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.
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
Waffle House Valentine’s Day Reservations
Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction Accuracy
Bizarre Oscar Moments
Why ALDI Grocery Stores Don’t Have Phone Numbers
Susan B. Anthony’s Childhood Home To Be Renovated
Nazi-Looted Art Identified in the Louvre
Coronavirus Symptoms and Details
Handwritten Family Recipes Printed on Kitchen Items
Stolen Alan Turing Memorabilia Found 40 Years Later
NFL Quarterback Earnings Per Hour
LEGO International Space Station Set
Juliet’s House in Italy Available on Airbnb
Capuchin Monkey Loose in Galveston, Texas
Heinz Super Bowl Flight Change Contest
Why Dogs Twitch in Their Sleep
Why Doctors Have Sloppy Handwriting
Browser Extension Searches Library Catalogs For You
Don’t Store Batteries in Your Junk Drawer
1895 Essay That Coined the Term ‘Brunch’
Sweden’s Ski-Thru McDonald’s
Netflix ‘Nerd’ Jobs in Los Angeles and Paris
One-Day Record Snowfalls by State
Dame Maggie Smith Facts
Lord Byron Called William Wordsworth ‘Turdsworth’
‘The Last Unicorn’ Movie Facts
New York Public Library's Most Borrowed Books in History
Why Koalas Are Called ‘Koala Bears’
‘The Real McCoy’ Origin Theories
‘Parasite’ Best Picture Oscar Nomination Makes History
Apple iPhone 11 Night Mode Photo Competition
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