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.
The Citizen App Now Includes Alerts About Police Helicopters
The TSA’s 10 Weirdest Confiscations From 2020
Unusual Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal Spotted in Pennsylvania
New National Park Service App Helps You Plan Your National Park Visit
How to Remove a Sticker From Glass, Plastic, and Other Surfaces
Video Shows NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance Landing on the Red Planet
The 50 Best Animated Movies of All Time, According to Rotten Tomatoes
Misconceptions About Colonial America
Watch Canada’s Northern Lights From the Couch With This Livestream
Jim Henson’s ‘The Muppet Show’ Has Some Controversial Episodes
The 20 Most Awkward TV Shows to Watch With Your Parents
29 Forgotten Graves Unearthed at a Black Cemetery Near Tampa Bay
Newspaper Article Helped Ruin Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Partnership
Wasps Are Ridding Anne Boleyn’s Birthplace of Moth Infestation
How Daniel Radcliffe’s Allergy Added Emotion to a Harry Potter Scene
28 Facts About Time, From Sundials to Daylight Saving Time
6 Ways to Help People Affected by Texas Power Outages
Where Churches Get Ash Wednesday’s Ashes
Queen Victoria’s Mourning Jewelry Is Up for Auction
This App Lets You Customize Background Noise to Sound Like a Local Bar
Up for Auction: JFK’s Cardigan, George Washington’s Hair, and More
The Real Reason Cars Have Grab Handles Above the Doors
Blue Collar Jobs vs. White Collar Jobs: A Brief History
The Top 10 Most Confusing Books of All Time
Stephen King Helps Young Mainers Publish Their Pandemic-Inspired Book
12 FAQs About the White House, From Address to First Occupant
Valentine’s Day Word Search: Find Love Among Conversation Hearts
Songs Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’
Sea Cucumbers Drop Several Eiffel Towers’ Worth of Poop
Common Misconceptions About Evolution, Darwinism, and More
A Dolly Parton Statue Could Be Headed to Tennessee’s Capitol Hill
Spot-the-Difference Pictures: Autumn Forest Edition
The 25 Highest-Grossing Romantic Comedy Movies of All Time
‘The Wizard of Oz’ Remake Is Officially Happening
Order Mental Floss’s New Book About Books: ‘The Curious Reader’
Why Is Television Called the 'Boob Tube'?
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Cast Member Sam Neill Was Baffled by the Film
Get Paid $2000 to Host a Virtual Galentine’s Day Movie Marathon
Facts About 'Little House on the Prairie' Author Laura Ingalls Wilder
What Is White Noise, And How Does It Differ From Pink or Brown Noise?
The Hess Triangle in New York City’s West Village To Be Sold
The Past 20 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Shows, Ranked
Scientists Taught Spinach to Send Emails About Hazmat in the Soil
See the Palindrome Winners from 2020’s SymmyS Awards
17 Weird Historical Heists, From Wisconsin Cheese to Kinder Eggs
Vaccination vs. Immunization vs. Inoculation: What's the Difference?
The Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Each State
Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction Accuracy
The Lion King’s Mufasa Was Cannibalized, Suggests New Fan Theory
What Is a Nor’easter?
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