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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.
Why Do Presidents Get Libraries?
Never-Ending Whirlpool Mesmerizes Visitors at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Route 66 Museum Opens in Abandoned Roadside Diner
Interactive Maps Show How Climate Change Will Impact Your Neighborhood
Cut-Out Curtain Design Fills Your Window With a Starry City Skyline
Why You Should Think Twice Before Allowing Apps to Access Your Microphone
Hershey’s ‘Flavors of America’ Line Features Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Cups and Strawberry Kit Kats
Why Do So Many Alien Planets in Movies Look the Same?
Keisari Brewery Debuts 1000-Pack of Beer at Finnish Supermarkets
Uber’s Flying Taxis Could Hit the Skies as Soon as 2020
Space
A Visual Reminder That the Universe Is Really, Really Big
Technology
Tanks of Gel Make 3-D Printing Fast and Easy
Design
Domino’s in Glasgow Adds Kilts as an Official Uniform
Live Smarter
New Google Maps Feature Helps You Find Your Parked Car
Animals
How Slowing Down Helps Sloths Survive
News
French Painting Stolen by Nazis in WWII Finally Returned
Design
How to Transform an IKEA Lamp Into a Personal Death Star
News
Norway’s Latest Slow TV Hit Is 168 Hours of Migrating Reindeer
Art
Math and Nature Inspired This Artist's Mesmerizing Spiral Sculptures
Live Smarter
Astro, an AI Email App, Is Here to Help You Finally Clean Out Your Inbox
Design
Day One Users Can Now Turn Their Digital Journals Into Books
Big Question
Why Are So Many Cartoon Characters Yellow?
Live Smarter
7 Expert-Approved Ways to Write a Better To-Do List
Food
Walmart Unveils the ‘Crotilla,' a Tortilla And Croissant Hybrid
News
Owner of Alleged 'Spite House' in London Allowed to Keep Her Paint Job
History
How 'The Great Stink' Infiltrated London in 1858
Architecture
Architect Incorporates Concrete Emojis Into His Building Design
News
Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space
Design
Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh
History
Interactive Map of San Francisco Matches Photos From the 1906 Earthquake to Modern Places
Live Smarter
Social Media Can Push Runners to Improve Their Performance
Technology
Touchscreen-Controlled Chair Lets Disabled Toddlers Get Around
Geography
This Tiny West Virginia Town Is Bordered by Two States
Live Smarter
Study Sheds Light on Why Salty Snacks Are So Addictive
Travel
Yosemite Falls Has Been Revived By the Drought-Ending Winter
Animals
How the Wild Cat Became a Beloved Family Pet
News
Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality
Fun
Let Steve Martin Teach You How to Be Funny
Food
Unicorn Frappuccinos Spotted at Starbucks
Fun
A Villain-Themed Land Didn’t Make It Into Disney World
Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Minnesota Goes on Sale for the First Time Ever
News
Selfie-Takers Are Damaging California’s Super Bloom
Music
Take a Rare Tour Inside a Massive Pipe Organ
Food
Michelin-Starred Chef to Bring His Soup Kitchen Concept to the U.S.
Space
NASA Puts the Planet Up for Adoption in Time for Earth Day
Movies
The Female Heroes of 'Star Wars' Are Getting Their Own Action Figure Line
Infographic
17 Auction Items That Sold for Millions
Live Smarter
Want Something? Asking in Person Is 34 Times More Effective Than Email
List
5 Times Student Newspapers Broke Big Stories
Museums
New York City Museum Seeks Funds to Open Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition
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