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.
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Each State’s Most Commonly Misspelled Word
What’s the White Stuff on Baby Carrots?
‘Friends’-Themed Inflatable Pool Float
Raven vs. Crow: Size, Tail, and Other Differences
Listen to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Classical Latin
Is Pink Lettuce Safe to Eat?
8 Weird Places Where Bodies Have Been Found
Common Misconceptions About Vikings
Each vs. Every: What’s the Difference?
When to See the Strawberry Full Moon in June 2021
Cambridge to Hire Archivist to Catalog Stephen Hawking Collection
Can vs. May: When to Use Each
Painting by David Bowie Bought for $4 Will Sell for More Than $60,000
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Pre-Order Mental Floss’s 2022 Amazing Facts Desk Calendar
70 Fascinating Word Origins and Etymologies
YouTuber Seth Everman Covers Nirvana’s 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Adidas and LEGO Team Up on Cool New Sneakers
How Opal Lee Is Working to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday
The 20 Most Spoken Languages in the World
When the Kansas City Royals Wore Milwaukee Brewers’ Jerseys
Why Is June LGBTQ Pride Month?
All 93 Retired Atlantic Hurricane and Tropical Storm Names
Where Did ‘Up to Snuff’ Originate?
Why Does a Wooden Spoon Stop Water From Boiling Over?
11 Memorable ‘Arthur’ Guest Stars
Sunscreen vs. Sunblock: What’s the Difference?
An Echidna’s Penis Has Four Heads, New Study Reveals How It Works
Common Misconceptions About the Italian Renaissance
Each State’s Most Distinctive Business Jargon, Mapped
A Collection of Franz Kafka’s Personal Documents Is Now Online
New Sauropod Species Is Australia’s Largest Dinosaur to Date
What Does Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode Really Do?
5 Things to Know Before Eating Brood X Cicadas
San Francisco Good Vibrations Store Has an Antique Vibrator Museum
When the Captain of the 'Mary Russell' Murdered His Crew
Why ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Terrified Stephen King
Why Do We Say Things Are 'Made From Scratch'?
Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Con Artists, Scammers, and Grifters
Man Returns Bob Dylan Album to Ohio Library 48 Years Late
New ‘Chocolate Frog’ Species Found in New Guinea
Do Firefighters Really Rescue Cats Stuck in Trees?
The 10 Most Photographed Gardens Around the World
How Cows Helped Halt a Police Car Chase in Wisconsin
Watch Hummingbirds Feed With ‘The Hummingbird Whisperer’
How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener
11 Curious Facts About Classic Books and Famous Authors
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