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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Retired Engineer Builds a Giant Model Train in His Backyard
How Limitations Can Kick-Start Creativity
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Two B-25 Bombers That Went Missing in World War II Have Been Found
25 Can't-Miss Father's Day Gift Ideas
Video Recreates the Moon Landing Using Photos From NASA’s Archives
The One Case Where Comic Sans Is Actually Useful
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The Impact of Binge Watching on Your Health
This Flower Park Is Home to the Oldest Wisteria Plant in Japan
11 Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad
How Marie Curie Overcame the Odds and Won Two Nobel Prizes
The New York City Subway Now Doubles as a Digital Library
Site of Woodstock Festival Joins List of National Historic Places
Designer Reimagines the Roads of the Roman Empire as a Subway Map
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High School Students Design Drug-Detecting Straw to Fight Sexual Assault
This Weighted Blanket for Adults is Designed to Soothe Anxiety
10 Impressive Accomplishments Made By Centenarians
Take a Tour of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Office at the Hayden Planetarium
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