is Using Its Delivery Boxes to Help Find Missing Pets
Get The Details On All 21 Successful Moon Landings With This Interactive Map
Make Taking Out the Trash Your Easiest Chore With This Self-Sealing Trash Can
The World’s Steepest Street Is in Harlech, Wales
Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Green Goddess’ Rolls Royce, Oscar Gown, and More Will Hit the Auction Block This Year
Nike Is Releasing a Sneaker Inspired By Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America
Oscar Mayer Is Renting Out the Wienermobile on Airbnb For Overnight Stays
Two Eco-Minded Kids in England Are Petitioning McDonald’s and Burger King to Nix Plastic Toys
12-Year-Old Is Making Bow Ties for Shelter Dogs In Order To Help Them Find Their Forever Homes
A ‘Book Ripper’ in Herne Bay, England Is Ripping Book Pages, Then Putting Them Back on Shelves
LEGO Built a Life-Sized Astronaut Model to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
CBS Is Live-Streaming Its 1969 Coverage of the Apollo 11 Launch Right Now on YouTube
A Nellie Bly Memorial Is Being Planned for New York City’s Roosevelt Island
Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table
An Underpass for Turtles in Wisconsin Is Saving Dozens of the Little Guys’ Lives
Hundreds of Kangaroos Roam the Green at This Australian Golf Course
Fuel Your Cold Brew Obsession With This Elegant, Efficient Coffee Maker
Pioneering Heart Surgeon René Favaloro Is Being Honored With a Google Doodle
Forget Lab-Grown Meat—You Can Now Buy Lab-Grown Ice Cream
The Washington Monument Is Transforming Into a Full-Scale Saturn V Rocket for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
It's 7-Eleven Day! Celebrate With a Free Slurpee
Host an Epic Summer Party at This 40-Seat Pop-Up Bar—Without Leaving Your Backyard
Ashley Wilkes’s Mansion From Gone With the Wind Is For Sale
Ghost Town in the Sky—a ‘Cursed’ Theme Park in North Carolina—Has Hit the Market for $5.95 Million
This Portable Coffee Machine Makes Cold Brew in Four Minutes Flat
Goodwill Store Searching for Family of Navy Sailor Whose Purple Heart May Have Been Mistakenly Donated
Feral Chicken Flocks Are Terrorizing Residents of the Largest of the UK’s Channel Islands
Want Bill Murray to Star in Your Movie? You’ve Got to Call a 1-800 Number
How to Parallel Park Perfectly in One Try, According to Math
Nestlé Has Created a Recyclable Snack Bar Wrapper
The Reason Why Stop Signs Are Red
Planning a Vacation? Here's How to Make Sure You Don't Bring Any Bed Bugs Home With You
Take Your Journal to the Next Level with This Bullet Journal Expansion Card
The World’s Eighth Lava Lake Was Just Discovered on a Remote Sub-Antarctic Island
How Do Fireworks Get Their Colors?
Here's Each State’s Favorite Comic Book Universe


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