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.
Tiny, Bird-Like Dinosaur Skull Found in Amber
Highest-Grossing Movie Remakes
World War II Bunker Discovered in Scotland
Reason for Daylight Saving Time
Apostrophe Protection Society Shuts Down
Queen Elizabeth II Doesn’t Need a Passport
Guess Brands From Distorted Logos
315 New Pantone Colors
Columbia University Notable Alumni
ALDI Grocery Store Name Origin
March Full Worm Moon 2020
St. Patty’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day
UFO Sightings Increase in 2019
Children’s Book Series Still Releasing Books
File Taxes Online With IRS Free File
Storm Creates Lake Erie Ice Houses
Non-Dairy ‘Insect Butter’ in Belgium
America’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cities
FDA Approves Generic Albuterol Inhaler
Take the Jeopardy! Online Test Anytime
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


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