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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Here's What the Northern Lights Look Like on Saturn
10 Secrets of Subway Conductors
Denver Airport's New Ad Campaign Embraces the Conspiracy Theories It Has Inspired
The 5 Countries That Pay Teachers More Than the U.S.
Sweden's Twitter Account Will No Longer Be Run By Its Citizens
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Who Discovered Pulsars, Was Just Awarded $3 Million for Her Work—More Than 40 Years After Nobel Prize Snub
BBC's 'Slow Radio' Programming Includes the Sounds of Clocks, Cows, and Zoo Animals
'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Will Be Performed Live for the Film's 25th Anniversary
25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018
'Floating' Cat Furniture Turns Your Home Into a Feline Playground—Without Sacrificing Floor Space
The 20 Books Hotel Guests Most Frequently Leave Behind
The Ocean Cleanup Deploys a 2000-Foot Net to Catch the Pacific Ocean's Trash
Can You Spot All the Hidden Sayings in This 450-Year-Old Painting?
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Kids Should Sit in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until They Outgrow Them, According to New Safety Guidelines
Stranger Things Is Looking for Extras With Marching Band Experience
The Mysterious Mathematical Principle That Links Bus Systems and Chicken Eyes
Goats Like People Who Smile at Them
You Can Now View Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks Online
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The True Cost of Owning a Dog May Surprise You
This Mobile Art Museum Is Visiting Every Neighborhood in New Orleans
Celebrate the End of Summer With Free Ice Cream From Dairy Queen
America's Last Blockbuster Store Gets Its Own Beer
The Body of Australia's Somerton Man—a 70-Year-Old Cold Case—Might Be Exhumed
What the Flashing Lights in a Pinball Game Actually Mean
How Practicing Simple Rituals Could Help You Stick to Your Goals
Explore Mexico's Ancient Mayan Sites on a New Train Line
What the Architecture of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Star Wars Looks Like as Pen-and-Paper Drawings
A Firefly's Twinkle Doubles as a Warning Sign to Predators
New Harry Potter Pop-Up Book Lets You Explore Hogwarts in 3D
Michael Jackson's Long-Missing Glove Is Going on Sale—for $15,000
9 Fascinating Facts About Katherine Johnson
7 Animals That Were the Last of Their Species
Kroger, America's Largest Supermarket Chain, Plans to Get Rid of Plastic Bags by 2025
The Paris Aquarium Is Home to a Massive Rescued Goldfish Sanctuary
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