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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.
How to Stop Instagram Photos From Automatically Posting to Facebook
Astronomers Discover Another Earth-Like Planet Near Our Solar System
How a Wall of Lava Lamps Makes the Web a Safer Place
Wisconsin Considers Building a Highway Lane for Self-Driving Cars
Can You Get to the Bottom of This Coffee Brainteaser?
This Radioactive Basement in Chernobyl May Be the Most Dangerous Room on Earth
8 Ways Spiders Are Creepily Clever
Help This Email Bot Distract Scammers From Targeting Real Humans
Ford Tests Exoskeletons That Make Overhead Tasks Easier for Workers
Researchers Develop a Cheap Way to Improve Wi-Fi Coverage With Aluminum Foil
How Facebook Collects Data About You to Target Ads (And How You Can Change That)
UK Agrees to Ban Pesticides That Destroy Bee Populations
25 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Peanut Butter
Special Viewfinders Allow Colorblind People to Experience Fall Foliage in All Its Glory
Using Words Like 'Really' A Lot Could Mean You're Really Stressed
Ella Fitzgerald Recording Will Be Released After More Than 60 Years in Record Label Vault
This Woman Knits Blankets With Super-Sized Yarn and Her Bare Hands
4 Problems You Might Encounter With the New iOS 11 Update
How to Get a Free Holiday Drink at Starbucks for Your Friend This Week
See How Careful Restoration Can Illuminate a 17th-Century Painting
Don't Fall for the Latest Scam Email Targeting Netflix Subscribers
Satellite Images Show Mysterious Nan Madol Ruins From a Brand-New Perspective
When This Box Is Empty, It Can Be Made Into Games and Toys for Displaced Children
10 Pieces of Harry Potter Memorabilia From an Unofficial Collector’s Guide
A Portable Kit Relies on Everyday Items to Bring Toilets to Disaster Zones
Clothing Is Not an Option at This Nude Restaurant in Paris
Thanksgiving-Inspired Ice Cream Line Includes Mashed Potato and Salted Caramel Turkey Flavors
The Barnes Foundation Is Making Thousands of Pieces From Its Art Collection Available Online
Here's How to Fix the Weird iPhone Text Glitch That's Replacing 'I' With 'A'
The Watergate Hotel Celebrates Its History With 1970s-Themed 'Scandal Room'
Scientists Unearth a Giraffe Ancestor That Had Four Horns Instead of Two
Los Angeles's Top Architects Design Pet Shelters to Benefit Homeless Cats
Airbnb is Giving Away a One-Night Stay in Denmark's LEGO House
Nudibranchs, the Butterflies of the Sea, May Also Be Ruthless 'Kleptopredators'
The New York Public Library Needs Help Identifying Old Photos of New York City
Why Do Holes Feel Larger With Your Tongue Than With Your Finger?
A 6-Year-Old Helped Design This Massive Spinning Water Slide
This Fitness Startup Lets You Pay for Gym Time by the Minute
Clear Pumpkin Pie Mixes Seasonal Comfort With Molecular Gastronomy
Get in the Halloween Spirit With a NASA-Curated Playlist of Spooky Space Sounds
How One New York Town Is Preparing for the Next Hurricane Sandy
What Those White Stripes on Chicken Breasts Mean for Your Health
Funko Is Releasing Figures From DuckTales, Tailspin, and More
What Smart Home Technology Looked Like in the 1980s
Play a Game to Help Scientists Defeat a Cancer-Causing Toxin
The Reason You Almost Never See Purple on National Flags
Burger King Taunts McDonald's By Offering Free Whoppers to Scary Clowns on Halloween
The Best Way to Wash an Apple In Order To Consume Fewer Pesticides
Epic Poster Features Over 100 Hand-Drawn Illustrations of Dinosaurs
This Bronx-Based Running Club Doubles as a Local History Class
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