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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What You Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis, the Polio-Like Disease That's Spreading in Kids
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Website Lets You Report Individuals Affected by Hurricane Michael to Search-and-Rescue Teams
Europe's First Underwater Restaurant Is Now Taking Reservations
Amsterdam Is Home to a Houseboat Full of Cats—and You Can Pet Them All
Daniel Radcliffe Played Fact-Checker at The New Yorker to Prepare for New Role
Switzerland's Smallest Town May Soon Become a Sprawling Hotel
25 Off-Color New Words Just Added to the Oxford English Dictionary
The Latest Roomba Vacuum Will Even Empty Its Own Dust Bin
JK Rowling's Newest Obsession? A Teenager's 350-Year-Old Math Notebook
Uber Is Offering Voters Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day
Cottingley Fairy Photos That Fooled Arthur Conan Doyle Sold for More Than $26,000
This Toaster Burns Bob Ross's Face and Iconic Perm Onto Your Breakfast
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12 Secrets of Corn Maze Designers
BioLite Has Designed a Headlamp That Won't Irritate or Slip Off Your Head
Ohio Nurse Collects Barely Worn Hospital Socks for the Homeless
Only One in Three Americans Could Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test
Experiencing Information Overload? These Glasses Make Screens Look Black
Finally, a Measuring Cup Designed to Handle Sticky Ingredients
Anthony Bourdain Is the Subject of a New Class at Louisiana's Nicholls State University
Toys "R" Us Could Be Making a Comeback
The Most Popular Cookbooks Around the Country
How Expert Travelers Get Away With Never Paying Checked Bag Fees
New Hampshire Man Grows 2528-Pound Pumpkin, Setting North American Record
Oregon Is Home to 54 Quaint Covered Bridges. Here's How to See Them All in One Road Trip
Astrophysicists Are Selling Lab-Made Martian Dirt to Researchers for $20 a Kilogram
New Apartment Complex in Phoenix Helps Adults With Autism Live Independently
The 'Diagrammed Declaration of Independence' Combines U.S. History With Graphic Design
All of Your Nemeses Probably Share This 'Dark' Personality Type
Advanced CT Scans Reveal Blood Vessels and Skin Layers in a Mummy's Hand
Police in Georgia Are on the Lookout for a Hotel 'Breakfast Bandit'
Japanese Company Rents Out "Uncles" to Do Your Chores, Give Advice, Or Listen to You Vent
Stuff Your Stockings With Mac and Cheese Candy Canes This Holiday Season
In the Wake of Hurricane Florence, North Carolinians Are Fighting Off Extra-Large—and Extra-Aggressive—Mosquitoes
Google's Celebrating Its 20th Birthday With Some Retro Easter Eggs
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A New Animals-Only Bridge Is Catching On With Local Wildlife Near Seattle
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