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.
Soon You May Be Able to Shop for Home Goods at Whole Foods
Two Pages of 'Dirty Jokes' Uncovered in Anne Frank's Diary
Why Are Small, Fancy Hats Called Fascinators?
Do You 'Procrastibake'? You're Not Alone
This Working Pinball Machine Is Made Entirely of LEGO Bricks
Watch a Tree Release a Massive "Pollen Bomb" Into the Air
Climate Change Is Making It Hard for Bears to Hibernate Through the Winter
The Lincoln Library May Have to Sell the President's Hat and Blood-Stained Gloves to Pay Off a Loan
People Are More Likely to BS When There Are No Consequences
These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2017
The Math Behind the Classic Eye Chart Is Surprisingly Complex
The Strange Reason Why It's Illegal to Take Nighttime Photos of the Eiffel Tower
Why No One Is Allowed to Move This Ladder Outside a Jerusalem Church
Engineers Have Figured Out How the Leaning Tower of Pisa Withstands Earthquakes
Voice-Activated Assistants Can Hear Messages Hidden in Songs and Commercials
What Makes Tumbleweeds Tumble?
Attention Entenmann's Fans: The Baked Goods Brand Is Looking for a Chief Donut Officer
Think You're Dehydrated? This Skin Test Will Tell You in Seconds
The Most Fun States in America, Ranked
Watch a "Trained" Spider Named Kim Leap Six Times Its Body Length
King Tut's Tomb Doesn't Contain Hidden Rooms After All
Philadelphia Tops This Year's List of the Most Facial Hair-Friendly Cities in America
Why You Shouldn't Trust the New Study That Supports Putting Two Spaces at the End of a Period
AI is Decoding the Vatican Secret Archives, One Pen Stroke at a Time
Scientists Share the Most Ridiculous Stock Photos of Their Jobs on Twitter
French Art Museum Discovers More Than Half of Its Paintings Are Fakes
17 Secrets of Audiobook Narrators
Hawaii Just Voted to Ban Sunscreen That Harms Coral
Swedish Meatballs Are Apparently a Lot Less Swedish Than We Thought
Does a Royal Need the Queen’s Permission to Get Married?
What to Do If Your Passport Is Running Out of Pages
The Original Emojis From 1999 Are Getting Their Own Coffee Table Book
What Is May Day?
Why Are Girls' Voices Usually Higher Than Boys' Voices?
Is 'Dry Drowning' Real?
Australian University Evacuated After Rotten Durian Smell Mistaken for Gas Leak
Meet the New York City Groomer Giving Free Haircuts to Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted
Could You Pass the Mensa Intelligence Test?
The Secret to Costco's Delicious Pizza Is a Sauce-Dispensing Robot
Medieval Swords, Firearms, and a Suit of Armor Are Going Up for Auction—and Can Be Yours
Listen for Whales and Dolphins in This Live Stream from the Deep Ocean
A Pop-Up Pizza Museum Is Coming to New York City
This California Gym Runs on Energy Generated by Your Workout
Chicago's New McDonald's Serves Sandwiches From Hong Kong and McFlurries From Brazil
These Are America's 10 Worst Cities for Allergy Sufferers
Instead of Lighting Fireworks, People in This Chinese Village Celebrate by Flinging Molten Iron
10 Radiant Facts About Marie Curie
A New Law Could Require Hospitals to Post Their Standard Prices Online
Dream Job Alert: WOW Air Wants to Pay You to Move to Iceland and Travel the World
Charles Dickens Wrote His Own Version of Westworld in the 1830s
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.