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Michele Debczak

Michele Debczak is a staff writer for mentalfloss.com. In the past she’s written about cheese and movies, two of her favorite things in life. In her free time she enjoys dogspotting, eating breakfast foods, and reading about alien conspiracy theories on Wikipedia.
Humans Might Have Practiced Brain Surgery on Cows 5000 Years Ago
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Is Being Adapted Into a Stage Musical
National Park Fees Are Increasing—Here's How Much You'll Have to Pay This Summer
New Plankton Species Named After Sir David Attenborough Series Blue Planet
A New Law Could Make It Harder to Access Your Favorite Florida Beaches
Royal Shakespeare Company Auctions Off Costumes Worn By Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Patrick Stewart, and More
Scientists Accidentally Make Plastic-Eating Bacteria Even More Efficient
Are Restaurants Undercooking Your Steak on Purpose?
Why You Never See Fresh Olives at the Grocery Store
A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic
13-Year-Old Amateur Archaeologist Discovers the Buried Treasure of a Danish King
Yale's Insanely Popular Happiness Course Is Now Open to Everyone Online
Coin-Operated Lamp Drives Home the Cost of Energy Consumption
Night Owls May Have a 10 Percent Higher Risk of Early Death, Study Concludes
For the First Time, Researchers Join Two Specific Atoms Using Laser Tweezers
How High School Students Are Using VR to Help People With Autism
This San Diego Library Is Now Home to an Archive of Craft Brewing History
Why This Blurry Optical Illusion Disappears If You Stare at It
Facebook Now Blocks Third-Party Apps From Your Data If You Haven't Opened Them in 90 Days
Now's the Best Time to Buy a KitchenAid Stand Mixer
You Can Get Free Coffee at Wawa All Day on Thursday
We've All Been Threading Needles Wrong This Whole Time
You Can Now Book a Stay at the World's First Space Hotel
People Are Panic-Buying Necco Wafers Before They Disappear From Shelves
Designer's New Typeface Combines Braille With Written Text
LEGOLAND Japan Breaks Record With Cherry Blossom Tree Made From 880,000 LEGO Bricks
Rare Wildflower That Grows Only In Death Valley Is No Longer Endangered
Can You Spot All the Stephen King References in This Poster?
How Much You Need to Make to Afford a Home in Each State
Watch Queen Elizabeth II and Sir David Attenborough Chat About Trees in a New Nature Documentary
How to Identify Insects Just By Looking at Their Mouths
NASA Could Be Sending Autonomous Bee Drones to Mars
Why You Sometimes See Black Tubes Stretched Across the Road
Could Color-Coded Maps Be the Answer to City Parking Problems?
A 'Catio' Gives Your Indoor Cat a Taste of Nature
Confirmed: Dishwashing Is the Chore Most Likely to Ruin Your Relationship
The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Rain
This New Gym Is Dedicated to Working Out Your Face
Glacier National Park Cameras Capture a Black Bear Waking Up From Hibernation
Is This Route in North Dakota the Longest Straight Road in America?
Sesame Place Becomes the First Theme Park to Be Named a Certified Autism Center
London Wants to Plant Wildflowers for All 9 Million Residents
R.L. Stine Is Teaching an Online Class on Writing Horror for Kids
Sydney Vending Machine Dispenses Treats for Your Mental Health
This Spring, NASA Wants Your Pictures of Clouds
Stormy Waters Carry a 19th-Century Shipwreck to Florida Beach
The Reason You See the Same Leaves Atop So Many Columns
Your Rubber Ducky Is a Breeding Ground for Fungi and Bacteria
Part of the Amazon Thought to Be Uninhabited May Have Been Home to 1 Million People
The Answer to Dripping Ice Cream? Banana Plant Stems
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