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.
‘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
San Antonio Chef Launches Margarita Trucks
Necco Wafers Are Coming Back
Victorian Women Worked Out in Corsets
HBO Max: Price, Shows, and Other Details
Julia Lyons, Fake Nurse of the 1918 Flu Pandemic
10 Best Beaches in the U.S.
The Most Popular TV Shows to Watch in Quarantine
Reading Advice From Historical Figures
‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ Modern Trailer
J.K. Rowling Releasing Free Book 'The Ickabog' Online
Why Target Stores Have Giant Red Spheres Outside
25 TV Series Fans Want Rebooted
Noon Used to Mean 3 p.m.
Why Brides Carry Bouquets
Arlington National Cemetery Opens Its 1915 Time Capsule
Crashing Wave Art Installation in Seoul, South Korea
What's the Difference Between a Tiara and a Crown
IKEA Instructions for Blanket Forts
Report Invasive Tegu Lizards in Georgia
Little News Ears Podcast Makes News Kid-Friendly
Why Memorial Day Is on a Monday
Stream Prince’s 1985 ‘Purple Rain’ Concert on YouTube
San Francisco’s Anti-Mask League During 1918 Flu
‘Center Stage’ Movie Facts
Where to Download Free E-Books
‘Cats’ Musical to Stream on YouTube
Disney+ to Stream Lin-Manuel Miranda's ‘Hamilton’ Musical in July
Katharine Hepburn Actor Facts
Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar Up for Auction
‘Great Scott’ Expression Origin
Movies That Divided Audiences and Film Critics
Why Airports Are Carpeted
Harry Potter Zoom Call Backgrounds
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