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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 Adding Water to Your Whiskey Makes It Taste Better
Supermarket Introduces 'Quiet Hour' to Help Customers With Autism Feel at Ease
This Newspaper Article Was Hyping the 2017 Eclipse All the Way Back in 1932
People With Limited Mobility Can Now Use Amazon Alexa to Control Exoskeletons
Including Smiley Emojis in Your Work Emails Could Make You Look Incompetent
The Chemistry Behind the World’s Worst-Smelling Fruit
IKEA Publishes Instructions for Turning Rugs Into 'Game of Thrones' Capes
Amazon Is Rolling Out ‘Instant Pickup Stations’ In Several U.S. Cities
The Mules That Help Fight California's Wildfires
Witness a Century of Rising Earth Temperatures
How IKEA Is Using Technology to Reduce Its Food Waste by 50 Percent
The Most Popular Emojis Around the World
What Solar Eclipses Look Like on Different Planets
Meet the 17-Year-Old World Champion of Excel Spreadsheets
What is Mercury in Retrograde, and Why Do We Blame Things On It?
Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Home on a Private Island Goes Up for Sale
This Sound-Tracking System Is Like a 'Smoke Detector for Noise'
These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day
Uncovered WWII Blueprints Could Be Used to Restore a Mosquito Plane
Follow a Kayaker Through an Abandoned Shipwreck
How Many Dimensions Are There?
Manage Your Stress Levels With This Heart Rate–Measuring App
Can You See the Parallel Stripes in This Optical Illusion?
9-Year-Old Starts Initiative to Help Protect America’s National Monuments
20 People You Didn't Know Were Southpaws
Attention Moscow Mule Fans: Those Copper Mugs May Pose a Serious Health Threat
Sign Up for Free Livestreams from Space Telescopes Just in Time for the Solar Eclipse
World’s Biggest Bounce Castle Launches U.S. Tour
The True Identity of Jack the Ripper May Have Just Been Confirmed
This Interactive Periodic Table Features a Haiku for Each Element
Hacked Rotary Phone Demonstrates How the Internet Works
Movies
10 Towering Facts About 'The Iron Giant'
The U.S. Government Is Auctioning Off Six Historic Lighthouses
Reduce Your Environmental Impact With This Carbon Footprint Calculator
This AI Program Was Designed to Pick Names for Craft Beers
The Maine Farm That Inspired ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Is Up for Sale
Archaeologists Uncover 'Little Pompeii' Buried Beneath Ash in France
Clever GIFs Show Subway Maps Compared to Their Actual Geography
Job Alert! NASA Is Hiring a 'Planetary Protection Officer'
Here Are the Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance
MIT Develops Robot Jewelry That Crawls Over Your Body
Telegraph From the Lusitania Has Been Recovered From the Ocean Floor
How to Get a Free Macchiato at Starbucks This Week
You Can Now View a 3D Model of the Rosetta Stone Online
World’s Smallest Hotel Was Built Because of an Old Marriage Law
'Super Mario Bros.' Cartridge in Original Packaging Sells for More Than $30,000
LEGO Hacker Uses Blocks to Build Retro Desk Sets
The Tricky Ways Viruses Can Spread So Quickly
11 Primal Facts About Dian Fossey
Photograph Captures the Dazzling Hues of the 'Rainbow Star'
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