Michele Debczak

Michele Debczak is a Senior Staff Writer for Mental Floss. Some of her favorite subjects include defunct theme park rides, weird-looking sea creatures, and fast food history. When she's not writing, she's probably watching Bon Appetit test kitchen videos or reading about unsolved mysteries on Wikipedia.
10 Facts About Phở
Why You See Salt Storage Domes on the Side of the Road
Why You Should Never Let Dirty Dishes Soak in the Sink
Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs: What’s the Difference?
The Only Footage of Anne Frank in Existence
Make a Whipped Coffee Drink at Home With Three Ingredients
Cascatelli, New Pasta Shape, May Change Dinner Forever
A Brief History of Beer
Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lantern
17 Facts About 17-Year Cicadas
Allegedly Haunted Old Gilchrist County Jail in Florida Is For Sale
The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower Will Be Visible in May 2021
Lining Flower Pots With Coffee Filters Can Help Keep Plants Alive
The Meaning Behind Your Dog's Yawn
The Cheapest Restaurants With Michelin Stars, Mapped
This AI Machine Was Trained to Compliment Dogs
Herbal Tea Is Not Actually Tea
How Do You Get an Acquired Taste?
7-Eleven's Peeps Lattes Are Available for a Limited Time
Why You Shouldn't Pump Gas With the Car On
Memorial Day 2021: What's Open? What's Closed?
The Most Popular Easter Candies and Treats in the U.S.
Active Volcano in Iceland Inspires Scientists to Cook Hot Dogs on Lava
Explore Culinary Terms and Their Historical Origins
One of the Hottest Hot Sauces Is Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9
11 Secrets of LEGO Designers
A Puppy's Paws May Indicate How Big It Will Grow to Be
Colma, California, Is Home to More Graves Than People
'Jim Henson’s Predator' Starring Kermit Is the Crossover We All Need
Murphy-Goode Winery's Dream Job in California Pays $10,000 a Month
A Pink Super Moon Will Light Up the Night Sky in April
New Star Trek Funko Pop! Figures Are Available for Pre-Order
Dog Crocs Are the Novelty Shoe Your Pet Needs
The Lines on Basketballs Are There for a Reason
'Cats' Named the Worst Movie of the 2010s
Albert Einstein Explains His Theory of Relativity in Historic Footage
German Words That Sum Up Life in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dog Breeds Americans Loved Most in 2020
The Oscar Speech That Inspired the Academy to Set Time Limits
The Stories Behind 15 Pasta Shapes
A Walrus Was Spotted in Ireland for the Very First Time
The Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Coming in April 2021
Why Do Dogs Like Squeaking Toys?
Unique Dinosaur Nest Fossil Discovered in China
The 'Cocaine Bear' Movie Is Based on the True Story of Andrew Thornton
11 Retro TV Shows Made to Sell Toys
Cool Facts About Dairy Queen Blizzards
Luckiest States in the U.S., Based on Lottery Winners and More
Learn About Ramen at the Cup Noodles Museum in Japan
Famous Commercial Jingles You're Most Likely to Remember
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