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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.
Animals
Cookie, the World’s Oldest Parrot, Has Died at Age 83
Art
A Better Depiction of Shakespeare May Be Hiding Beneath This Portrait
Technology
Experience Yosemite in Virtual Reality With President Obama
Music
The Library of Congress Is Digitizing Its Braille Music Collection
Live Smarter
Don’t Blame the Weather: Airline Issues Are Behind Most Flight Delays
Books
900 Copies of the World’s Most Baffling Manuscript Will Soon Be for Sale
Video Games
Mini Wooden Arcade Brings Retro Gaming to Your Desktop
Science
Study Links Black and White Instagram Photos to Depression
Live Smarter
Divorce Filings Peak in August and March
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Shipwreck Hunters Discover Century-Old Train in Lake Superior
Fun
An Italian Ghost Town Will Host the Hide-and-Seek World Championship
List
11 Dorm Rooms That Make College Life Look Glamorous
Live Smarter
Why Charging Your Phone Every Night Hurts Its Battery
Technology
Humans May Value Relatability Over Efficiency in Robots
Art
Italy Is Giving Its Young Adults Nearly $600 to Spend on Books, Film, and Music
List
11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands
Technology
MIT Designs Cell Phones That Assemble Themselves
Food
Nintendo Launches Kirby Cafe in Japan
Architecture
The Highest, Longest Glass Bridge on Earth Opens in China
Animals
In Australia, 'The World’s Deadliest Bird' Commits String of Break-Ins
Animals
Duke the Dog Mayor Gets Elected to Third Term
Science
Citizen Science Project Calls for Donations of Dog DNA
Science
NASA's Research Is Now Freely Available Online
Dinosaurs
Meet the Man Who Owns Over 5000 Toy Dinosaurs
Animals
Edinburgh Zoo's Knighted Penguin Gets Promoted to Brigadier
Travel
The ‘NodPod’ Makes It Possible to Fall Asleep on a Plane
Science
Research Reveals the Best Way to Hold a Coffee Mug
List
15 Adorable Images of Cats Sticking Out Their Tongues
News
This New York City Warehouse Is Full of Free School Supplies for Teachers
Live Smarter
Millennial Employees Are Ruining Vacations for Everyone Else
Movies
John Turturro is Shooting a ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff
Technology
A Collection of Classic Apple Computers Is Up For Bid
Travel
The World’s Largest Aircraft Lifts Off for the First Time
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Three Retirees Discover a Shipwreck From 1803 in Lake Ontario
Animals
Scientists Spot a Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid Off California Coast
Weird
The Hunt Has Resumed for a Fabled Nazi Treasure Train
Live Smarter
If You Want to Succeed, Don’t Bother With a Backup Plan
Science
Research Sheds Light on the Connection Between Fingers and Fins
Travel
'Frozen' Has Generated Too Much Tourism for Norway to Handle
Videos
This Shark Costume Is a Fast Way to Ruin a Pool Party
Technology
Audi’s New Cars Will Feature a Traffic Light Countdown
Books
Hunter S. Thompson’s Widow Returned the Antlers He Stole From Hemingway
Olympics
World-Class Chefs Are Using Olympic Village Leftovers to Feed the Hungry
Animals
Study Finds Dogs Prefer Praise Over Treats
Technology
Researchers Found a Way to Control Devices With Temporary Tattoos
Olympics
Olympic Skateboarding in 2020 Raises Concerns Over Drug Testing
Technology
Researchers Design a ‘Safer’ Taser That Monitors Heart Rate
Videos
Inventor Builds 360-Degree Swing in His Backyard
Weird
The World Alternative Games Include Wife Carrying and Bog Snorkeling
Live Smarter
A Bad Commute Impacts How You Perceive Your Job
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