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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.
Travel
Norway Is Investing Nearly $1 Billion in Bike Highways
Animals
An Unidentified (and Adorable) Octopus Was Discovered on the Ocean Floor
Food
Domino's in Ukraine is Now Selling Actual Pie
Fun
Tidy Up With This 'Mop Dog' Cleaning Tool
Fun
A Massive Bouncy Castle for Grownups Opened in London
Animals
This Tiny Dragonfly Routinely Travels a Record-Breaking 4400 Miles
Technology
This Tool Unravels Plastic Bottles Into Super-Strong Ribbon
Science
Neanderthals Used a Chemistry Trick to Start Fires 50,000 Years Ago
Books
Kids' Books Have Gotten Longer Thanks to the 'Harry Potter Effect'
List
12 Wonderful Facts About Wombats
Videos
Watch This Truck Assemble a Tunnel From LEGO-Like Bricks
Fun
A "Skyslide" Is Going on the Outside of a Skyscraper's 70th Floor
Live Smarter
7 Finance Tips for Young People From a Financial Advisor
Technology
This Wi-Fi-Connected Water Pitcher Automatically Orders New Filters
Technology
This Tape From MIT Can Sense Light, Shapes, and Movement
Design
These Chocolate Boxes Are Edible Pantone Color Swatches
Space
A Gorgeous Map of Mars in the Style of Medieval Cartography
Big Question
Why Is White Noise 'White'?
Design
Wear Your Favorite Font With This Typography-Inspired Jewelry
Architecture
This Preschool Is Designed to Teach Kids to Farm Their Own Food
Technology
Researchers 3D Print 'Bones' to Make an Astonishingly Accurate Robotic Hand
Books
Rare 'Harry Potter' Books Are Worth More Than $50,000
Design
These Goldfish Purses From Japan Are Incredibly Lifelike
Books
Here Are the Books Ernest Shackleton Brought on His Final Antarctic Expedition
Technology
This Headband Monitors Brain Waves to Help You Sleep at Night
Animals
Scientists Put Penguins on a Treadmill to Learn About Their Waddle
Live Smarter
These Are the Best Cities for Women in the Tech Industry
Animals
Turn Your Home Into a Feline Paradise With These (Actual) Catwalks
Videos
Craftsman Recreates 'Settlers of Catan' Out of a Single Piece of Lumber
Technology
This Google A.I. Can Guess a Photo's Location Better Than Humans Can
Animals
Gorillas Hum Happy Tunes While They Eat, New Research Finds
Design
This Woman Knits Blankets with Super-Sized Yarn and Her Bare Hands
Technology
This Smart Toothbrush Tracks Its Location In Your Mouth
Technology
This Synesthesia Mask Simulates How Colors Smell
Live Smarter
Here Are the Best Colleges for Students Looking to Make an Impact
Design
This Super-Thin Inhaler Is the Size of a Credit Card
Videos
Watch a Scientist Demonstrate the Different Ways Venom Can Kill
News
A Non-Royal Woman Will Appear on Scottish Currency for the First Time
TV
President Frank Underwood’s Portrait Is Hanging in the National Portrait Gallery
Travel
25 Facts About Oklahoma (Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain)
Design
This End Table Design Concept Doubles as an At-Home Gym for Seniors
Science
Study Suggests Endurance Running May Boost Your Brain
Technology
This Crowdsourcing Platform Will Turn Users Into Space Archaeologists
Live Smarter
These Smart, Ambitious Dolls Are Meant to Inspire Young Girls
Architecture
This Brokerage Firm Only Lists Castles and Historic Buildings
Technology
Ötzi the Iceman Has Been 3D-Printed
News
A Toy Boat Launched by School Kids in South Carolina Ended Up in Wales
TV
Trekkies Will Soon Be Able to Pilot Their Own 'Enterprise' Drones
Space
High Schoolers Compete to Have Their Food Served In Space
Animals
High-Speed Video Shows Sea Butterflies 'Flying' Like Insects Through the Water
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