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.
My Dance Card Is Full: How Victorian-Era Etiquette Spawned a Phrase
$1 Houses for Sale in Italy Come With $30,000 Restoration Grants
The Quest for the North Pole Episode 3 Podcast Transcript
The Best TV Shows on HBO Max
See the Highest-Resolution Snowflake Images Ever Captured
Valentine’s Day Gift for 'The Golden Girls' Fans: 12 Red 'Roses'
The 20 Most Watched TV Shows of 2020
10 Foods You Can Safely Eat After Their Expiration Dates
Virgin’s Hyperloop Trains Are in the Works: Watch the Concept Video
The Most Popular ’90s Rom-Com Movie in Each State
$20 Bills Featuring Harriet Tubman Are Finally in the Works
Microsoft Files Patent for Chat Bots That Mimic Dead Loved Ones
Virginia Woolf Essay Offers Advice on How to Read a Book
Make Heart-Shaped Waffles and More With Dash’s Mini Waffle Maker
Why Do People Get Down on One Knee for Marriage Proposals?
Quinto Tiberio Angelerio: The Doctor Who Mandated Social Distancing
Explore Life Lessons From Around the World on This Interactive Map
This Dream Job Pays $500 to Binge-Watch Netflix Shows and Eat Pizza
Maya Angelou Barbie Is Mattel’s Latest ‘Inspiring Women’
Jigsaw Puzzles Featuring Bob Ross Paintings Are Finally Here
Why Does My Cat Love to Sit On My Computer?
Unexplained Mysteries That Scientists Don’t Understand
Memorable Firsts From Mental Floss History
LEGO Sets for Adults Are Now All in One Place on LEGO’s Website
The World's 25 Most Powerful Passports
Vietnamese Egg Coffee’s Surprising Origin Story
Definitions of ‘Titular’ and ‘Eponymous’: What’s the Difference?
How to Reverse a Cavity Before It’s Too Late
Why Your Hair Changes Color As You Age
The Netherlands’s Coolest Houses Look Like Giant Golf Balls
The Best and Worst States for Millennials to Live
Martin Luther King Jr. Was One Sneeze From Death After 1958 Stabbing
The Quest for the North Pole Podcast: Polar Exploration Timeline
Game of Thrones’ Dire Wolves Existed, But May Not Have Been Wolves
Presidents Day 2021: What’s Open? What’s Closed?
Roman Empire Misconceptions, From Togas to ‘Et Tu, Brute?’
The CIA’s Declassified UFO Documents Are Available to Download
Ben & Jerry’s Launches Ice Cream for Dogs
The U.S. Capitol Building Houses an Empty Crypt for George Washington
11 Old-Fashioned Marijuana Nicknames and Slang Terms
David Hasselhoff’s 'Knight Rider' K.I.T.T. Car Is Up for Auction
Viennetta Ice Cream Cake Is Headed Back to Shelves
26 Bizarre Tales of Animals Involved in Crimes
The 25 Highest-Grossing Movies of 2020
Help Massachusetts Choose a Possible State Dinosaur
Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episodes to Air This Week
The 40 Best-Selling Books of 2020
Why Do Dogs Hate Vacuums?
6 Fee-Free Days to Visit National Parks in 2021
The 25 Highest-Grossing Movie Sequels of All Time
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