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.
Secret Doorway Discovered in London House of Commons
U.S. State License Plate Quiz
Primary vs. Caucus
Chihuahua and Pigeon Animal Shelter Friendship
Pandemic vs. Epidemic
Free IHOP Pancakes for National Pancake Day
Swan’s Island Inn Essay Contest
Why Prince George Wears Shorts
Miami’s Dixie Highway Renamed for Harriet Tubman
‘The Lord of the Rings’ Pop-Up Bar Chicago
Why Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2 a.m.
Princess Diana Letters Up for Auction
Do Crosswalk Buttons Do Anything?
Woman Plays Violin During Brain Surgery
Wine Prices Drop Due to Grape Surplus
Why Teeth Are Sensitive to Pain
Costa Rica’s Jaguar Rescue Center
Kensington Palace Facts
Why Actors Won’t Say “Macbeth”
Why Grocery Stores Have Kid-Sized Shopping Carts
Why Escalator Stairs Are Grooved
The Doors’ Jim Morrison Tour Photos at Auction
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Facts
Moon Obscures Mars
‘Friends’ Brunch in Los Angeles
Why Leap Days Exist
Synesthesia Website Shows Words As Colors
Nelson Mandela’s 1990 Prison Release
Hidden Object: Engagement Ring Among Watches
Bong Joon Ho’s 'Parasite' Oscars
Jane Britton Murder
Why Opening Umbrellas Indoors Is Bad Luck
Old-Fashioned Romantic Valentine’s Day Words
New Mom Hospital Rules 1968
Vintage ‘Apple Computer Sneakers’ Hitting Auction
Tennessee Animal Shelter Valentine’s Day Puppy Visits
Finland’s Gender-Neutral Parental Leave Policy
‘Stuart Little’ Facts
Olive Garden Breadstick Bouquets
Where Churches Get Ash Wednesday’s Ashes
Why the Iowa Caucus Comes First
Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' App
Life-Sized Baby Yoda Statue
Victorian Vinegar Valentines Discouraged Suitors
Reward for Removing Tire From Crocodile
South Carolina Farm Needs Volunteers to Cuddle Pigs
Favorite Romantic Comedies by State
Kansas Man Finds Boa Constrictor in Couch Cushions
Queen Hiring a Sous Chef
Americans Go to the Library More Than the Movies


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