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.
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.
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.
Thomas Jefferson thought mastodons might still be lurking somewhere out West—and he was determined to find them.
In celebration of the beauty of libraries, furniture designer Neville Johnson has created artistic floor plans of famous movie and TV libraries, including Harry Potter's Hogwarts library.
Enter the Upside Down and hunt Demogorgons with this 'Stranger Things' version of the classic 'Dungeons & Dragons' role-playing game.
George Orwell is best known for penning the dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'—regarded as one of the greatest classics of all time—but writing novels was only one small facet of his life and career.
Yes, that German Shepherd in the park is adorable. But there's a specific protocol you should follow when approaching dogs you haven't met before.
From research labs to 'body farms' used by forensics students, here's where your donated cadaver might end up.
Beavers are essentially nature's "ecosystem engineers." Here's how their dams could help curb water pollution.
Those little polka dots circling your windshield might be easy to miss, but they actually serve a few crucial functions.
Uber drivers are the unsung heroes who make sure we get home from the airport or the bar at an affordable price. Here are some of their personal stories.
From Acadia to Zion and the Rockies to the Smokies, there's a lot to see—and learn—from America's most frequented national parks.