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.
Don't Be Fooled By Facebook's 'Secret Sister' Gift Exchange Scam, Authorities Warn
Stan Lee Column Calling Out the Dangers of Racism Resurfaces 50 Years Later
How to Relieve a Tension Headache in 10 Seconds, According to a Physical Therapist
How to Get 40 Percent Off Your Rental Car by Booking on Cyber Weekend
11 Things to Remember This Veterans Day
Up Your Turkey Game With This Simple Buttermilk Brine
Florida's Dog Racing Ban Means Thousands of Greyhounds Will Be Put Up for Adoption
Japan's Nutella Slot Machine Lets Players Win Different Flavor Combinations
8 Recipes to Make With Fruit and Vegetable Scraps
How to Make an Amazing Meatloaf in the Microwave in Less Than 30 Minutes
Cappuccino vs Latte: What's the Difference?
The Reason You Almost Never See Litter at Disney World
Facebook Messenger Is Giving You 10 Minutes to 'Unsend' That Message You Regret
The 10 Most Stressed-Out States in America
Does Hearing Christmas Music in Early November Enrage You? You're Not Alone
Antibodies in Llama Blood Might Eliminate the Need for Yearly Flu Shots
A Team of Young Women Wants to Send Kyrgyzstan's First Satellite to Space
This Lab-Grown Perfume is Made From an Extinct Flower
Where Do I Vote? The Simple Way to Find Your Polling Place in Every State
San Jose Is Paying People Without Homes More Than Minimum Wage to Beautify the City
This Abandoned Waterfront Village in New Zealand Can Be All Yours for $1.8 Million
This Mind-Bending Illusion Can Be Viewed Three Different Ways
12 Vintage Sandwiches You Can Make Today
How Karelian Bear Dogs Are Keeping Wildlife Out of Harm's Way
Your Showerhead Is Really Gross—and It Might Make You Sick
Mario Segale, Super Mario's Namesake, Has Passed Away at 84
Wisconsin Landlords Are DNA Testing Dog Poop to Catch Negligent Pet Owners
Some Flea and Tick Medications Are Causing Seizures In Cats and Dogs, the FDA Warns
Indiana Vending Machine Dispenses Clean Clothing and Blankets to People Without Homes
Amazon Echo Will Help You Vote This Election Day
Get Your Cat in Touch With Their Inner Ghostbuster With This Ghost Trap Feeder
America's 10 Spookiest Cities to Haunt this Halloween
Hundreds of Bibliophiles Formed a 'Human Chain' to Help a UK Shop Move 2000 Books to Its New Location
Polish Engineer Brings Obsolete Technology Back From the Dead to Play Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
20 Killer Words Every True Crime Buff Should Know
Human Activity Has Shrunk the World's Wildlife Populations by 60 Percent Since 1970
7 Tips for Staying Informed Without Experiencing Media Burnout
How Ouija Boards Went From Spiritualist Tool to Children's Toy
The 10 Most Reliable Cars, According to Consumer Reports
What Is Candy Corn Made Of?
Shirley Jackson's The Lottery Has Been Digitized for the First Time, 70 Years After it Was Published
Twitch Is Celebrating Bob Ross's Birthday With a 400-Plus-Episode The Joy of Painting Marathon
'Killer Queen' Photography Exhibition Celebrates the Life of Freddie Mercury
How You View This Optical Illusion Might Reveal Your Age
Does a Realtor Have to Disclose That a House Is Supposedly Haunted?
Someone (Unsuccessfully) Tried to Steal the Magna Carta
The Most Popular Medical-Themed Shows in Each State, Mapped
It's No Urban Legend: Disney World Is a Surprisingly Popular Place for People to Scatter Their Loved One's Ashes
Sahle-Work Zewde Named First Woman President of Ethiopia
Planters Is Now Making Peanut-Flavored Beer


A super-skimmable daily digest.