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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The Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Lights Up the Skies This Weekend
Four-Day Work Week? It Was a Huge Success For This New Zealand Company
Multi-Million Dollar Willem de Kooning Paintings Discovered in a New Jersey Storage Locker
How Every Shopping Mall in America Ended Up Looking the Same
What to Know About Shark Attacks Before You Hit the Beach
Scientists Find a Possible Link Between Beef Jerky and Mania
Your First Memory from Infancy Is Probably a Lie
Air Quality in American National Parks and Big Cities Is Roughly the Same
Animal Welfare Groups Are Building a Database of Every Cat in Washington, D.C.
Recall Alert: Swiss Rolls And Bread Sold at Walmart and Food Lion Linked to Salmonella
15 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter
5 Million Americans Will Cut Their Cable TV in 2018
A Baby's Cries Might Hint at What the Child Will Sound Like as an Adult
India's Supreme Court Demands That the Taj Mahal Be Restored or Demolished
A New App Interprets Sign Language for the Amazon Echo
The 'David Bowie Is' Exhibition Is Coming to Your Smartphone
Here's a Preview of the 70 New Emojis Coming to Your iPhone
Why an Ex-FBI Agent Recommends Wrapping Your Keys in Tinfoil Whenever You Leave Your Car
Your New York City Library Card Now Gets You Free Admission to 33 Museums and Cultural Sites
Sam's Club Brings $.99 Polish Hot Dogs to All Stores After They're Cut From Costco's Food Courts
How a Hairdresser Found a Way to Fight Oil Spills With Hair Clippings
Kenmore's New Stand Mixer Might Whip the KitchenAid Classic
Drought Reveals Ancient Sites in Scotland That Can Only Be Spotted From the Air
Here's a Brilliantly Simple Way to Organize the Food Container Lids Taking Over Your Cabinets
Heatwaves Can Affect Your Ability to Think Clearly and Make Decisions
Finally! Windows Notepad Is Getting an Update for the First Time in Years
How You Should Be Spending Your Money, According to a Financial Planner
These Funky Glasses Are Designed to Reduce Motion Sickness
Why Do We Bite Our Nails?
New Website Lets You Sift Through More Than 700,000 Items Found in Amsterdam's Canals
It's 7-Eleven Day—Which Means Free Slurpees for Everyone
It Just Got Easier to Avoid Fake News and Conspiracy Theories on YouTube
What Scares Darth Vader? Lucasfilm's New Kids' Book Attempts to Find Out
Making the 'World's Best Mac and Cheese' at Home Is Easier Than You Think
The Internet Archive's Billions of Web Pages Inspired a New Art Exhibition
You Can Own an Official Replica of the Jurassic Park Shaving Cream Can
The Tricks Toxic Animals Use to Avoid Poisoning Themselves
This Tiny Espresso Machine Fits in Your Pocket and Keeps You Caffeinated Wherever You Go
Popcorn Might Be the Cheap, Biodegradable Robot Power Source of the Future
Australia's 'Hottest Burger' Comes With a Health Waiver and Safety Goggles
The Tiny Government Office That Will Replace Your Ripped, Burned, and Chewed-Up Cash
The 10 Most Affordable Cities for Living Abroad
New 'Lite' Version of Instagram Requires Less Data and Storage Space
New Poll Shows That Half of American Employees Are Looking for a New Job
Aircraft Tracker Visualizes One of the Busiest Days Ever in Air Travel
A Samsung Messaging Bug Might Be Texting Random Contacts Your Private Photos
This Startup's Simple Chemical Process Could Break Down the Plastics We Can't Recycle
Here's the First Confirmed Image of a Planet Being Born
97 Percent of Us Are Washing Our Hands All Wrong


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