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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.
Museums
George Takei Donates Art and 'Star Trek' Memorabilia to L.A. Museum
Food
Japan Prepares for Halloween With Black Garlic Doritos
Technology
Solar Tree Generates Enough Energy to Light Five Houses
Live Smarter
The Type of Account You Choose Matters When Saving for College
Food
Red Robin Unveils Pineapple Teriyaki Burger-Flavored Beer
Weird
Memorial to Fake Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack Appears in NYC
Technology
Germany Prepares to Launch World’s First Hydrogen Passenger Train
Animals
Invasive Comb Jellies Crowd the Adriatic Sea
Travel
This Airport Pod Is Designed for Catching Sleep Between Flights
Architecture
Aerial Drone Footage Takes Viewers Soaring Above Versailles
News
Baltimore Elementary School Replaces Detention With Meditation
Food
Food Waste Supermarket Opens in the UK
Live Smarter
Lack of Paid Leave Costs Americans $20.6 Billion a Year
Animals
Scientists Record Fish Singing a Dawn Chorus Like Birds
Design
Twinkling Star Chart Skirt Lets You Wear the Night Sky
Weird
Uber Drivers in China Are Using Ghoulish Pictures to Scare Away Passengers
Big Question
What Are Toxins?
Books
New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books
Science
Researchers Built a Solar Simulator That Shines Brighter Than 20,000 Suns
Animals
Conservationist Recruits RC Cars to Protect the Desert Tortoise
Science
Scientists Decipher Charred Biblical Scroll Using 'Virtual Unwrapping'
Food
You Can Turn Your Deleted Food Photos Into Real Meals for the Hungry
Art
Art Exhibit in San Francisco Is Meant to Simulate Synesthesia
Animals
10 Eye-Popping Facts About Mantis Shrimp
Design
Scaly ‘Dragon’ Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Warm All Winter Long
Live Smarter
AAA Urges Americans to Stop Wasting Money on Premium Gas
Technology
Leak Reveals That North Korea Only Has 28 Websites
Space
Newsletter Alerts You to the Asteroid Flybys Happening Almost Daily
Weather
The Longest Lightning Bolt Ever Recorded Stretched 200 Miles
Animals
Feral Cats Are Key Contributors to the Sixth Mass Extinction
Museums
Cultural Program in Berlin Offers Arabic Museum Tours to Refugees
Architecture
The World’s Tallest Skyscraper Doubles as the World’s Largest LED Screen
Technology
Autonomous Boats Are Coming to the Canals of Amsterdam
Technology
The iPhone 7's Hissing Issue May Not Be Cause for Concern
Movies
Attention ‘Harry Potter’ Fans: ‘Number 4 Privet Drive’ Is Up for Sale
Design
First Aid Blanket Concept Includes CPR Instructions
List
13 Impressive Rube Goldberg Machines
Food
The American Foods Mark Twain Craved While Traveling Abroad
Live Smarter
What Your Car’s Low Gas Light Really Means
News
Teen Sues Parents for Posting Childhood Photos on Facebook
Travel
San Francisco May Charge a Fee to Drive on the ‘World’s Crookedest Street’
Live Smarter
Here’s the Best Time of Year to Get Your Flu Shot
Animals
This Stingray Is One of the Few Non-Mammals That Chews Its Food
Art
Oscar Wilde’s Prison Cell Opens to the Public for the First Time
Politics
Carla Hayden Makes History as the New Librarian of Congress
Animals
Instagram-Famous Cat Debuts Line of Fluffy Footwear
Art
14-Year-Old Painting Prodigy 'Mini Monet' Is Worth Over $2 Million
Travel
Restaurant Built Inside a Boeing 737 Opens in China
Live Smarter
Median Household Income Is Up for the First Time Since 2007
Food
Perfect Your Baking Skills With Pinchable Measuring Spoons
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