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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.
Why Do Holes Feel Larger With Your Tongue Than With Your Finger?
A 6-Year-Old Helped Design This Massive Spinning Water Slide
This Fitness Startup Lets You Pay for Gym Time by the Minute
Clear Pumpkin Pie Mixes Seasonal Comfort With Molecular Gastronomy
Get in the Halloween Spirit With a NASA-Curated Playlist of Spooky Space Sounds
How One New York Town Is Preparing for the Next Hurricane Sandy
What Those White Stripes on Chicken Breasts Mean for Your Health
Funko Is Releasing Figures From DuckTales, Tailspin, and More
What Smart Home Technology Looked Like in the 1980s
Play a Game to Help Scientists Defeat a Cancer-Causing Toxin
The Reason You Almost Never See Purple on National Flags
Burger King Taunts McDonald's By Offering Free Whoppers to Scary Clowns on Halloween
The Best Way to Wash an Apple In Order To Consume Fewer Pesticides
Epic Poster Features Over 100 Hand-Drawn Illustrations of Dinosaurs
This Bronx-Based Running Club Doubles as a Local History Class
How to Check If Your Boss Is Creeping on Your Slack DMs
Learn the Science Behind Carnival Games—And Which Ones Are Scams
How Nosferatu Ripped Off Dracula and Became a Plagiarism Success Story
Why Coffee Sold in California Could Soon Come With a Toxic Warning Label
Einstein's Handwritten Note on Happiness Just Sold for $1.3 Million
Why Lucky the Leprechaun Was Missing From Some Lucky Charms Boxes in 1975
How to Pack 15 World-Class European Cities Into One $500 Trip
Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Is Now Available Online, and It's Crashing Cambridge's Servers
Why Not Brushing Your Teeth Is So Bad For Your Health
Dogs Rescued After Hurricane Maria Are Available to Adopt in New York
Winston Churchill’s Final Painting Is Going to Auction for the First Time
The Fiery Halloween Tradition That Gave Us Bobbing for Apples
Optical Illusion Rug Creates a Bottomless Void in Your Floor
LeVar Burton Is Legally Allowed to Say His Reading Rainbow Catchphrase
9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Discovered in Germany Have Scientists Puzzled
Eggo Came Up With 9 Perfect Recipes for Your Stranger Things Viewing Party
10 Regional Twists on Trick-or-Treating
10 Regional Twists on Trick-or-Treating
Target Expands Its Clothing Options to Fit Kids With Special Needs
Epic Gremlins Poster Contains More Than 80 References to Classic Movies
A Brief History of Time
Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It
How to Make Sure Your Cell Phone Receives Emergency Alerts
This High-Tech Material Can Change Shape Like an Octopus
This Harry Potter Candle Melts to Reveal Your Hogwarts House—and Smells Amazing
Obama Taps Kehinde Wiley to Paint His Official Presidential Portrait
What the Homes of the Future Will Look Like, According to Kids
Dubai Plans to Outfit Police Force With Hoverbikes
Tulane University Offers Free Semester to Students Affected by Hurricane Maria
All the Plastic Ever Produced, Visualized
Japanese Artist Crafts Intricate Insects Using Bamboo
This Game About Soup Highlights How Tricky Language Is
You Can Now Shop for Tiny Houses on Amazon
When Sonar Doesn’t Cut It, These Bats Crawl to Hunt Prey
Tokyo Tops List of Safest Cities in the World, New Report Says
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