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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.
Animals
How Slowing Down Helps Sloths Survive
News
French Painting Stolen by Nazis in WWII Finally Returned
Design
How to Transform an IKEA Lamp Into a Personal Death Star
News
Norway’s Latest Slow TV Hit Is 168 Hours of Migrating Reindeer
Art
Math and Nature Inspired This Artist's Mesmerizing Spiral Sculptures
Live Smarter
Astro, an AI Email App, Is Here to Help You Finally Clean Out Your Inbox
Design
Day One Users Can Now Turn Their Digital Journals Into Books
Big Question
Why Are So Many Cartoon Characters Yellow?
Live Smarter
7 Expert-Approved Ways to Write a Better To-Do List
Food
Walmart Unveils the ‘Crotilla,' a Tortilla And Croissant Hybrid
News
Owner of Alleged 'Spite House' in London Allowed to Keep Her Paint Job
History
How 'The Great Stink' Infiltrated London in 1858
Architecture
Architect Incorporates Concrete Emojis Into His Building Design
News
Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space
Design
Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh
History
Interactive Map of San Francisco Matches Photos From the 1906 Earthquake to Modern Places
Live Smarter
Social Media Can Push Runners to Improve Their Performance
Technology
Touchscreen-Controlled Chair Lets Disabled Toddlers Get Around
Geography
This Tiny West Virginia Town Is Bordered by Two States
Live Smarter
Study Sheds Light on Why Salty Snacks Are So Addictive
Travel
Yosemite Falls Has Been Revived By the Drought-Ending Winter
Animals
How the Wild Cat Became a Beloved Family Pet
News
Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality
Fun
Let Steve Martin Teach You How to Be Funny
Food
Unicorn Frappuccinos Spotted at Starbucks
Fun
A Villain-Themed Land Didn’t Make It Into Disney World
Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Minnesota Goes on Sale for the First Time Ever
News
Selfie-Takers Are Damaging California’s Super Bloom
Music
Take a Rare Tour Inside a Massive Pipe Organ
Food
Michelin-Starred Chef to Bring His Soup Kitchen Concept to the U.S.
Space
NASA Puts the Planet Up for Adoption in Time for Earth Day
Movies
The Female Heroes of 'Star Wars' Are Getting Their Own Action Figure Line
Infographic
17 Auction Items That Sold for Millions
Live Smarter
Want Something? Asking in Person Is 34 Times More Effective Than Email
List
5 Times Student Newspapers Broke Big Stories
Museums
New York City Museum Seeks Funds to Open Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition
Art
Jeff Koons Teams Up With Louis Vuitton to Create Art-Inspired Handbags
History
Percy Fawcett’s Doomed Search for the Lost City of Z
Architecture
Glass-Bottomed "Sky Pool" in Houston Hangs 500 Feet Above Street Level
News
Restoration of Old Army Tank Turns Up $2.5 Million in Gold
Design
Coffee Table Recreates 'Pong' in Real Life
Animals
Exploding Moth Populations Threaten England's Historic Sites
Booze
Croatian Winery Ages Its Beverages at the Bottom of a Bay
Design
Why Blue Jeans Don’t Have a Rivet in the Crotch
Art
Sound-Absorbing Art Installation Offers Visitors Almost Total Silence
Movies
'The Blair Witch Project' Wasn't Supposed to End That Way
Live Smarter
Google Is Using Snopes and PolitiFact to Fact-Check Fake News
Design
Transport Your iPhone to the 1980s With This Retro Mac Case
Afternoon Map
Which Are the Least Stressed-Out States in America? Check This Map
Travel
Norway Proposes Plan to Build the World’s First Ship Tunnel
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