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.
Why Are So Many Farmhouses Painted White?
Cubicles Could Make a Comeback
Murder Hornets: What You Need to Know
New Details in Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’
FaceTime With Eels in Japan Aquarium
Smartduvet Makes Your Bed for You
Mattel First Responder Action Figures for Charity
Belgians Asked to Eat Extra Fries During Pandemic
Pre-Order Mental Floss Amazing Facts Desk Calendar
Casio Releases NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch
Spot the Romance Movies in This Image
Mental Floss Webby Award Nomination
Why Video Chats Are Exhausting
Why the White House Is White
Microsoft to Flag Two Spaces After Period As an Error
Surprising Things You Can Make In an Instant Pot
Take Virtual Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Most Famous Buildings
Workers Go Home After 28-Day Shift Making PPE Materials
What the ‘i’ in ‘iPhone’ Stands For
When George Washington Vaccinated Revolutionary Soldiers Against Smallpox
PBS Makes Ken Burns Documentaries Free Online
Coronavirus-Related Charities to Donate To
Reason for the Bumps on F and J Computer Keys
Peppermint vs. Spearmint
See Hubble Telescope Pictures Taken on Your Birthday
Online Games for Groups
Vietnam Gives Free Food Via ‘Rice ATMs’
Belgium’s Sourdough Library Virtual Tour
How 'Scrabble' Letter Points Got Decided
Robert Redford Actor Facts
Spotify’s Top Work-From-Home Songs
Join Mental Floss on YouTube Live for “Tub Trivia” Game
Podcast on ‘Looney Tunes’ Voice Mel Blanc
Free Workbook Helps Kids Cope During Coronavirus
‘Sesame Street’ Song Parodies
Contest to Win $1000 to Binge-Watch ‘Billions’
Virtual Tour of Ancient Pompeii Houses
Most Popular Animated Classic Disney Movies
Paul McCartney’s “Hey Jude” Lyrics Sold at Auction
Ernest Hemingway Quarantined With Wife and Mistress
When to Use ‘May’ vs. Might’
Big Cat Movie ‘Roar’ Coming to VOD
Volunteer to Transcribe Sally Ride’s Notebooks
Tips for Avoiding Germs at Grocery Stores
YouTube Airing Free Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals
Life Hack for Sealing Potato Chip Bags
Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Stream 'Fleabag Live'
Spot the Easter Egg in the Flowers
Video Chat With Nursing Home Residents in England
Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Video Calls


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