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.
Ugly Christmas Sneakers Are the New Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective Will Be the Inaugural Exhibit at the New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Real Purpose Behind That Plastic Grass in Your Take-Out Sushi Box
Game of Thrones MetroCards Are Coming
10 Rare Comic Books That Are Worth a Fortune
Drivers Who Illegally Pass School Buses in Parts of Canada Now Risk Losing Their License
Booked the Wrong Flight? Here's How to Switch Your Plane Ticket Without Paying a Fee
11 Thoughtful Gifts That Give Back
The Shining Sequel Has Wrapped Production
George H.W. Bush's Service Dog, Sully, Will Fly to D.C. With the Former President's Casket
Artist Installs Heartfelt 'Public Warning' Signs—and Wants Your Help Spreading Her Message
People Have Been Dining on Caviar Since the Stone Age
The 5 Most Stressed-Out States Around the Holidays
11 Secrets of Hollywood Science Advisors
Artist Celebrates the Poop Emoji's 10th Birthday by Reimagining It in 50 Different Forms
Google Assistant Is Nicer to Users Who Say 'Please' and 'Thank You'
Don't Fall for the 'Double Friend Request' Facebook Hoax
This Functioning Toy Dyson Vacuum From Cadson Turns Chores Into Playtime
11 Gifts for the Puzzle Fanatic
Customer Service Agents Can 'Sneak Peak' Your Live Chat Messages Before You Hit Send
Romaine Lettuce Growers Are Adding Safety Labels to Assure Shoppers It's Safe to Eat
Are Your Kids Struggling to Tie Their Shoes? Teach Them the Cheerio Method
Sesame Street's New Record Label Is Producing Previously Unreleased Music for Vinyl
Vollebak's 100 Year Pants Promise to Outlast Every Clothing Item You Own
11 Savvy Gifts for the Foodie
New York City's Legendary Carnegie Deli Is Reopening With 1950s Menu Prices
How to Watch NASA's Live Stream of the InSight Mars Landing
Warning: Real Estate Development in Flood Zones Is Surging in Some States
11 Thoughtful Gifts for Commuters
How to Spot a Fake Painting, According to Forgery Experts
11 Facts About Eczema
This 'Smokeless' Fire Pit Promises a More Efficient Burn
Use This Online Google Tool to Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic Jams
The Best Time to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner, According to Twitter
7 Packing Tips for a Basic Economy Flight
JELL-O's New Edible Slimes Are As Fun to Eat As They Are to Play With
A 'Lost' Disney Cartoon from 1928 Has Been Discovered in Japan
Designer Creates Artificial Flowers to Feed Hungry Bees in Big Cities
Why You Shouldn’t 'Heat Up' Your Engine In Cold Weather
New Edition of 'Game of Thrones Monopoly' Plays the Theme Song While You Conquer Westeros
Why You Should Never Plug Your Space Heater Into a Power Strip
Renting a Castle Is the Next Big Travel Trend—and It Can Save You Money
5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Green Bean Casserole
'Turkey on the Table' Helps You Give Thanks—and Fight Hunger
A Free Cup Share Program Is Coming to Coffee Shops in Boulder, Colorado
This Modular Bike Goes From Stroller to Trike to Two-Wheeler as Your Child Grows
The Most Popular Viral Video in Each State
Massive Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Just Days Before Thanksgiving
With These Toeless Socks, Any Season Can Be Flip-Flop Season
Don't Be Fooled By Facebook's 'Secret Sister' Gift Exchange Scam, Authorities Warn
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