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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.
History
1894 Time Capsule Contains Intact Bottle of Whisky
Animals
The Mystery of Knut the Polar Bear's Death Has Finally Been Revealed
Animals
Crows and Ravens Are Experts in Self-Restraint
History
A 500-Year-Old Royal Murder Mystery May Soon Be Solved
Design
This Gorgeous Console Combines Arcade Games with 'Battleship'
Travel
The Vintage Map for Your Next All-American Road Trip
Science
Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Navigation
Animals
10 Stunning Facts About Stingrays
Museums
The Massachusetts Home Built with 100,000 Newspapers
Art
The Walls of This Museum Have Been Transformed By Street Artists
Art
Researchers May Have Cracked the Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile
Technology
Watch This 3D Printer Print Mesmerizing Glass Goo
History
America’s Most Radical Educational Experiment
Animals
The Sound of Running Water Puts Beavers in the Mood to Build
Animals
Whales off the Alaskan Coast Are Dying in Alarming Numbers
Design
5 Creative (and Colorful) Examples of Artisanal Currency
Movies
The House from ‘The Goonies’ Has Been Closed to Visitors
Animals
Wolves Are Officially Back in California
History
6 of History’s Nastiest Jobs
Animals
Paleontologists Discovered a Salamander Trapped in Amber
Science
The Color of a Mirror Is Not What You'd Expect
Science
The Ice Bucket Challenge Led to a Major Breakthrough in ALS Research
This Just In
Cameras in This Japanese Subway Station Can Spot Drunkenness
Space
Eiffel Tower Shape on the Sun Spotted by Photographer
Science
Striking Images of Twin Typhoons Captured from Space
Travel
The Vietnamese Festival Where Ex-Lovers Reunite
Travel
Data Scientist Computes the Ultimate European Road Trip
Fun
Summer Camp for Kids With Rare Disorder Comes to Life After Dark
Museums
This Bible Museum Features Rejected Celebrity Wax Figures
Fun
This Travel Jacket Is as Nerdy as It Is Awesome
Science
The ‘Drinkable Book’ That Makes Clean Water
Fun
NYC Will Be the Latest City to Host a Ball Pit for Grown-Ups
Technology
Company Patents 12-Mile-High Inflatable Space Elevator
Animals
Spiders Weave Quarter-Mile Web in Dallas Suburb
Technology
This Jump Rope Harnesses the Energy You Make With It
Videos
This Visualization Shows Nuclear Detonations Since 1945
Art
An Art Exhibit That Imagines the Anatomy of a Centaur
Space
The Names of These Planets Will Be Decided by the Internet
Space
The Underwater Cemetery Where Spaceships Go to Die
Space
13 Stunning Images from the Perseid Meteor Shower
Architecture
The Tallest Building Never Built
Fun
Extreme Ironing Pushes the Limits of Domestic Life
History
World War II’s Doomed 'Project Pigeon'
Slideshow
10 of the Most Instagrammed Locations in America
Slideshow
39 Weird Books That Really Exist
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