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.
50 of America’s Most Bed Bug-Infested Cities
Climate Change Is Making Nearly All Sea Turtles Born on These Beaches Female
Artist's Boeing 777 Paper Airplane Took a Decade to Build
Why Mickey Mouse Could Soon Be in the Public Domain
Explore Google Street View With a Soundtrack Chosen by AI
How Your Brain Turns Words Into Language
This New Nima Device Can Detect Trace Amounts of Peanuts in Food
How You Can Help Pay the Heating Bills for a Family in Need
Defend Westeros From the Wildlings In A Game of Thrones Catan
The Largest Known Map of the 16th-Century World Has Been Digitized
This Is How Kids Envision the Cars of the Future
Vending Machine Provides Free Food, Socks, and Toiletries to Homeless People
These Unique Benches Are Made From Yogurt Cups and Plastic Bags
This Tiny Press Lets You Brew Barista-Quality Coffee Anywhere
New Largest Known Prime Number Has More Than 23 Million Digits
Want to Travel in 2018? Now’s the Time to Book Cheap Flights
What to Expect From the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Set to Pummel the East Coast
25 Wild Facts About Alaska
Sit Down at a Periodic Table That Holds Samples of Every Element
The Fastest Way to Sync the Biggest Space Events of 2018 to Your Calendar
Meet Luciana, the New American Girl Doll Who Wants to Be an Astronaut
7 Hangover Cures Backed By Science
New Zealand Is Tired of Being Left Off World Maps—Including Its Own Government's
Study: Kids Who Read Harry Potter Grow Up to Be Better People
The Most Mysterious Thing About Edgar Allan Poe Might Be How He Died
The Surprising Ingredient to Make Your Pancakes Fluffier
Amazon Lets You Use Your Old Boxes to Ship Free Charitable Donations
Remembering West Point’s Eggnog Riot of 1826
These Stunning Gingerbread Houses Were Built By Professional Architects
France Hires Two Cats to Get Rid of Rats in Government Offices
After Going Silent in August, Big Ben's Bell Is Back for the Holidays
See How Sesame Street Puppeteers Bring Their Characters to Life
Here Are the Most Commonly Used Passwords of 2017
Italian Bakery Breaks Holiday Record With a 308-Pound Panettone
This Augmented-Reality App Makes the Hospital Experience Less Scary for Kids
62 Never-Before-Seen Nuclear Test Videos Have Been Uploaded to YouTube
Try to Solve This 'Cows and Chickens' Riddle Without Laughing
Alamo Drafthouse’s New Video Store Will Feature DVDs, VHS Tapes, and '90s Nostalgia
11 Gifts for the Puzzle Fanatic
Ötzi the Iceman Is the Star of a New Action Movie
8 Medieval Christmas Traditions to Liven Up Your Holiday Party
Newly Invented Glass Would Let Cracked Smartphone Screens "Heal" Themselves
California Just Issued a Health Warning for Cell Phones—But It's Not as Scary as It Seems
Can You Spot Every Architectural Reference in This 3D Puzzle?
Eco-Friendly Cruise Ship Design Includes Vertical Farms, Solar Sails, and a "Plant Kingdom"
Watch This Live Stream to See Two Rare Penguin Chicks Hatch From Their Eggs
Even in Real Time, the Northern Lights Look Like a Beautiful Timelapse
This Cuddly Robot Is Designed to Lull You to Sleep
This $20 Board Game From JetBlue Includes a Free, Round-Trip Flight
Climate Change Is Moving So Fast in Northern Alaska That It’s Confusing Computers


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