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.
Why This Blurry Optical Illusion Disappears If You Stare at It
Facebook Now Blocks Third-Party Apps From Your Data If You Haven't Opened Them in 90 Days
Now's the Best Time to Buy a KitchenAid Stand Mixer
You Can Get Free Coffee at Wawa All Day on Thursday
We've All Been Threading Needles Wrong This Whole Time
You Can Now Book a Stay at the World's First Space Hotel
People Are Panic-Buying Necco Wafers Before They Disappear From Shelves
Designer's New Typeface Combines Braille With Written Text
LEGOLAND Japan Breaks Record With Cherry Blossom Tree Made From 880,000 LEGO Bricks
Rare Wildflower That Grows Only In Death Valley Is No Longer Endangered
Can You Spot All the Stephen King References in This Poster?
How Much You Need to Make to Afford a Home in Each State
Watch Queen Elizabeth II and Sir David Attenborough Chat About Trees in a New Nature Documentary
How to Identify Insects Just By Looking at Their Mouths
NASA Could Be Sending Autonomous Bee Drones to Mars
Why You Sometimes See Black Tubes Stretched Across the Road
Could Color-Coded Maps Be the Answer to City Parking Problems?
A 'Catio' Gives Your Indoor Cat a Taste of Nature
Confirmed: Dishwashing Is the Chore Most Likely to Ruin Your Relationship
The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Rain
This New Gym Is Dedicated to Working Out Your Face
Glacier National Park Cameras Capture a Black Bear Waking Up From Hibernation
Is This Route in North Dakota the Longest Straight Road in America?
Sesame Place Becomes the First Theme Park to Be Named a Certified Autism Center
London Wants to Plant Wildflowers for All 9 Million Residents
R.L. Stine Is Teaching an Online Class on Writing Horror for Kids
Sydney Vending Machine Dispenses Treats for Your Mental Health
This Spring, NASA Wants Your Pictures of Clouds
Stormy Waters Carry a 19th-Century Shipwreck to Florida Beach
The Reason You See the Same Leaves Atop So Many Columns
Your Rubber Ducky Is a Breeding Ground for Fungi and Bacteria
Part of the Amazon Thought to Be Uninhabited May Have Been Home to 1 Million People
The Answer to Dripping Ice Cream? Banana Plant Stems
Museum Finds 2500-Year-Old Mummy in a Sarcophagus Marked 'Empty'
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Burned a 560-Mile Hole in the Atmosphere
When Meteorites Hit Earth, This Is Where Many of Them End Up
This Car Vending Machine in China Is Free—But Only If You Have a High "Social Credit Score"
How Nissan is Using Old Batteries to Light a Town Hit By the Fukushima Disaster
How to Tie Your Shoes With One Hand, According to a Paralympian
If You've Ever Connected to an App Through Facebook, It Has Access to Your Data. Here's How to Change That
Cow Manure and Elephant Dung Could Be Used to Make the Paper of the Future
5 Ways to Define a Sandwich, According to the Law
Good for You, Good for the Environment: 'Plogging' Combines Jogging With Picking Up Trash
Palm Trees in Canada? It Could Happen, Thanks to Climate Change
What is Mercury in Retrograde, and Why Do We Blame Things On It?
Why a Major Error in 'A Wrinkle in Time' Was Never Corrected
To Celebrate March Madness, Wendy Is Giving Away Free Burgers and Cookies
The World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Has Died, But Could He Still Help Save the Species?
National WWII Museum Launches a European Tour Tracing the 'Band of Brothers' Path
Purchased a PlayStation 3 Between 2006 and 2010? You May Be Entitled to $65
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