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 World’s Largest Aircraft Lifts Off for the First Time
Three Retirees Discover a Shipwreck From 1803 in Lake Ontario
Scientists Spot a Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid Off California Coast
The Hunt Has Resumed for a Fabled Nazi Treasure Train
If You Want to Succeed, Don’t Bother With a Backup Plan
Research Sheds Light on the Connection Between Fingers and Fins
'Frozen' Has Generated Too Much Tourism for Norway to Handle
This Shark Costume Is a Fast Way to Ruin a Pool Party
Audi’s New Cars Will Feature a Traffic Light Countdown
Hunter S. Thompson’s Widow Returned the Antlers He Stole From Hemingway
World-Class Chefs Are Using Olympic Village Leftovers to Feed the Hungry
Study Finds Dogs Prefer Praise Over Treats
Researchers Found a Way to Control Devices With Temporary Tattoos
Olympic Skateboarding in 2020 Raises Concerns Over Drug Testing
Researchers Design a ‘Safer’ Taser That Monitors Heart Rate
Inventor Builds 360-Degree Swing in His Backyard
The World Alternative Games Include Wife Carrying and Bog Snorkeling
A Bad Commute Impacts How You Perceive Your Job
Bite-Sized ‘Cucamelons’ Taste Like Citrusy Cucumbers
Dinner Inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ Is Not for the Squeamish
Lush Unveils Edible ‘Bath Bomb’ Breath Tabs
NASA Accidentally Auctioned Off a Piece of Space History
Why Did the Olympic Diving Pool Turn Green?
A Project Gives Restaurant’s Leftover Oyster Shells New Life
New York DMV Implores Drivers to Stop Taking Selfies
Girl Scouts Unveil New S’mores Cookie For National S’mores Day
Museum Celebrates 200 Years With 150 Illuminated Manuscripts
The Cost of Child Care Is on the Rise
Thousands of Free Amiga Games Are Now Available Online
UNESCO Considers Recognizing Undersea Heritage Sites
25,000 LED Roses Illuminate a Rooftop Garden in China
340-Year-Old Cheese Recovered From Swedish Shipwreck
Researchers Discover a New Type of Fire Called 'Blue Whirl'
8 Facts About Olympic Swimming Icon Rowdy Gaines
Retrobituaries: Matthew Henson, the Arctic Explorer Who Stood on Top of the World
Hayao Miyazaki-Inspired Glider Takes Flight in Japan
Taco Bell’s Fried Chicken Shell Is Launching Nationwide
The Value of $100 in Each State
Zurich Will Host the First-Ever 'Cyborg' Olympics
Pennsylvania Binge-Watchers Now Have to Pay a Netflix Tax
10 Leonardo da Vinci Sketches Are Touring the UK
The First Commercial Mission to the Moon Has Been Approved
Open Offices Are Bad for Productivity, Study Finds
Tear-Free Onions Are Coming to Japan
Norwegian ‘Slow TV’ Is Coming to Netflix This Month
A New Law in Massachusetts Aims to Tackle the Pay Gap
The Moleskine Cafe in Milan Invites Patrons to Get Creative
Dishes Display Optical Illusions When Filled With Soy Sauce
The World's Tallest Moving Observation Tower Is Set to Open
Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks
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