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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Your Showerhead Is Really Gross—and It Might Make You Sick
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Amazon Echo Will Help You Vote This Election Day
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America's 10 Spookiest Cities to Haunt this Halloween
Hundreds of Bibliophiles Formed a 'Human Chain' to Help a UK Shop Move 2000 Books to Its New Location
Polish Engineer Brings Obsolete Technology Back From the Dead to Play Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
20 Killer Words Every True Crime Buff Should Know
Human Activity Has Shrunk the World's Wildlife Populations by 60 Percent Since 1970
7 Tips for Staying Informed Without Experiencing Media Burnout
How Ouija Boards Went From Spiritualist Tool to Children's Toy
The 10 Most Reliable Cars, According to Consumer Reports
What Is Candy Corn Made Of?
Shirley Jackson's The Lottery Has Been Digitized for the First Time, 70 Years After it Was Published
Twitch Is Celebrating Bob Ross's Birthday With a 400-Plus-Episode The Joy of Painting Marathon
'Killer Queen' Photography Exhibition Celebrates the Life of Freddie Mercury
How You View This Optical Illusion Might Reveal Your Age
Does a Realtor Have to Disclose That a House Is Supposedly Haunted?
Someone (Unsuccessfully) Tried to Steal the Magna Carta
The Most Popular Medical-Themed Shows in Each State, Mapped
It's No Urban Legend: Disney World Is a Surprisingly Popular Place for People to Scatter Their Loved One's Ashes
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Planters Is Now Making Peanut-Flavored Beer
7 Weird and Wonderful Octopuses
Kansas City Police Need Your Help Tracking Down a Giant, Inflatable Colon
To Kill a Mockingbird Named America's Favorite Novel
This $800 Countertop Pizza Oven Could Help You Break Your Delivery Habit
The Most Popular Horror Movie in Each State
You Can Swap Out the Rims of These 3D-Printed Sunglasses to Fit Your Mood
9 Colorful Facts About Goldfish
Animal Shelter Flooded With Inquiries After Sharing Photo of Dog Who Has Waited Four Years for Her Forever Home
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An American Sign Language Starbucks Has Opened in Washington, D.C.
12 Great Horror Movie Sequels You Shouldn't Miss
If You Win Mega Millions or Powerball, Should You Take the Cash Payout?
The World's Longest Thank-You Note Has 270,000 Signatures
Yes, the Shape of Your Wine Glass Really Does Matter
Why Are We So Scared of Clowns?
12 Facts About Fibromyalgia
Climate Change Is Threatening Nearly All UNESCO Sites Around the Mediterranean
This Allegedly Haunted House Came From a Sears Catalog
Mickey Mouse Is Getting His Own Beats By Dre Headphones
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