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.
This Fire Hydrant Provides Free Drinking Water to Dogs and People
There's an Ideal Time to Grocery Shop If You Want to Avoid Lines and Save Money
Attention Simpsons Fans: A Real-Life Kwik-E-Mart Just Opened in South Carolina
Has Your Blue Cheese Gone Bad? Here's a Simple Way to Tell
Thick Arctic Sea Ice Near Greenland Has Broken Up for the First Time in History
Students Without Access to Laundry Machines Can Wash Clothes for Free at This High School
Canada Is Building the World's Fastest, Tallest, and Longest Dive Roller Coaster
Does Washing Your Fruit and Vegetables Really Do Anything?
Jurassic Park Is Returning to Theaters for Three Nights Only for Its 25th Anniversary
Netflix Is Testing Commercials, and Subscribers Aren't Happy
A Low-Carb Diet Could Shorten Your Lifespan
Ocean Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau's Tips for Dealing With Seasickness
The First Generic EpiPen Just Received FDA Approval
Get Paid to Write Dirty Jokes for Cards Against Humanity
Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Coming to a Girl Scout Troop Near You
Nearly $100,000 in Instant Ramen Was Stolen in Georgia Noodle Heist
World's First Graphene Jacket Promises to Repel Bacteria and Moisture and Absorb Heat—All for $695
How 'Leaning In' to Anxiety Can Help You Deal With a Panic Attack
Paris Responds to Its Public Urination Problem By Installing Open-Air Urinals
Trulia Now Makes Browsing Neighborhoods as Easy as Browsing Homes
Watch the Museum of London's Fatberg Sweat and Grow Mold in Real Time
A Team of Cigarette Butt-Collecting Birds Are Keeping a French Theme Park Litter-Free
Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Uses a $5 Tool to Clean His Grill
How You Can Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles to Help Reunite Separated Families
You've Been Using Your Can Opener Wrong
How to Rig Your Android Phone to Play Old Floppy Disk Games
Hong Kong's Peculiar Architecture Can Be Explained by Feng Shui
Want to Get a Free Hotel Room? Plan a Stopover
Animal Sanctuary on the Greek Island of Syros Wants to Pay You to Take Care of 55 Cats
The Blue Light Emanating From Your Smartphone Could Ruin Your Eyes
This High-Tech Rubik's Cube Lets You Compete With Friends Around the World
National WWII Museum and Arizona State University Have Teamed Up to Offer a World War II Master's Degree Program
Marie Curie Has Been Declared the Most Influential Woman in History
How Google Maps Typos Grow Into Real Neighborhood Names
A Leonardo da Vinci Scholar Says He Knows the True Painter of the $450 Million 'Salvator Mundi'
Attention Parents: Crayons Sold at Dollar Tree and Amazon May Contain Asbestos
Kellogg's Releases Braille and Audio Lunch Box Notes for Visually Impaired Kids
Attention Nintendo Fans: You're Pronouncing 'NES' All Wrong
Dream Job Alert: Ferrero Is Hiring 60 People to Taste Nutella in Italy
Want to Take Better Care of Your Contacts? The CDC Is Hosting a Facebook Live Discussion with Tips
How Makeup Artists Transformed Heath Ledger Into The Joker in 'The Dark Knight'
62 Years After It Was Written, a Hemingway Story Gets Published for the First Time
Etihad Airways Adds In-Flight Nurses to Its Services for Travelers With Medical Conditions
This Saddle-Shaped School Chair Encourages Kids to Sit Up Straight and Pay Attention
Cheap, Simple, Eco-Friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer
Are Dogs Empathetic? It Depends on the Individual Dog
10 Resonant Facts About the Liberty Bell
Funko's Launching New The Nightmare Before Christmas Toys for the Film's 25th Anniversary
9 Myths About Bed Bugs, Debunked
Mild Dehydration Could Mess Up Your Concentration


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