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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.
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ABBA Is Going on Tour—As Holograms
10 Cold War Artifacts From the Real-Life Bridge of Spies Auction
'Froyo,' 'Troll,' and 'Sriracha' Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Why Are We So Scared of Clowns?
SpaceX's Landing Blooper Reel Shows That Even Rocket Scientists Make Mistakes
Unfazed by Haters, This Bug-Loving 8-Year-Old Helped Author a Scientific Paper
Dedicated Middle School Teacher Transforms His Classroom Into Hogwarts
Driverless Shuttles Could Help Seniors Get Around in Rural Japan
‘Harvey the Hurricane Hawk’ Returns to the Wild
Rare Video Captures a White Giraffe and Her Baby in the Wild
This VR Headset Promises a Movie-Viewing Experience That Rivals Theaters
This Handy Chart Shows Which Cooking Methods to Use With Different Ingredients
CDC Traces Infectious Disease Outbreak in Seven States to Pet-Store Puppies
2000-Piece Fishing Store Set From LEGO Ideas Is Now Available to Buy
6 Great (and Not-So-Great) Works of Art Made by Robots
Over Time, Couples Develop the Same Tastes—But That Doesn't Mean They're Happier
Nintendo Is Reviving the NES Classic for 2018
How New Words Become Mainstream
How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?
This Cuddly Robot Can Help Teach Social Cues to Kids With Autism
Here Are the Microbes Hiding in Your Paper Money
Why DNA Is So Hard to Visualize
Wireless Recording Device Captures Studio-Quality Songs on the Go
Look Closely at This Footstep Illusion
Chocolate Maps Turn the Streets of Famous Cities Into Edible Art
African Wild Dogs Cast a Vote by Sneezing
10 Internet Etiquette Tips From the 1990s
Harry Potter's Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Is Hitting the Auction Block
Your Basic T-Shirt Has a Big Impact on the Environment
Lightning-Fast Teen Sets New Rubik’s Cube World Record
Why You Should Drop 'Kind of' and 'Sort of' From Your Vocabulary
Adventurous Drinkers Fall for ‘Cheese Tea’
Ruby Is the Newest Addition to the Chocolate Spectrum
Why Don't You See Great White Sharks in Aquariums?
Lazy Cyclists Help Make These Massive Bike Graveyards in China
In 1989, Someone Tried to Murder a 600-Year-Old Oak Tree in Texas
Why America Still Hasn’t Switched From Fahrenheit to Celsius
Spain's Famous Blue Wine Is Coming to America
A Colorado Ranch Is Being Transformed Into a 'Land Library'
Perfume Alarm Clocks Promise to Wake Kids Up to Their Favorite Scents
This Gas Station Chain Serves Some of the Best Fried Chicken in the Country
Thieves Use Paris Catacombs Route to Raid a Private Wine Cellar
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Is Back With the Original Illustrations
Customers Bring Their Own Containers to This Package-Free Market in England
Levi’s Acquires the Oldest Known Pair of Women’s Jeans
How Plants Fight Back Against Predators
10 Little-Known Facts About Alfred Kinsey
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