CLOSE

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.
History
Interactive Map of San Francisco Matches Photos From the 1906 Earthquake to Modern Places
Live Smarter
Social Media Can Push Runners to Improve Their Performance
Technology
Touchscreen-Controlled Chair Lets Disabled Toddlers Get Around
Geography
This Tiny West Virginia Town Is Bordered by Two States
Live Smarter
Study Sheds Light on Why Salty Snacks Are So Addictive
Travel
Yosemite Falls Has Been Revived By the Drought-Ending Winter
Animals
How the Wild Cat Became a Beloved Family Pet
News
Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality
Fun
Let Steve Martin Teach You How to Be Funny
Food
Unicorn Frappuccinos Spotted at Starbucks
Fun
A Villain-Themed Land Didn’t Make It Into Disney World
Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Minnesota Goes on Sale for the First Time Ever
News
Selfie-Takers Are Damaging California’s Super Bloom
Music
Take a Rare Tour Inside a Massive Pipe Organ
Food
Michelin-Starred Chef to Bring His Soup Kitchen Concept to the U.S.
Space
NASA Puts the Planet Up for Adoption in Time for Earth Day
Movies
The Female Heroes of 'Star Wars' Are Getting Their Own Action Figure Line
Infographic
17 Auction Items That Sold for Millions
Live Smarter
Want Something? Asking in Person Is 34 Times More Effective Than Email
List
5 Times Student Newspapers Broke Big Stories
Museums
New York City Museum Seeks Funds to Open Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition
Art
Jeff Koons Teams Up With Louis Vuitton to Create Art-Inspired Handbags
History
Percy Fawcett’s Doomed Search for the Lost City of Z
Architecture
Glass-Bottomed "Sky Pool" in Houston Hangs 500 Feet Above Street Level
News
Restoration of Old Army Tank Turns Up $2.5 Million in Gold
Design
Coffee Table Recreates 'Pong' in Real Life
Animals
Exploding Moth Populations Threaten England's Historic Sites
Booze
Croatian Winery Ages Its Beverages at the Bottom of a Bay
Design
Why Blue Jeans Don’t Have a Rivet in the Crotch
Art
Sound-Absorbing Art Installation Offers Visitors Almost Total Silence
Movies
'The Blair Witch Project' Wasn't Supposed to End That Way
Live Smarter
Google Is Using Snopes and PolitiFact to Fact-Check Fake News
Design
Transport Your iPhone to the 1980s With This Retro Mac Case
Afternoon Map
Which Are the Least Stressed-Out States in America? Check This Map
Travel
Norway Proposes Plan to Build the World’s First Ship Tunnel
Booze
Wake Up to the Taste of Cap’n Crunch-Infused Beer
Live Smarter
Want to Become a Doctor? Here are the Specialties That Earn the Most Money
Movies
New Clothing Line Celebrates 50 Years of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Geography
Researchers Map the Emotions of Fictional London
News
Oak That Sheltered Jewish Brothers During WWII Is Europe's Tree of the Year
Medicine
Medical Center for New Moms Aims to Treat Postpartum Depression
Movies
Artist Redesigns a Different Movie Poster Every Day for a Year
Technology
3D Printer for Knitting Lets You Make a Sweater Without Picking Up Needles
Food
The Queen Never Goes Anywhere Without Her Favorite Cake
Live Smarter
What an Interview Coach Can Teach You About Landing Your Dream Job
List
7 Characters That Didn’t Make It Into the Harry Potter Books
List
22 Outlawed Baby Names From Around the World
Live Smarter
The Relationship Between Diet and Brain Performance
Books
Here’s How Many Books You Can Expect to Read Before You Die
Live Smarter
How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund Online
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.