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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.
List
10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias
Architecture
Frank Gehry Is Teaching an Online Course in Architecture
Movies
Watch a Supercut of Every Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects
Food
Michelin Guide Mistakenly Awards Star to Humble French Cafe
Weird
Family Cracks Open Chicken Egg to Find Another Egg Inside
Videos
Here's How Far You'd Have to Go Back For English to Stop Making Sense
History
Help Digitize History by Transcribing World War I-Era Love Letters
Live Smarter
Most College-Bound Seniors Know ‘Literally Nothing’ About Paying Off Student Loans
Movies
Pixar Rolls Out Free Online Storytelling Course
Architecture
Dubai May Soon Be Home to the World’s First 'Rotating Skyscraper'
Live Smarter
7 Tips for Staying Informed Without Experiencing Media Burnout
Design
McDonald’s Engineers a New Type of Straw for Slurping Shamrock Shakes
Space
NASA Announces Winners of the 'Space Poop Challenge'
Animals
Wanted: Information Regarding a German Zoo’s Stolen Penguin
Live Smarter
Millennials, Not Teens, Are the Most Dangerous Drivers
List
10 Weird and Wonderful Personal Collections
Movies
Moviegoers Can Catch Free Screenings of ‘Hidden Figures’ This Weekend
Art
How One Artist Is Using Mirrors to Create Perception-Shifting 'Infinity Boxes'
Architecture
Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets Was Built to Resemble Ruins
Food
Starbucks is Bringing Ice Cream to More Than 100 Locations in the U.S.
Technology
The Early 2000s-Era Nokia 3310 May Be Returning to Stores
Space
Photographer Creates Detailed Exoplanets Out of Styrofoam
Movies
Watch Clips From 47 Oscar-Nominated Films in One Three-Minute Video
Technology
The Pentagon Is Paying Hackers to Infiltrate Its Systems
Books
Libraries Across the Country Are Dumping Late Fees
Big Question
Why Do Some Sections of Sidewalk Have Bumps?
List
9 Victorian Hobbies That Seem Weird Today
Live Smarter
How to Get the Biggest Reimbursement for a Canceled Flight
Space
Astronaut Records Elusive 'Blue Jet' Lightning From Space
Travel
Tour the World From Home With This Epic Google Earth Hyperlapse
Books
New York Is Launching a Citywide Book Club
Technology
You Can Now Check Facebook for the Latest Weather Forecasts
Pizza
Domino’s Launches a Wedding Registry for Pizza-Loving Couples
Live Smarter
Inflexible Schedules Can Keep Women From Working—This Job Site Aims to Change That
Words
30 of the New Words Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Math
Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map
Architecture
A 'Vertical Forest' Is Coming to China
Art
Human Zoetrope? How One Man's Ring of Tattoos Transforms Into an Animation
Weird
This Restaurant Is Located in an Indoor Diving Pool
History
Researchers Rebuild Old Tech to Play Lost Recordings of Holocaust Survivors
Booze
You Can Buy Wine Made From the Queen’s Royal Vineyard
Live Smarter
How Many Hours Will You Need to Work to Afford That Expensive Thing You Want?
Architecture
This Restaurant Is Embedded Into Italy's Dolomites Mountain Range
Live Smarter
Weddings Are Getting Smaller—And More Expensive
Animals
Annie’s Homegrown Is Streaming the First Annual Bunny Bowl
Art
A Hayao Miyazaki-Inspired Art Show Is Coming to San Francisco
History
The Library of Congress Sigmund Freud Collection Is Now Available Online
Fun
Write a Stellar 200-Word Essay and You Could Win a North Carolina Farm
Live Smarter
This Gadget Lets You Check If You Left the Stove On From Your Phone
List
11 Sweet Facts About Cadbury
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