Joined: Apr 10, 2018
Emily Petsko is a former staff writer at Mental Floss. Her writing has appeared in Lonely Planet, The Guardian, and several lifestyle publications in Asia.
Why Some Pockets on Your Jackets Are Sewn Shut (and How to Tell If You Should Cut Them Open)
What’s the Difference Between a Possum and an Opossum?
15 Products to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
7 Animals That Would Love Your Used Christmas Tree
With Christmas now behind us, you might be thinking about taking down your tree soon. If you have a real tree, don’t be so quick to throw it out—many animals enjoy eating or playing with pine trees.
This Calculator Will Tell You Exactly How Many Christmas Tree Ornaments You'll Need This Year
Enter your tree size and shape and your decorating preferences, and this calculator will do the rest.
10 Facts About Wisdom Teeth
Why do we even have them? Let's get to the root of the issue.
8 Tips For Overcoming ‘Reader‘s Block’
How to ignore the distractions and get your nose back in a book.
30 Hilarious German Insults You Should Start Using Immediately
One translates to "asparagus Tarzan." Another means "bag of whale blubber." In fact, some of these are so amusing you might not even mind being insulted.
Beyond Wanderlust: 30 Words Every Traveler Should Know
Fernweh is the new wanderlust.
11 Brilliant Gifts for the Teacher in Your Life
Teachers spend all year giving their all to students. Show them some love with these gifts.
Graham Crackers Were Invented to Combat the Evils of Coffee, Alcohol, and Masturbation
Twitter and TikTo users regularly joke about the origins of the simple graham cracker as a way to curtail sexual impulses. And while it might sound bizarre, this is one viral trend that is based in truth.
A Traveling Harry Potter Beer Festival Is Coming to Several U.S. Cities
If you’ve ever wondered what the alcoholic version of a butterbeer would taste like, you’ll soon have the chance to find out.
11 Fascinating Facts About Mark Twain
Mark Twain is widely considered the author of the first great American novel—'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'—but his rollicking tales aren’t the only legacy he left behind.
Bombshell, Victoria’s Secret’s Bestselling Fragrance, Also Happens to Repel Mosquitoes
Want to ward off blood-sucking pests? DEET is still your best bet, but if you want something that smells a little sweeter, Bombshell is a reliable second pick.
It's Not Too Early to Pre-Order Your Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar
After a successful debut in 2018, pop culture-loving toy company Funko is releasing a Harry Potter-themed advent calendar for the second year in a row.