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.
History of Native American Heritage Month
Get Paid to Watch 25 Christmas Movies in 25 Days
Sarah Josepha Hale: The Mother of Thanksgiving
6 Bizarre Turkey Attack Stories
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Queen Elizabeth II’s Life Chronicled In TASCHEN Photo Book
Why Turkeys Have Wattles on Their Necks
Hendrick’s Gin Unveils Victorian Stationary Bike
Whole Foods Giving Out Gift Cards for Thanksgiving Turkey Fails
Shirley Chisholm Movie to Star Danai Gurira
Middle Ages: Most Common Misconceptions
Why Babies Cry When You Sit Down
National Parks Free for Veterans and Gold Star Families
'Lame Duck' Origin and Definition
Alex Trebek’s Favorite ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Interview
Starbucks Gives Away Free Reusable Holiday Cups 2020
Radio Stations Playing Christmas Music Early in 2020
What's In a Can of Red Bull?
Grown-Up Play-Doh Smells Like Coffee, Spa, and More
Relaxing Sounds From 50 Popular Vacation Spots
How Often to Wash Your Sweaters
What Happens if Someone Objects at a Wedding
The List Show: English Language Mistakes
Jim Henson’s ‘Land of Gorch’ Muppets on ‘SNL’
Why Tinfoil Has One Shiny Side
The Happiest Songs, According to Science
How Costco's 'Kirkland Signature' Got Its Name
Spot the Hidden Helmet Among Motorcycles
Horace Greeley Loses Presidential Election, Then Dies
Woodrow Wilson Caught the 1918 Flu, But Hid It From the Public
Bakers Revive Election Cake, an Old Election Day Custom
Surprising Origins of TV Show Theme Songs
‘American Psycho’ Business Card Scene Remade With Cats
Reason for Daylight Saving Time
Yarn Vending Machine Comes to Philadelphia
2020’s Most Popular Doughnuts by State
How Astronauts Vote From Space
Evolution of Presidential State Car
Food History: Candy Corn
Larry David Shares Favorite 'Seinfeld' Episode
How to Suggest Names for Northern Lights Storms
When Long Island Trick-or-Treaters Got Ant Poison
Why Freddy Krueger Wears Red and Green
Why Does the Supreme Court Have Nine Justices?
Target Parking Lots Will Host Drive-Thru Trick or Treating This Halloween
What Vladimir Nabokov Taught Ruth Bader Ginsburg
See a LEGO Portrait of Andrew Scott's Hot Priest From ‘Fleabag’
Most Searched Halloween Costumes 2020
When a President’s Term Officially Ends
Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S.
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.