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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When 1.5 Million Balloons Were Released Over Cleveland
China’s Forest Made of Stone
Art From the 1893 World’s Fair Was Found in a Chicago Storage Facility
What's Happening When We Hear the Voice in Our Head?
1894 Time Capsule Contains Intact Bottle of Whisky
The Mystery of Knut the Polar Bear's Death Has Finally Been Revealed
Crows and Ravens Are Experts in Self-Restraint
A 500-Year-Old Royal Murder Mystery May Soon Be Solved
This Gorgeous Console Combines Arcade Games with 'Battleship'
The Vintage Map for Your Next All-American Road Trip
Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Navigation
10 Stunning Facts About Stingrays
The Massachusetts Home Built with 100,000 Newspapers
The Walls of This Museum Have Been Transformed By Street Artists
Researchers May Have Cracked the Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile
Watch This 3D Printer Print Mesmerizing Glass Goo
America’s Most Radical Educational Experiment
The Sound of Running Water Puts Beavers in the Mood to Build
Whales off the Alaskan Coast Are Dying in Alarming Numbers
5 Creative (and Colorful) Examples of Artisanal Currency
The House from ‘The Goonies’ Has Been Closed to Visitors
Wolves Are Officially Back in California
6 of History’s Nastiest Jobs
Paleontologists Discovered a Salamander Trapped in Amber
The Color of a Mirror Is Not What You'd Expect
The Ice Bucket Challenge Led to a Major Breakthrough in ALS Research
Cameras in This Japanese Subway Station Can Spot Drunkenness
Eiffel Tower Shape on the Sun Spotted by Photographer
Striking Images of Twin Typhoons Captured from Space
The Vietnamese Festival Where Ex-Lovers Reunite
Data Scientist Computes the Ultimate European Road Trip
Summer Camp for Kids With Rare Disorder Comes to Life After Dark
This Bible Museum Features Rejected Celebrity Wax Figures
This Travel Jacket Is as Nerdy as It Is Awesome
The ‘Drinkable Book’ That Makes Clean Water
NYC Will Be the Latest City to Host a Ball Pit for Grown-Ups
Company Patents 12-Mile-High Inflatable Space Elevator
Spiders Weave Quarter-Mile Web in Dallas Suburb
This Jump Rope Harnesses the Energy You Make With It
This Visualization Shows Nuclear Detonations Since 1945
An Art Exhibit That Imagines the Anatomy of a Centaur
The Names of These Planets Will Be Decided by the Internet
The Underwater Cemetery Where Spaceships Go to Die
13 Stunning Images from the Perseid Meteor Shower
The Tallest Building Never Built
Extreme Ironing Pushes the Limits of Domestic Life
World War II’s Doomed 'Project Pigeon'
10 of the Most Instagrammed Locations in America
39 Weird Books That Really Exist
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