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.
America's 10 Most Visited National Parks of 2020
Does Bone China Contain Any Actual Bone?
Spot the Dog With Stolen Sausage in This Brainteaser
Immigrate vs. Emigrate: What’s the Difference?
‘Boycott’ Is Named After a British Land Agent Shunned by His Town
'Poop,' 'Boob,' and Other Words Apple Won’t Engrave on Your AirTags
22 Bizarre Pieces of Medieval Pet Advice
You Could Win a $10,000 National Park Adventure
Site of Harriet Tubman’s Family Home Has Been Found
14 Brands Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Freebies
The Most Popular Superhero in Every Country
Why Are Left-Handed People Called 'Southpaws'?
Fancy Feast Releases Cat Food-Inspired Cookbook for Humans
Dos and Don’ts After Your COVID-19 Vaccine
What Does ‘Close, But No Cigar’ Mean?
U.S. Mint Wants to Know Which Women to Feature on U.S. Quarters
The Real Story Behind Friends’s 'Smelly Cat' Lyrics
Gas Prices Around the World in 2021
Take a Virtual Tour of the Pyramids of Giza
Common Misconceptions About World War II
Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Ravens Keep Stealing Groceries From Alaska Costco Shoppers
24 Puzzling Parenting Tips From the 1800s
The 25 Actors With the Most Oscar Nominations of All Time
What Is the Longest Song Ever Recorded?
Michigan Hosting Bob Ross-Themed ‘Happy Little Getaway’ Vacations
Illustrated Book Tells the Stories Behind Important Female Authors
‘Reese’s Book Club’ and 8 Other Great Online Book Clubs
NASA Shares Amazing Image of Mars's Blue Sand Dunes
11 Strange Stories From the National UFO Reporting Center
Indiana Jones Movies Are Being Released in 4K for the First Time
The 25 Richest People in the World
When the New York Mets Replaced Mr. Met With a Live Mule
Coat vs. Jacket: What’s the Difference?
Why Some Cargo Trucks’ Rear Doors Have a Quilted Pattern
Why a Queen’s Husband Isn’t King
10 Weird Weapons and Gadgets From Military History
Judy Garland’s Former Malibu Beach House Is on the Market
MagellanTV Will Pay You $2400 to Binge-Watch True Crime Documentaries
Caribbean Island Curaçao Invites Remote Workers
Women's Razors vs. Men's Razors: What's the Difference?
The 10 Most and Least Densely Populated Cities in the U.S.
How the Full Worm Moon Helped Free the Ship in the Suez Canal
The Name Meanings of Every U.S. State and Canadian Province
CVS Receipts Aren’t Recyclable: Here's Why
HBO Max Made Modern Trailers for 'Alien' and 9 More Classic Movies
Utah Gets Two New State Parks, Including One Named for the Utahraptor
Why Referees’ Shirts Are Black-and-White Striped
Is Hair in Food Actually a Food Safety Risk?
Queen Victoria’s Grandson Was a ‘Jack the Ripper’ Suspect
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