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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.
List
7 Spam Dishes Eaten Around the World
History
Supermarket Cashier Finds WWII Love Letter in Lost and Found
Food
Toblerone Now Has Fewer Triangles—and Customers Are Outraged
Science
Follow a Research Vessel Into the 'Hot Tub of Despair'
History
A Medieval Bestiary That Once Belonged to Henry VIII Has Been Digitized
Animals
Bloody Battle Breaks Out When Penguin Finds His Wife With Another Bird
Technology
Inventor Builds Functioning Rotary Cell Phone
Architecture
British Soccer Team Will Soon Have the Greenest Stadium on Earth
Live Smarter
Nutella Pushes to Ditch the Dessert Label
Design
Three-Piece Animal Rings Hug Your Finger When Worn Together
Design
Pendant Lamp Runs on Living Bacteria
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
'Cursed' Medieval Well Uncovered in England
Sports
'The Chicago Tribune' Shares Their Cover From the 1908 Cubs Win
Design
Encode Rings Transform Three Seconds of Speech Into a Unique Piece of Jewelry
Live Smarter
Employees Spend Less Than 40 Percent of the Workday on Actual Work
Museums
Experience a 1920s Fossil Expedition With This 360-Degree Video
Technology
High-Tech Pen Doubles as a Laser Measuring Tool
Big Question
What Happens to the President’s Twitter Account When He Leaves Office?
Design
Starbucks Unveils a New Symbolic Cup Design for the Holidays
Food
Only Three Women Still Make the Rarest Pasta on Earth
News
Millennials' Love of Coffee Could Contribute to a Global Shortage
Fun
Google’s Halloween Doodle Lets You Fight Ghosts as a Black Cat
News
Auction of Disney Memorabilia Includes Animatronic 'It’s a Small World' Doll
Weird
Officials Beg the Public to Stop Peeing on the World’s Tallest Church Tower
Live Smarter
FCC Adopts an Order to Stop Your Internet Provider From Selling Your Personal Info
History
The Harsh Method a Silent Film Company Used to Reject Scripts
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Charles Fort, Chronicler of Unexplained Phenomena
Food
New York City Burger King Dresses as the Ghost of McDonald’s for Halloween
TV
J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels Have Been Picked Up by HBO
Museums
Museum of Modern Art Adds Original 1999 Emojis to Their Collection
Design
12-Sided Calendar Fits the Whole Year Onto a Simple Desk Ornament
Food
Delmonico’s Launches Menu of Presidential Meals
Space
Look Up Tonight! The Northern Lights Will Put on a Stunning Show
Live Smarter
These Jobs Saw the Biggest Pay Increases from 2015 to 2016
Booze
Brewery Recreates Booze Found in a 2500-Year-Old Grave
Live Smarter
How Teal Pumpkins Can Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies
Movies
Lost 'Son of Frankenstein' Trailer Resurfaces More Than 75 Years Later
News
The Effects of Brexit Hit the Model Train Industry
Travel
Video Teases Hyperloop Connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Science
3-Mile-Deep Well in Iceland Will Harness Energy From Magma
Food
Girl Scout Cookie Cereal Is Coming Next Year
Art
Watch a Japanese Hand Plane Shave Wood Into Translucent Strips
Videos
Watch an Artist Prepare Tiny Versions of Airline Meals
Big Question
Is It Legal to Shoot Bigfoot?
Technology
Kodak Debuts a Smartphone for Photography Nerds
Live Smarter
Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out
Design
This Wheelchair for the Developing World Is Made From Bicycle Parts
Technology
Watch Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Vehicle in Action
Animals
Scrotum Frogs Near Lake Titicaca Die Off in Alarming Numbers
List
6 Classic Séance Tricks Explained
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