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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.
Science
Researchers Discover a New Type of Fire Called 'Blue Whirl'
Olympics
8 Facts About Olympic Swimming Icon Rowdy Gaines
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Matthew Henson, the Arctic Explorer Who Stood on Top of the World
Movies
Hayao Miyazaki-Inspired Glider Takes Flight in Japan
Food
Taco Bell’s Fried Chicken Shell Is Launching Nationwide
Live Smarter
The Value of $100 in Each State
Technology
Zurich Will Host the First-Ever 'Cyborg' Olympics
TV
Pennsylvania Binge-Watchers Now Have to Pay a Netflix Tax
Art
10 Leonardo da Vinci Sketches Are Touring the UK
Space
The First Commercial Mission to the Moon Has Been Approved
Live Smarter
Open Offices Are Bad for Productivity, Study Finds
Food
Tear-Free Onions Are Coming to Japan
TV
Norwegian ‘Slow TV’ Is Coming to Netflix This Month
Live Smarter
A New Law in Massachusetts Aims to Tackle the Pay Gap
Design
The Moleskine Cafe in Milan Invites Patrons to Get Creative
Design
Dishes Display Optical Illusions When Filled With Soy Sauce
Architecture
The World's Tallest Moving Observation Tower Is Set to Open
Travel
Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks
Medicine
Drones Will Soon Deliver Medical Supplies to Remote Parts of the U.S.
List
The First Products of 11 Famous Companies
Big Question
Why Does Your Phone Die When There's Still Battery Left?
Animals
Researchers Identify a New Species of Beaked Whale
Animals
Tiny Fairy Penguin Hatches at the Bronx Zoo
Books
Amazon Announces Midnight Delivery for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
Food
The Most Popular Frozen Treats Around the World
Animals
Sideways Swimming Is More Efficient for Hammerhead Sharks
Booze
This Colorful Ingredient Turns Cocktails Into Litmus Tests
Live Smarter
How to Turn an Above-Average Performance Review Into a Raise
Science
This Is What Happens to Your Blood After You Donate
Fun
Indulge Your 'Star Trek' Obsession With a $10,000 Pinball Table
Architecture
An Architecture Firm Transformed a Rusty Ship Hull Into a Public Pavilion
Science
Is Cockroach Milk the Superfood of Tomorrow?
Language
A New App Works Like a Translation Tool for Emojis
Video Games
Why Getting a Perfect Score in 'Pac-Man' Is Pretty Disappointing
Movies
Glasses-Free 3D Movies Could Be Coming to a Theater Near You
Videos
Listen to Sir David Attenborough Narrate Pokemon Go
Videos
This Psychedelic 'Magic Carpet' Reacts When You Step on It
Animals
Researchers Are Painting Eyes on Cow Butts in the Name of Conservation
Video Games
New Dating Service Helps You Find Love While Hunting for Pokemon
Live Smarter
Online Database Breaks Down the Power of the World’s Passports
Comics
Artist Creates a Tactile Comic Book For Blind Readers
Videos
Video Shows How Los Angeles Has Changed Since the 1940s
Travel
A City-Wide Bike Lane May Soon Stretch Across Berlin
Movies
Letter From Studio Ghibli Explains the Mysteries of 'Spirited Away'
Books
Bookworm Transforms Her Staircase Into a Literary Work of Art
Live Smarter
Here's How You Can Get Verified on Twitter
Design
Classy Curse Swag Lets You Express Frustration With Style
Food
The New Menu at This London Restaurant Is Written in Emojis
Technology
Australia Will Be Home to the World's First 'Tesla Town'
Food
Anthony Bourdain Is Performing a Live Show in New York
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