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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Hurricane Matthew Uncovers Civil War Cannonballs in South Carolina
Animated Game Seeks to Keep a Dying Aboriginal Language Alive
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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
Belgian Supermarket Plans to Sell Produce Grown on Its Rooftop
Young Women Tend to Be More Financially Independent Than Young Men
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3D Reconstruction Provides a Glimpse of Pre-Vesuvius Pompeii
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Archaeological Repository Showcases New York City’s Rich History
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Artist Plants Miniature Redwood Forest in Downtown Brooklyn
8 High-Tech Ways to Upgrade Your Haunted House
'Super Mario'-Themed Airbnb Transports Guests to the Mushroom Kingdom
NYC Sculpture Park Welcomes Collection of Christopher Walken Busts
Scientists Report HIV No Longer Detected in the Blood of British Trial Subject
Improvements to Google Translate Boost Accuracy by 60 Percent
Sun Memories Lamp Records and Replays the Day’s Sunlight
‘Gravity Sketch’ App Mixes Art and Virtual Reality
Here Are the Most Popular Transactions Made Through Venmo
$1.65 Million Chess Set Recreates Battle of Issus
Pangolins Are Now Protected By the World’s Strictest Trade Laws
Thai Developer Transforms Urban Spaces Into Unconventional Football Fields
George Takei Donates Art and 'Star Trek' Memorabilia to L.A. Museum
Japan Prepares for Halloween With Black Garlic Doritos
Solar Tree Generates Enough Energy to Light Five Houses
The Type of Account You Choose Matters When Saving for College
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Memorial to Fake Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack Appears in NYC
Germany Prepares to Launch World’s First Hydrogen Passenger Train
Invasive Comb Jellies Crowd the Adriatic Sea
This Airport Pod Is Designed for Catching Sleep Between Flights
Aerial Drone Footage Takes Viewers Soaring Above Versailles
Baltimore Elementary School Replaces Detention With Meditation
Food Waste Supermarket Opens in the UK
Lack of Paid Leave Costs Americans $20.6 Billion a Year
Scientists Record Fish Singing a Dawn Chorus Like Birds
Twinkling Star Chart Skirt Lets You Wear the Night Sky
Uber Drivers in China Are Using Ghoulish Pictures to Scare Away Passengers
What Are Toxins?
New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books
Researchers Built a Solar Simulator That Shines Brighter Than 20,000 Suns
Conservationist Recruits RC Cars to Protect the Desert Tortoise
Scientists Decipher Charred Biblical Scroll Using 'Virtual Unwrapping'
You Can Turn Your Deleted Food Photos Into Real Meals for the Hungry
Art Exhibit in San Francisco Is Meant to Simulate Synesthesia
10 Eye-Popping Facts About Mantis Shrimp
Scaly ‘Dragon’ Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Warm All Winter Long
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