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.
6 Myths About Animals, Debunked
It's Official: Uranus Smells Like Farts
The First-Ever Troop of Homeless Girl Scouts Just Crushed Their Cookie Sales Goal
Qatar National Library's Panorama-Style Bookshelves Offer Guests Stunning Views
Reading Aloud to Your Kids Can Promote Good Behavior and Sharpen Their Attention
How Are Royal Babies Named?
Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in .38 Seconds
Women Suffer Worse Migraines Than Men. Now Scientists Think They Know Why
New LEGO Set Recreates Jurassic Park's Iconic Velociraptor Chase Scenes
Can You 'Hear' These Silent GIFs?
How the Planet Has Changed Since the First Earth Day in 1970
Humans Might Have Practiced Brain Surgery on Cows 5000 Years Ago
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Is Being Adapted Into a Stage Musical
New Prosthetics From MIT Transmit Sensory Information Like Real Limbs
National Park Fees Are Increasing—Here's How Much You'll Have to Pay This Summer
New Plankton Species Named After Sir David Attenborough Series Blue Planet
A New Law Could Make It Harder to Access Your Favorite Florida Beaches
Royal Shakespeare Company Auctions Off Costumes Worn By Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Patrick Stewart, and More
Scientists Accidentally Make Plastic-Eating Bacteria Even More Efficient
Are Restaurants Undercooking Your Steak on Purpose?
Why You Never See Fresh Olives at the Grocery Store
A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic
13-Year-Old Amateur Archaeologist Discovers the Buried Treasure of a Danish King
Yale's Insanely Popular Happiness Course Is Now Open to Everyone Online
Coin-Operated Lamp Drives Home the Cost of Energy Consumption
Night Owls May Have a 10 Percent Higher Risk of Early Death, Study Concludes
For the First Time, Researchers Join Two Specific Atoms Using Laser Tweezers
How High School Students Are Using VR to Help People With Autism
This San Diego Library Is Now Home to an Archive of Craft Brewing History
Why This Blurry Optical Illusion Disappears If You Stare at It
Facebook Now Blocks Third-Party Apps From Your Data If You Haven't Opened Them in 90 Days
Now's the Best Time to Buy a KitchenAid Stand Mixer
You Can Get Free Coffee at Wawa All Day on Thursday
We've All Been Threading Needles Wrong This Whole Time
You Can Now Book a Stay at the World's First Space Hotel
People Are Panic-Buying Necco Wafers Before They Disappear From Shelves
Designer's New Typeface Combines Braille With Written Text
LEGOLAND Japan Breaks Record With Cherry Blossom Tree Made From 880,000 LEGO Bricks
Rare Wildflower That Grows Only In Death Valley Is No Longer Endangered
Can You Spot All the Stephen King References in This Poster?
How Much You Need to Make to Afford a Home in Each State
Watch Queen Elizabeth II and Sir David Attenborough Chat About Trees in a New Nature Documentary
How to Identify Insects Just By Looking at Their Mouths
NASA Could Be Sending Autonomous Bee Drones to Mars
Why You Sometimes See Black Tubes Stretched Across the Road
Could Color-Coded Maps Be the Answer to City Parking Problems?
A 'Catio' Gives Your Indoor Cat a Taste of Nature
Confirmed: Dishwashing Is the Chore Most Likely to Ruin Your Relationship
The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Rain
This New Gym Is Dedicated to Working Out Your Face
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