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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Help Digitize History by Transcribing World War I-Era Love Letters
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Pixar Rolls Out Free Online Storytelling Course
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NASA Announces Winners of the 'Space Poop Challenge'
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10 Weird and Wonderful Personal Collections
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How One Artist Is Using Mirrors to Create Perception-Shifting 'Infinity Boxes'
Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets Was Built to Resemble Ruins
Starbucks is Bringing Ice Cream to More Than 100 Locations in the U.S.
The Early 2000s-Era Nokia 3310 May Be Returning to Stores
Photographer Creates Detailed Exoplanets Out of Styrofoam
Watch Clips From 47 Oscar-Nominated Films in One Three-Minute Video
The Pentagon Is Paying Hackers to Infiltrate Its Systems
Libraries Across the Country Are Dumping Late Fees
Why Do Some Sections of Sidewalk Have Bumps?
9 Victorian Hobbies That Seem Weird Today
How to Get the Biggest Reimbursement for a Canceled Flight
Astronaut Records Elusive 'Blue Jet' Lightning From Space
Tour the World From Home With This Epic Google Earth Hyperlapse
New York Is Launching a Citywide Book Club
You Can Now Check Facebook for the Latest Weather Forecasts
Domino’s Launches a Wedding Registry for Pizza-Loving Couples
Inflexible Schedules Can Keep Women From Working—This Job Site Aims to Change That
30 of the New Words Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map
A 'Vertical Forest' Is Coming to China
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This Restaurant Is Located in an Indoor Diving Pool
Researchers Rebuild Old Tech to Play Lost Recordings of Holocaust Survivors
You Can Buy Wine Made From the Queen’s Royal Vineyard
How Many Hours Will You Need to Work to Afford That Expensive Thing You Want?
This Restaurant Is Embedded Into Italy's Dolomites Mountain Range
Weddings Are Getting Smaller—And More Expensive
Annie’s Homegrown Is Streaming the First Annual Bunny Bowl
A Hayao Miyazaki-Inspired Art Show Is Coming to San Francisco
The Library of Congress Sigmund Freud Collection Is Now Available Online
Write a Stellar 200-Word Essay and You Could Win a North Carolina Farm
This Gadget Lets You Check If You Left the Stove On From Your Phone


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