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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.
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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
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Median Household Income Is Up for the First Time Since 2007
Food
Perfect Your Baking Skills With Pinchable Measuring Spoons
Travel
Hawaiian Animal Shelter Lets Tourists Adopt Dogs for a Day
Fun
London's Underground Ads Have Been Replaced With Cat Pictures
Books
The New York Public Library’s Rose Room Is Ready to Reopen
Weird
Oregon Farm Offers Yoga Classes With Goats
Science
New Technology From MIT Can Read Through Closed Books
Weird
Your Brain Won’t Let You See Every Dot in This Illusion at Once
Architecture
Site of the Infamous Horse Head Scene From ‘The Godfather’ Hits the Market
Design
Life-Sized Octopus Bag Makes the Perfect Aquatic Accessory
Modern Problems
‘Nerdwax’ Keeps Your Glasses From Sliding Down Your Nose
Live Smarter
Fixing a Cracked iPhone Screen Now Costs $29
Museums
National Air and Space Museum Offers Audio Tours in Klingon
Design
Sneaker Design Academy Prepares Students for Careers in Footwear
Art
A Giant, Melting Ice Cube Is Coming to Seattle
Animals
Spiders Tune the Strings of Their Webs
Travel
Conservation Group Donates 400 Acres of Land to Yosemite
Architecture
A Living Wall of Plants Purifies New York’s New Emergency Call Center
Grammar
The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught
Geography
The White House Releases the Most Detailed Maps of Alaska to Date
Food
Cafe In Australia Serves the World’s Strongest Cup of Coffee
Design
Introducing Jewelry Designed to Repel Insects With Citronella Beads
Live Smarter
Women Do Ask for Raises, They're Just Less Likely to Get Them
Travel
The World’s Longest Recreational Trail Is Set for Completion Next Year
Technology
App Invites Users to Request New Emojis
Space
Asteroid Named After Freddie Mercury in Honor of His 70th Birthday
Video Games
VR Game Lets Players Compete as Professional Lumberjacks
Books
Readers Still Prefer Physical Books to Digital
Live Smarter
Meat Labels May Affect How We Perceive Taste
Videos
Over 100 Excavators Tear Down a Chinese Overpass in One Weekend
Travel
Two Border Towns Plan to Build a Bike Path Connecting U.S. and Mexico
Art
Scientists Reveal the Origin of the Mysterious Stain on 'The Scream'
Museums
Zinc Mine Museum Set to Open in Norway's Allmannajuvet Gorge
This Just In
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes on the Launchpad
Architecture
Wooden Hut Complex in Japan Provides Valuable Resources for Seniors
Museums
Johnny Cash's Tennessee Ranch Has Been Turned Into a Museum
Big Question
How Do You Handcuff a One-Armed Person?
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Hosting Through Airbnb May Make it Hard to Refinance Your Loans
Travel
A Finnish Hotel Is Hiring a Northern Lights Monitor
Travel
Swedish Apartment Building Prioritizes Bikes Over Cars
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