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.
When the BBC Banned Bing Crosby’s 'Deep in the Heart of Texas'
What Does a Screensaver Do?
Fact vs. Factoid: What’s the Difference?
Free Unicorn Hunting Licenses Available From Michigan College
Monopoly’s ‘Longest Game Ever’ Edition Features 66 Properties
Gouverneur Morris: The Founding Father Who Performed His Own Penis Surgery
Queen Elizabeth II’s Favorite Tea: Where to Buy and How to Brew
How to Easily Mark Your Unread iPhone Messages as ‘Read’
Rotten Tomatoes’ 25 Worst Movies of All Time
The Unappetizing Origins of 'The Proof Is in the Pudding'
20 Fun Facts About Jim Carrey’s ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’
100 Interesting Facts We Learned in 2020
Amazon’s 'Made for You' T-Shirts Are Custom Fit for Each Wearer
Aztec Wall of Human Skulls Discovered in Mexico City
Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters Gift Guide
The Top 100 Baby Names of 2020
X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Mummy
You Can Fill These Christmas Tree Ornaments With Liquor
Help the American Dialect Society Choose 2020’s Word of the Year
‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ Will Be Rereleased With Long-Lost Song
Common Misconceptions About Babies
How to Defog Your Windshield, According to a Former NASA Engineer
8 Charities to Support This Holiday Season
Favorite Holiday Desserts by State
IKEA Is Discontinuing Its Print Catalog
Popular Christmas Songs Banned in the Past
How to Stop Google From Mining Your Data for ‘Smart’ Features
Queen Elizabeth II Is Hiring New Personal Assistant at Buckingham Palace
The Meanings Behind Common Acronyms and Initialisms
When Italian Futurists Tried to Ban Pasta
New J.R.R. Tolkien Book Contains Unpublished Middle-earth Essays
Why We Celebrate Christmas on December 25
Frontline COVID Workers Can Get Free Starbucks Coffee In December
You Can Help Transcribe Theodore Roosevelt’s Correspondence
Most Popular Christmas Movies by Country
Why Hospital Doctors Wear White Coats
Viewers Petition Netflix to Stop Cutting Off End Credits
Watch Idaho Beavers Parachute to a New Habitat in 1948
The 20 Most Valuable Companies
Why Doesn’t the U.S. Use the Metric System?
Eating Turkey Doesn’t Make You Tired
Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Professional Songwriters
Online Art Exhibition Needs Your Help Finding Lost Artworks
What Are Those Frilly Paper Caps On My Turkey's Legs?
Fun Pop Culture Christmas Ornaments
When Margaret Thatcher’s Son Got Lost in the Sahara
Bear Paws to Help You Shred Meat Like a Pro
PBS to Air Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas Specials
How Mall Santas Are Keeping Safe During COVID-19
13 Unbelievable Unfinished Projects
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