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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To Kill a Mockingbird Named America's Favorite Novel
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The Most Popular Horror Movie in Each State
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12 Facts About Fibromyalgia
Climate Change Is Threatening Nearly All UNESCO Sites Around the Mediterranean
This Allegedly Haunted House Came From a Sears Catalog
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10 Surprising Uses for Cotton Swabs
The Legend of Cry Baby Lane: The Lost Nickelodeon Movie That Was Too Scary for TV
What's the Difference Between Straw and Hay?
This Smart Mug Alerts You When You've Had Too Much Caffeine
What You Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis, the Polio-Like Disease That's Spreading in Kids
Home of John Proctor, Salem Witch Trials Victim, Hits the Market in Massachusetts
A Nursing Home in China Offers Recent Grads Cheap Rent in Return for Spending Time With Seniors
Florida Waffle House Is Giving Away Free Food to Hurricane Michael Victims
Duolingo Adds Two Endangered Languages to Course Offerings
Each State's Favorite Celebrity Chef
How to Watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Other 'Treasures From the Disney Vault'
Google Translate Now Lets Your Smartphone's Camera Read 13 More Languages in Real Time
A Finnish Tourism Company Is Hiring Professional Christmas Elves
Mountable Laserlight Projector Creates a Personal Bike Lane for Cyclists
Website Lets You Report Individuals Affected by Hurricane Michael to Search-and-Rescue Teams
Europe's First Underwater Restaurant Is Now Taking Reservations
Amsterdam Is Home to a Houseboat Full of Cats—and You Can Pet Them All
Daniel Radcliffe Played Fact-Checker at The New Yorker to Prepare for New Role
Switzerland's Smallest Town May Soon Become a Sprawling Hotel
25 Off-Color New Words Just Added to the Oxford English Dictionary
The Latest Roomba Vacuum Will Even Empty Its Own Dust Bin
JK Rowling's Newest Obsession? A Teenager's 350-Year-Old Math Notebook
Uber Is Offering Voters Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day
Cottingley Fairy Photos That Fooled Arthur Conan Doyle Sold for More Than $26,000
This Toaster Burns Bob Ross's Face and Iconic Perm Onto Your Breakfast
Step Up Your Baking Game With This Super-Easy Homemade Pie Crust
12 Secrets of Corn Maze Designers
Ohio Nurse Collects Barely Worn Hospital Socks for the Homeless
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