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.
Vermont and Maine Are Replacing Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day
Washington Is Set to Become the First State to Allow Human Composting
Connecticut Bill Will Make Baby Changing Tables Accessible to Both Women and Men
Notre-Dame's Rooftop Bees Survived the Historic Fire
Vlasic Is Working on Pickle Chips Made Entirely of Pickles
Middle School Student Discovers Megalodon Tooth Fossil on Spring Break
Attention Aspiring Astronauts: Arlo Skye Now Has Space-Themed Luggage
10 Ingenious Ways to Reuse K-Cups
The Eastern Hellbender Salamander, a.k.a. "Snot Otter," Is Named the Official State Amphibian of Pennsylvania
The 25 Happiest Cities in America
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Is the Best-Selling Book in France Right Now
Stonehenge Builders Likely Descended From Immigrants, Genetic Analysis Says
The Isle of Sark Needs a New Dairy Farmer, But You'll Have to Bring Your Own Cows
Microwave Your Food Safely With This Soft Silicone Lunch Box
10 Facts About High Blood Pressure
All National Parks Will Be Free to Visitors on April 20
Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral Was Saved from Total Devastation, According to Fire Officials
This E-Ink Android Tablet Feels Like Real Paper
The 20 Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America
A Blue Moon—May's Flower Moon—Is Coming Next Month
Harry Potter Fans Can Hop Aboard the Hogwarts Express for a Tour of the Scottish Countryside
The Joy of Breakfast: Bob Ross Cereal Is Here to Make Mornings a Little Happier
How Much a Pint of Beer Will Cost You Around the World
Beowulf Was Written By a Single Author, According to Computer Analysis
These Heated Plush Toys Are Designed to Soothe Anxious Pets
It's a Good Game, Brent: WeRateDogs Is Now a Card Game
Texas Is the Latest State to Bring Cursive Writing Back to Its School Curriculums
McFarlane Toys Gives Sneak Peek at New Harry Potter Action Figures
Sploot 101: 12 Animal Slang Words Every Pet Parent Should Know
What's the Difference Between Bugs and Insects?
Food for Fines: Libraries Across the Country Will Let You Pay Overdue Fees With Donated Food
Heinz Is Here to Ruin Easter With Cadbury Creme Egg Mayo
Artist Turns 5000 Marshmallow Peeps Into a Game of Thrones Dragon
25 Classic Books That Have Been Banned
Okilly Dokilly, a Ned Flanders-Inspired Metal Band, Just Made Their Simpsons Debut
The Entire Town of Story, Indiana—Population 3—Is For Sale
This Beetlejuice Candle Is the Perfect Accessory for Your Next Seance
Everything You Need to Know About Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's
How Queen Victoria Almost Learned the Ending to Charles Dickens's Unfinished 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
What to Know About Hedwig Kohn, the Subject of Today's Google Doodle
14 Fascinating Facts About Rabbits
How to Check the Status of Your Passport Application
'Uplift the Underdog' Contest Spotlights Senior Dogs and Other Overlooked Rescue Animals
You Can Book Bob Ross Painting Workshops Through Airbnb
Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: New Exhibition Exploring the Afterlife to Open at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery
Indiana School Is Making Sure No Kid Goes Home Hungry By Turning Leftover Food Into Take-Home Meals
7 Dramatic Facts About Bette Davis
This Is the Best Place to Sit in a Movie Theater
The Family of Julia, the First Sesame Street Character With Autism, to Debut For Autism Awareness Month
Print Story Books Encourage More Meaningful Interactions Between Kids and Parents


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