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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8 Festive Facts About The Polar Express
Ohio Is the Latest State to Reinstate Cursive in the Classroom
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New Website and App Helps Set Up Homeless People With Housing
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14 Facts About Celiac Disease
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Midge's Apartment In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Would Cost $9 Million Today
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Attention Mystery Science Theater 3000 Fans: A Gold Tom Servo Puppet Can Be Yours
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Attention Football Fans: The Buffalo Bills Are Paying Fans $12 an Hour to Clear the Stadium Following a Snowstorm
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More Than 75 Years Later, Remains of Pearl Harbor Sailors Are Being Returned to Their Homes
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Schindler's List Is Returning to Theaters for Its 25th Anniversary
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