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.
The Original Emojis From 1999 Are Getting Their Own Coffee Table Book
What Is May Day?
Why Are Girls' Voices Usually Higher Than Boys' Voices?
Is 'Dry Drowning' Real?
Australian University Evacuated After Rotten Durian Smell Mistaken for Gas Leak
Meet the New York City Groomer Giving Free Haircuts to Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted
Could You Pass the Mensa Intelligence Test?
The Secret to Costco's Delicious Pizza Is a Sauce-Dispensing Robot
Medieval Swords, Firearms, and a Suit of Armor Are Going Up for Auction—and Can Be Yours
Listen for Whales and Dolphins in This Live Stream from the Deep Ocean
A Pop-Up Pizza Museum Is Coming to New York City
This California Gym Runs on Energy Generated by Your Workout
Chicago's New McDonald's Serves Sandwiches From Hong Kong and McFlurries From Brazil
These Are America's 10 Worst Cities for Allergy Sufferers
Instead of Lighting Fireworks, People in This Chinese Village Celebrate by Flinging Molten Iron
10 Radiant Facts About Marie Curie
A New Law Could Require Hospitals to Post Their Standard Prices Online
Dream Job Alert: WOW Air Wants to Pay You to Move to Iceland and Travel the World
Charles Dickens Wrote His Own Version of Westworld in the 1830s
6 Myths About Animals, Debunked
It's Official: Uranus Smells Like Farts
The First-Ever Troop of Homeless Girl Scouts Just Crushed Their Cookie Sales Goal
Qatar National Library's Panorama-Style Bookshelves Offer Guests Stunning Views
Reading Aloud to Your Kids Can Promote Good Behavior and Sharpen Their Attention
How Are Royal Babies Named?
Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in .38 Seconds
Women Suffer Worse Migraines Than Men. Now Scientists Think They Know Why
New LEGO Set Recreates Jurassic Park's Iconic Velociraptor Chase Scenes
Can You 'Hear' These Silent GIFs?
How the Planet Has Changed Since the First Earth Day in 1970
Humans Might Have Practiced Brain Surgery on Cows 5000 Years Ago
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Is Being Adapted Into a Stage Musical
New Prosthetics From MIT Transmit Sensory Information Like Real Limbs
National Park Fees Are Increasing—Here's How Much You'll Have to Pay This Summer
New Plankton Species Named After Sir David Attenborough Series Blue Planet
A New Law Could Make It Harder to Access Your Favorite Florida Beaches
Royal Shakespeare Company Auctions Off Costumes Worn By Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Patrick Stewart, and More
Scientists Accidentally Make Plastic-Eating Bacteria Even More Efficient
Are Restaurants Undercooking Your Steak on Purpose?
Why You Never See Fresh Olives at the Grocery Store
A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic
13-Year-Old Amateur Archaeologist Discovers the Buried Treasure of a Danish King
Yale's Insanely Popular Happiness Course Is Now Open to Everyone Online
Coin-Operated Lamp Drives Home the Cost of Energy Consumption
Night Owls May Have a 10 Percent Higher Risk of Early Death, Study Concludes
For the First Time, Researchers Join Two Specific Atoms Using Laser Tweezers
How High School Students Are Using VR to Help People With Autism
This San Diego Library Is Now Home to an Archive of Craft Brewing History
Why This Blurry Optical Illusion Disappears If You Stare at It
Facebook Now Blocks Third-Party Apps From Your Data If You Haven't Opened Them in 90 Days


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