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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How to Get a Free Blizzard From Dairy Queen This Summer
Madrid Is Building a Beach 200 Miles From the Ocean
Facebook's New 'Snooze' Feature Could Filter Spoilers From Your News Feed
11 Myths About Ticks, Debunked
Planters Is Selling Cheez Balls for the First Time in Over a Decade
After 30 Years, A Hidden Keith Haring Mural Is Back in Public View
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Experience 'Shark Week' Aboard a Shark-Themed Cruise Ship This Summer
Why a Dripping Faucet Makes That Maddening 'Plink' Sound—and How to Stop It
Vote to Help Your Library Win $25,000 in Children's Books From JetBlue
Disney Is Warning Moviegoers That Incredibles 2 Could Prompt Migraines or Seizures
'Archivist in a Backpack' Makes It Easy to Record Local History on the Go
The Simple Way to Reheat Your French Fries and Not Have Them Turn Into a Soggy Mess
NASA Has a Plan to Stop the Next Asteroid That Threatens Life on Earth
Roadside Bear Statue in Wales is So Lifelike That Safety Officials Want It Removed
Bibo Barmaid Is Like a Keurig for Cocktails—and You Can Buy It Now
Syrian Refugees and Jordanian Women Created a New Line of Home Goods For IKEA
5 Facts About Koko the Gorilla
Inside the Pet Prosthetics Company That's Changing Animals' Lives
Interactive Map Shows Where Your House Would Have Been 750 Million Years Ago
Afternoon Map: The Best (and Worst) States for Summer Road Trips
Move Over, MoviePass: AMC Is Launching a $20 Per Month Subscription
16 Facts About Migraines
What Would It Cost to Operate a Real Jurassic Park?
New 'Eye Language' Lets Paralyzed People Communicate More Easily
Ruined a Photo By Blinking? Facebook Can Fix It With AI
Potato Island, One of Connecticut's Thimble Islands, Can Be Yours for $4.9 Million
5-Year-Old Boy Hugs, Then Destroys, a $132,000 Sculpture When His Parents Aren't Looking
The Honey Smacks In Your Pantry May Be Contaminated With Salmonella
Wake Up to the Aroma of Cappuccino With This Scent-Emitting Alarm Clock
Win a Trip to Any National Park By Instagramming Your Travels
How Bats Protect Rare Books at This Portuguese Library
Expedia Just Made Its Vacation Bundle Deal a Lot More Convenient
IKEA's New Collection for Tiny Apartments Is Inspired by Life on Mars
Inside the New Oprah Winfrey Exhibition at the National Museum of African American History
Days Inn's New LED Umbrella Makes Gloomy Days Sunnier
A Rare Copy of Audubon's Birds of America Could Break Records at Auction
Why Macedonia Is Getting a New Name
You Can Now Buy a Rare Reprint of the Gutenberg Bible
11 LGBT Pioneers You Should Know
Canine Flu is On the Rise: Here's What You Should Know
$2.5 Million in World War II-Era Cash Discovered Beneath Winston Churchill's Former Tailor's Shop
13 Facts About Opossums
15 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser Keeps Erupting, and Scientists Aren't Sure Why
How a Cold War Mission Led to the Discovery of the Titanic
Crayola Is Releasing a Line of Playful Beauty Products in 95 Shades
Disposable Coffee Cups Are Now Banned in Scotland's Government Buildings


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