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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.
News
'Serial' Creators Announce Release Date for 'S-Town,' Their New Murder Mystery Podcast
Travel
The World’s Most Difficult (and Impossible) Places to Reach
Booze
Former Castle of Guinness Beer Heiress for Sale in Ireland
Sports
'Longest Hockey Game Ever' Ends in Eighth Overtime
Movies
Meet the Actor Who Brought Godzilla to Life
Books
The Unpublished Manuscripts of 7 Famous Authors
Pretty Pictures
Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California
Travel
7 Whispering Galleries From Around the World You Can Visit
Live Smarter
American Library Association Updates Its CRAAP Test for Spotting Fake News
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
3200-Year-Old Statues of Pharaohs Unearthed in Cairo
Art
Watch an Artist Recreate Cosmic Radiation With Sand
Booze
Starbucks Experiments With Whiskey Barrel-Aged Coffee
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Danish Teen Uncovers Remains of WWII Plane and Its Pilot in His Backyard
Travel
The Evolution of Tourist Destinations Around the World
Technology
Former Tesla Engineer Develops Exoskeleton to Help a Friend Move Again
List
10 Great Things Invented by Working Moms
Live Smarter
Iceland to Become First Nation to Require Proof of Equal Pay for Equal Work
Videos
Unwind With Footage of a Master Woodworker in Action
Museums
Women Can Visit Italy’s Museums for Free on International Women’s Day
Animals
Scientists Capture First Underwater Footage of Rare Beaked Whales
Books
High School Teacher's Theory Frames 'The Wizard of Oz' as a Political Parable
Video Games
You Can Now Experience 'Walden' as a Video Game
Language
Cursive Is Regaining Popularity in U.S. Schools
Animals
See What Goes on Inside the Robot Animals That Spy on Wildlife
Fun
Face Your Fears by Pummeling a Horror Movie Villain Piñata
List
11 Well-Read Facts About the Library of Congress
Books
Researchers Want to Recreate What a New York Library Smelled Like in 1906
Live Smarter
Americans Traveling to Europe This Summer May Need a Visa
TV
'Sesame Street' Writing Fellowship Shines a Spotlight on Diversity
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
ISIS Destruction in Iraq Reveals 2700-Year-Old Palace
Pizza
Pizza Hut's 'Pie Top' Sneakers Will Order a Pizza for You
Movies
Early 'Toy Story' Demo Features Billy Crystal as Buzz Lightyear
Live Smarter
Follow These Tips to Make the Most of Your Practice Time
Medicine
A Sample of the Original Penicillin Mold Sold at Auction for $14,751
Music
Amazing Cover Gives Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' a Jazz Makeover
Video Games
81-Year-Old Woman Develops Mobile Game Based on Japanese Holiday
Fun
A Margaritaville-Themed Retirement Community is Coming to Florida
Food
Explore the Origins of French Cuisine With This 200-Year-Old Map
Space
SpaceX Is Sending Two Private Citizens Around the Moon
Dinosaurs
Interactive Map Plots Where Every Known Fossil Was Discovered
Movies
Who’s Really to Blame for Last Night’s Oscar Debacle?
Design
Take a Virtual Tour of Queen Mary’s Dollhouse
Museums
A Ninja Museum Is Coming to Japan
Technology
Wikipedia Bots Wage Editing Wars That Last for Years
Live Smarter
Millennials Aren’t Job-Hopping—And It’s Costing Them
Music
London’s Jewish Museum to Host an Amy Winehouse Exhibition and Art Trail
Travel
You Can Win Two Free Nights in Austin’s Human-Sized Birdhouse
TV
'Bob’s Burgers' Is Releasing a 112-Song Album This Spring
Videos
Indian School Specializes in Educating Elderly Women
Live Smarter
Average Life Expectancy Set to Break 90 in Parts of the World by 2030
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