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.
Michigan Hospital’s Neonatal ICU Is in Need of Volunteer ‘Baby Cuddlers’
The Disputed Origins of Publix’s Chicken Tender Subs
Could Gigantic Coconut Crabs Have Played a Part in Amelia Earhart’s Mysterious Disappearance? At Least One Scientist Thinks So
Thomas Franklin Vaughns, 99-Year-Old Former Mechanic for the Tuskegee Airmen, Just Received Five Army Medals
The Definition of Museum Could Be Changing
This Convenient, Comfortable Travel Pillow Doesn’t Wrap Around Your Neck
Fabric Allegedly From Queen Elizabeth I’s Only Surviving Piece of Clothing Is Going on Display
12 Back-to-School Products to Add to Your Shopping List
The Ohio State University Is Trying to Trademark the ‘The’ in Its Name
Illinois Will Soon Require All Public Schools to Teach LGBTQ History
This Incredible Gadget Makes Changing the Toilet Paper Roll a One-Hand, One-Step Chore
This Caturday, Watch Two Kitties Duke It Out in the World’s Oldest Cat 'Video'
Grocery Stores vs. Supermarkets: What’s the Difference?
Surprise! Microsoft Admits That People Are Listening In on Your Cortana and Skype Conversations
Here’s How to Find Out If Your MacBook Pro Was Just Banned by the FAA
Why You Should Never Shower With Your Contact Lenses In
Edward Hopper’s Western Motel Is Being Turned Into a Hotel Room at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Autumnal Dessert Spices and Cubed Meat Collide: Pumpkin Spice SPAM Now Exists
Unlock Every Flavor Note in Your Morning Coffee With This Elegant Hand-Blown Glass
A Security Researcher’s Attempt to Prank the DMV Backfired in a Spectacularly Expensive Way
Illinois Becomes the First State to Require Insurance Companies to Cover EpiPens for Kids
Delaware Becomes the First State to Achieve ‘No-Kill’ Status for Its Animal Shelters
Starbucks Might Bring Pumpkin Spice Lattes Back Earlier Than Ever This Year
Thousands of Tarantulas Are Crawling Around Colorado for Mating Season
Warning: Sitting Down on Rome’s Spanish Steps Could Now Cost You $450
This All-in-One Leak-Proof Container Can Be Used for Cooking, Storing, and Taking Food On the Go
A Project in India Is Turning Discarded Fishing Nets Into Surfboards to Reduce Ocean Plastic
Marathon Karaoke Session Lands Man in Hospital With a Collapsed Lung
The Classic Novel That Is Most Often Abandoned By Readers
The Reason Why Baking Makes You Feel Good, According to Psychologists
The LEGO Central Perk Set for the 25th Anniversary of Friends
11 Weird Place Names From Around the World
San Francisco International Airport Bans Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles
Watch a 70-Pound Python Queen Lay an Enormous Clutch of Eggs
Nine Lost Proust Stories and Novellas Will Be Published for the First Time This Fall
How to Change an Error in Your Name on an Airline Ticket
Therapy Ponies Are Bringing ‘Comfort and Joy’ to Dementia Patients
Iceland Has Seen a Massive Decline in Tourism Due to the Demise of WOW Air
The Reason You Shouldn’t Kill the Spiders in Your House, According to an Entomologist
The Reason Why Lobsters Turn Bright Red When You Boil Them
Scientists Are Creating a 3D Model of an 18th-Century ‘Vampire Witch’ Who Was Tortured to Death
The Words Pride and Prejudice Had Slightly Different Meanings in Jane Austen’s Time
This Scratch-Off Poster Lets You Keep Track of All the Van Gogh Paintings You’ve Seen
A Rediscovered John Steinbeck Story About a Chef and His Cat Has Been Published in English for the First Time
Siri—and the Humans Behind Her—Might Have Heard Some of Your Most Private Moments
Celebrate Herman Melville’s 200th Birthday With This Marvelous Moby-Dick Pop-Up Book
10 Illuminating Online Courses You Can Take in August
The Reason Why Members of the Royal Family Must Always Travel With One All-Black Outfit
Coolhaus Is Serving French’s Mustard Ice Cream This Week In Honor of National Mustard Day
Bring Harry Potter Home This Holiday Season With a Christmas Tree Topper That Plays “Hedwig’s Theme”


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