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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.
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
Videos
Meet the Librarians Who Act as the New York Public Library’s Human Google
Travel
Tips for Scoring a Satisfying In-Flight Meal
Museums
British Phone Booth Transformed Into ‘World’s Smallest Museum’
Medicine
Tasmanian Devil Milk Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Space
Explore Pluto With a Geographically Accurate Desk Globe
Travel
Airbnb Is Offering Two Guests a Stay in Dracula’s Castle on Halloween Night
Technology
High-Tech Paper Rolls Up Into a Functioning Torch
Music
Levitating Turntable Gives Retro Technology a Sci-Fi Spin
Technology
Google News Now Offers a Fact Check Feature
Booze
Italian Vineyard Installs Free-Flowing Wine Fountain
Medicine
Twins Conjoined at the Head Separated After 27 Hours of Surgery
TV
How Slim Goodbody Helped Kids Discover Their Inner Superhero
Food
Brexit Fallout Leads to Shortage of Marmite in the UK
History
U.S. and Cuban Officials Collaborate to Preserve Hemingway Memorabilia
Books
Barbershop Offers Discounts to Young Clients Who Read Out Loud
Architecture
Egypt Welcomes Its First Solar-Powered Village
Animals
Lifeguard Builds Blimp to Scan Australian Beach for Sharks
Food
Food Industry Giant Tyson Invests in Artificial Meat
Videos
Watch Fireworks Explode Underwater at 120,000 Frames Per Second
Design
New Law Aims to Transform Paris Into an Urban Jungle
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Hurricane Matthew Uncovers Civil War Cannonballs in South Carolina
Language
Animated Game Seeks to Keep a Dying Aboriginal Language Alive
Food
Restaurant Serves Food Prepared by Grandmothers From Different Cultures
News
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
Food
Belgian Supermarket Plans to Sell Produce Grown on Its Rooftop
Live Smarter
Young Women Tend to Be More Financially Independent Than Young Men
TV
The Ewing Mansion From ‘Dallas’ Is Up for Sale
Sports
Thousands Gather in Catalonia, Spain for Human Tower Competition
History
3D Reconstruction Provides a Glimpse of Pre-Vesuvius Pompeii
Live Smarter
How to Trick Your Brain Into Practicing Patience
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeological Repository Showcases New York City’s Rich History
Food
Pocky Brings Back Line of Whiskey-Flavored Snack Sticks
Art
Artist Plants Miniature Redwood Forest in Downtown Brooklyn
List
8 High-Tech Ways to Upgrade Your Haunted House
Video Games
'Super Mario'-Themed Airbnb Transports Guests to the Mushroom Kingdom
Weird
NYC Sculpture Park Welcomes Collection of Christopher Walken Busts
Medicine
Scientists Report HIV No Longer Detected in the Blood of British Trial Subject
Technology
Improvements to Google Translate Boost Accuracy by 60 Percent
Design
Sun Memories Lamp Records and Replays the Day’s Sunlight
Technology
‘Gravity Sketch’ App Mixes Art and Virtual Reality
Live Smarter
Here Are the Most Popular Transactions Made Through Venmo
Art
$1.65 Million Chess Set Recreates Battle of Issus
Animals
Pangolins Are Now Protected By the World’s Strictest Trade Laws
Sports
Thai Developer Transforms Urban Spaces Into Unconventional Football Fields
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