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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.
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
ISIS Destruction in Iraq Reveals 2700-Year-Old Palace
Pizza
Pizza Hut's 'Pie Top' Sneakers Will Order a Pizza for You
Movies
Early 'Toy Story' Demo Features Billy Crystal as Buzz Lightyear
Live Smarter
Follow These Tips to Make the Most of Your Practice Time
Medicine
A Sample of the Original Penicillin Mold Sold at Auction for $14,751
Music
Amazing Cover Gives Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' a Jazz Makeover
Video Games
81-Year-Old Woman Develops Mobile Game Based on Japanese Holiday
Fun
A Margaritaville-Themed Retirement Community is Coming to Florida
Food
Explore the Origins of French Cuisine With This 200-Year-Old Map
Space
SpaceX Is Sending Two Private Citizens Around the Moon
Dinosaurs
Interactive Map Plots Where Every Known Fossil Was Discovered
Movies
Who’s Really to Blame for Last Night’s Oscar Debacle?
Design
Take a Virtual Tour of Queen Mary’s Dollhouse
Museums
A Ninja Museum Is Coming to Japan
Technology
Wikipedia Bots Wage Editing Wars That Last for Years
Live Smarter
Millennials Aren’t Job-Hopping—And It’s Costing Them
Music
London’s Jewish Museum to Host an Amy Winehouse Exhibition and Art Trail
Travel
You Can Win Two Free Nights in Austin’s Human-Sized Birdhouse
TV
'Bob’s Burgers' Is Releasing a 112-Song Album This Spring
Videos
Indian School Specializes in Educating Elderly Women
Live Smarter
Average Life Expectancy Set to Break 90 in Parts of the World by 2030
List
10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias
Architecture
Frank Gehry Is Teaching an Online Course in Architecture
Movies
Watch a Supercut of Every Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects
Food
Michelin Guide Mistakenly Awards Star to Humble French Cafe
Weird
Family Cracks Open Chicken Egg to Find Another Egg Inside
Videos
Here's How Far You'd Have to Go Back For English to Stop Making Sense
History
Help Digitize History by Transcribing World War I-Era Love Letters
Live Smarter
Most College-Bound Seniors Know ‘Literally Nothing’ About Paying Off Student Loans
Movies
Pixar Rolls Out Free Online Storytelling Course
Architecture
Dubai May Soon Be Home to the World’s First 'Rotating Skyscraper'
Live Smarter
7 Tips for Staying Informed Without Experiencing Media Burnout
Design
McDonald’s Engineers a New Type of Straw for Slurping Shamrock Shakes
Space
NASA Announces Winners of the 'Space Poop Challenge'
Animals
Wanted: Information Regarding a German Zoo’s Stolen Penguin
Live Smarter
Millennials, Not Teens, Are the Most Dangerous Drivers
List
10 Weird and Wonderful Personal Collections
Movies
Moviegoers Can Catch Free Screenings of ‘Hidden Figures’ This Weekend
Art
How One Artist Is Using Mirrors to Create Perception-Shifting 'Infinity Boxes'
Architecture
Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets Was Built to Resemble Ruins
Food
Starbucks is Bringing Ice Cream to More Than 100 Locations in the U.S.
Technology
The Early 2000s-Era Nokia 3310 May Be Returning to Stores
Space
Photographer Creates Detailed Exoplanets Out of Styrofoam
Movies
Watch Clips From 47 Oscar-Nominated Films in One Three-Minute Video
Technology
The Pentagon Is Paying Hackers to Infiltrate Its Systems
Books
Libraries Across the Country Are Dumping Late Fees
Big Question
Why Do Some Sections of Sidewalk Have Bumps?
List
9 Victorian Hobbies That Seem Weird Today
Live Smarter
How to Get the Biggest Reimbursement for a Canceled Flight
Space
Astronaut Records Elusive 'Blue Jet' Lightning From Space
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