Joined: Jun 24, 2019
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.
Sadly, PU isn’t an initialism for “Pretty unsavory!”, “Putrid, ugh!”, or even “Please use (deodorant)!”
Can Congress subpoena a former president? Yes—but it’s often more of a voluntary situation.
The real-life mansion used for the Creel house in ‘Stranger Things’ is in Georgia—and it features a cast iron urinal.
If Twyla invited you to her murder mystery party, would you just go—or would you pull a Moira Rose and “RSVP as pending”?
The harbor porpoises that live near Dobby’s Pembrokeshire grave site don’t love socks as much as the Harry Potter house elf did.
There’s never a bad time to adopt an older pet—but doing so now could save you a couple hundred bucks.
These Final ‘Jeopardy!’ triple stumpers run the gamut from “Medieval Asia” to “Broadway Musicals.”
The long, winding history of Daylight Saving Time includes a few false starts and a cameo from Benjamin Franklin.
Funny animal photos don’t get much better than a gentoo penguin doing “talk to the hand” (or fin, rather).
Behind all that Old Hollywood glamour are plenty of feuds, some probably illegal child labor practices, and tons of asbestos.
Atlanta’s airport takes the blue ribbon when it comes to airline capacity—here’s what that means.
It’s 1995, and Guy Bommarito has just bungled an ad campaign so badly that he’s begging Chili’s not to fire him. They give him one last shot.