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.
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This Exhibit Shows Snaphots of Wildlife, 1 Cubic Foot at a Time
Watch This Waterlily Beetle 'Ski' Across the Water
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An Unidentified (and Adorable) Octopus Was Discovered on the Ocean Floor
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7 Finance Tips for Young People From a Financial Advisor
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These Chocolate Boxes Are Edible Pantone Color Swatches
A Gorgeous Map of Mars in the Style of Medieval Cartography
Why Is White Noise 'White'?
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Researchers 3D Print 'Bones' to Make an Astonishingly Accurate Robotic Hand
Rare 'Harry Potter' Books Are Worth More Than $50,000
These Goldfish Purses From Japan Are Incredibly Lifelike
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This Headband Monitors Brain Waves to Help You Sleep at Night
Scientists Put Penguins on a Treadmill to Learn About Their Waddle
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