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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'Cursed' Medieval Well Uncovered in England
'The Chicago Tribune' Shares Their Cover From the 1908 Cubs Win
Encode Rings Transform Three Seconds of Speech Into a Unique Piece of Jewelry
Employees Spend Less Than 40 Percent of the Workday on Actual Work
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High-Tech Pen Doubles as a Laser Measuring Tool
What Happens to the President’s Twitter Account When He Leaves Office?
Starbucks Unveils a New Symbolic Cup Design for the Holidays
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Millennials' Love of Coffee Could Contribute to a Global Shortage
Google’s Halloween Doodle Lets You Fight Ghosts as a Black Cat
Auction of Disney Memorabilia Includes Animatronic 'It’s a Small World' Doll
Officials Beg the Public to Stop Peeing on the World’s Tallest Church Tower
FCC Adopts an Order to Stop Your Internet Provider From Selling Your Personal Info
The Harsh Method a Silent Film Company Used to Reject Scripts
Retrobituaries: Charles Fort, Chronicler of Unexplained Phenomena
New York City Burger King Dresses as the Ghost of McDonald’s for Halloween
J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels Have Been Picked Up by HBO
Museum of Modern Art Adds Original 1999 Emojis to Their Collection
12-Sided Calendar Fits the Whole Year Onto a Simple Desk Ornament
Delmonico’s Launches Menu of Presidential Meals
Look Up Tonight! The Northern Lights Will Put on a Stunning Show
These Jobs Saw the Biggest Pay Increases from 2015 to 2016
Brewery Recreates Booze Found in a 2500-Year-Old Grave
Teal Pumpkins Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies
Lost 'Son of Frankenstein' Trailer Resurfaces More Than 75 Years Later
The Effects of Brexit Hit the Model Train Industry
Video Teases Hyperloop Connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai
3-Mile-Deep Well in Iceland Will Harness Energy From Magma
Girl Scout Cookie Cereal Is Coming Next Year
Watch a Japanese Hand Plane Shave Wood Into Translucent Strips
Watch an Artist Prepare Tiny Versions of Airline Meals
Is It Legal to Shoot Bigfoot?
Kodak Debuts a Smartphone for Photography Nerds
Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out
This Wheelchair for the Developing World Is Made From Bicycle Parts
Watch Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Vehicle in Action
Scrotum Frogs Near Lake Titicaca Die Off in Alarming Numbers
6 Classic Séance Tricks Explained
Meet the Librarians Who Act as the New York Public Library’s Human Google
Tips for Scoring a Satisfying In-Flight Meal
British Phone Booth Transformed Into ‘World’s Smallest Museum’
Tasmanian Devil Milk Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Explore Pluto With a Geographically Accurate Desk Globe
Airbnb Is Offering Two Guests a Stay in Dracula’s Castle on Halloween Night
High-Tech Paper Rolls Up Into a Functioning Torch
Levitating Turntable Gives Retro Technology a Sci-Fi Spin
Google News Now Offers a Fact Check Feature
Italian Vineyard Installs Free-Flowing Wine Fountain


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