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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.
Animals
How China Uses Its Pandas as Diplomacy Tools
Technology
Aerospace Company Wants to Fight Hunger With Edible Drones
History
Watch the Earliest Known Color Footage of the White House
Food
Donut Shop Puts a Tasty Spin on Nostalgic Snacks
Science
Germany Is Converting a Coal Mine Into a 'Battery' for Renewable Energy
Geography
Boston Public Schools Are Adopting a More Accurate World Map
Travel
A Vacation Home Company Is Hiring Someone to Travel the World in Luxury
Food
Visitors to LEGOLAND Japan Can Eat LEGO-Shaped French Fries
Words
Mobile Game From Merriam-Webster Tests Your Dictionary Knowledge
Movies
Here Are the Most Popular Disney Princesses in Each State
Language
Hear International Car Names Pronounced by Native Speakers
Live Smarter
Iceland Considers Taxes to Deter Floods of Tourists
Books
'Americanah' Named First Pick for New York City’s Book Club
Books
Dallas Bookstore Gets People to Read Literature by Turning It Into Clickbait
Fun
The CIA Uses Board Games as Training Tools
Weird
Guests at This Japanese Resort Can Soak in Pancake-Scented Hot Tubs
Design
This Smart Wall Calendar Looks Like Paper and Acts Like an App
Animals
Heroic Pet Store Employee Builds ‘Wheelchair’ to Keep a Goldfish Afloat
Fun
Brilliant LEGO Tape Lets You Build on Any Surface
Words
Online Dictionary Uses Simple Analogies to Decode Tech Jargon
Technology
German Lawmakers Want to Fine Social Media Sites for Ignoring Hate Speech
News
'Serial' Creators Announce Release Date for 'S-Town,' Their New Murder Mystery Podcast
Travel
The World’s Most Difficult (and Impossible) Places to Reach
Booze
Former Castle of Guinness Beer Heiress for Sale in Ireland
Sports
'Longest Hockey Game Ever' Ends in Eighth Overtime
Movies
Meet the Actor Who Brought Godzilla to Life
Books
The Unpublished Manuscripts of 7 Famous Authors
Pretty Pictures
Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California
Travel
7 Whispering Galleries From Around the World You Can Visit
Live Smarter
American Library Association Updates Its CRAAP Test for Spotting Fake News
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
3200-Year-Old Statues of Pharaohs Unearthed in Cairo
Art
Watch an Artist Recreate Cosmic Radiation With Sand
Booze
Starbucks Experiments With Whiskey Barrel-Aged Coffee
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Danish Teen Uncovers Remains of WWII Plane and Its Pilot in His Backyard
Travel
The Evolution of Tourist Destinations Around the World
Technology
Former Tesla Engineer Develops Exoskeleton to Help a Friend Move Again
List
10 Great Things Invented by Working Moms
Live Smarter
Iceland to Become First Nation to Require Proof of Equal Pay for Equal Work
Videos
Unwind With Footage of a Master Woodworker in Action
Museums
Women Can Visit Italy’s Museums for Free on International Women’s Day
Animals
Scientists Capture First Underwater Footage of Rare Beaked Whales
Books
High School Teacher's Theory Frames 'The Wizard of Oz' as a Political Parable
Video Games
You Can Now Experience 'Walden' as a Video Game
Language
Cursive Is Regaining Popularity in U.S. Schools
Animals
See What Goes on Inside the Robot Animals That Spy on Wildlife
Fun
Face Your Fears by Pummeling a Horror Movie Villain Piñata
List
11 Well-Read Facts About the Library of Congress
Books
Researchers Want to Recreate What a New York Library Smelled Like in 1906
Live Smarter
Americans Traveling to Europe This Summer May Need a Visa
TV
'Sesame Street' Writing Fellowship Shines a Spotlight on Diversity
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