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.
Sploot 101: 12 Animal Slang Words Every Pet Parent Should Know
New AI-Driven Music System Analyzes Tracks for Perfect Playlists
How Are Speed Limits Set?
DNA Analysis of Loch Ness Could Reveal the Lake's Hidden Creatures
How Long to Steep Your Tea, According to Science
Sleeping In on Weekends May Help You Catch Up on Sleep After All
This Simple Rule Will Tell You How Much You Can Afford to Spend on a Car
You Can Finally Mute Users on Instagram
USPS Is Issuing Its First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps This Summer
Is There a Limit to How Many Balls You Can Juggle?
How to Remove Dents From Your Car Without Doing Further Damage
LaGuardia Airport Is Serving Up Personalized Short Stories to Passengers
The 25 Toughest Colleges to Get Into in 2018
The Cat Art Show Is Coming Back to Los Angeles in June
The Unsolved Mysteries Soundtrack Is Coming to Vinyl
The First Shot to Stop Chronic Migraines Just Secured FDA Approval
Archaeologists Finally Identify a 4000-Year-Old Lost City in Iraq
Invicta's Star Wars Watch Collection Gives Geek Chic a High-End Makeover
Why Crows Hold Noisy Funerals for Their Fallen Friends
Soon You May Be Able to Shop for Home Goods at Whole Foods
Two Pages of 'Dirty Jokes' Uncovered in Anne Frank's Diary
Why Are Small, Fancy Hats Called Fascinators?
Do You 'Procrastibake'? You're Not Alone
This Working Pinball Machine Is Made Entirely of LEGO Bricks
Watch a Tree Release a Massive "Pollen Bomb" Into the Air
Climate Change Is Making It Hard for Bears to Hibernate Through the Winter
The Lincoln Library May Have to Sell the President's Hat and Blood-Stained Gloves to Pay Off a Loan
People Are More Likely to BS When There Are No Consequences
These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2017
The Math Behind the Classic Eye Chart Is Surprisingly Complex
The Strange Reason Why It's Illegal to Take Nighttime Photos of the Eiffel Tower
Why No One Is Allowed to Move This Ladder Outside a Jerusalem Church
Engineers Have Figured Out How the Leaning Tower of Pisa Withstands Earthquakes
Voice-Activated Assistants Can Hear Messages Hidden in Songs and Commercials
What Makes Tumbleweeds Tumble?
Attention Entenmann's Fans: The Baked Goods Brand Is Looking for a Chief Donut Officer
Think You're Dehydrated? This Skin Test Will Tell You in Seconds
The Most Fun States in America, Ranked
Watch a "Trained" Spider Named Kim Leap Six Times Its Body Length
King Tut's Tomb Doesn't Contain Hidden Rooms After All
Philadelphia Tops This Year's List of the Most Facial Hair-Friendly Cities in America
Why You Shouldn't Trust the New Study That Supports Putting Two Spaces at the End of a Period
AI is Decoding the Vatican Secret Archives, One Pen Stroke at a Time
Scientists Share the Most Ridiculous Stock Photos of Their Jobs on Twitter
French Art Museum Discovers More Than Half of Its Paintings Are Fakes
17 Secrets of Audiobook Narrators
Hawaii Just Voted to Ban Sunscreen That Harms Coral
Swedish Meatballs Are Apparently a Lot Less Swedish Than We Thought
Does a Royal Need the Queen’s Permission to Get Married?
What to Do If Your Passport Is Running Out of Pages


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