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.
This Sound-Tracking System Is Like a 'Smoke Detector for Noise'
These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day
Uncovered WWII Blueprints Could Be Used to Restore a Mosquito Plane
Follow a Kayaker Through an Abandoned Shipwreck
How Many Dimensions Are There?
Manage Your Stress Levels With This Heart Rate–Measuring App
Can You See the Parallel Stripes in This Optical Illusion?
9-Year-Old Starts Initiative to Help Protect America’s National Monuments
20 People You Didn't Know Were Southpaws
Attention Moscow Mule Fans: Those Copper Mugs May Pose a Serious Health Threat
Sign Up for Free Livestreams from Space Telescopes Just in Time for the Solar Eclipse
World’s Biggest Bounce Castle Launches U.S. Tour
The True Identity of Jack the Ripper May Have Just Been Confirmed
This Interactive Periodic Table Features a Haiku for Each Element
Hacked Rotary Phone Demonstrates How the Internet Works
The U.S. Government Is Auctioning Off Six Historic Lighthouses
Reduce Your Environmental Impact With This Carbon Footprint Calculator
This AI Program Was Designed to Pick Names for Craft Beers
The Maine Farm That Inspired ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Is Up for Sale
Archaeologists Uncover 'Little Pompeii' Buried Beneath Ash in France
Clever GIFs Show Subway Maps Compared to Their Actual Geography
Job Alert! NASA Is Hiring a 'Planetary Protection Officer'
Here Are the Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance
MIT Develops Robot Jewelry That Crawls Over Your Body
Telegraph From the Lusitania Has Been Recovered From the Ocean Floor
How to Get a Free Macchiato at Starbucks This Week
You Can Now View a 3D Model of the Rosetta Stone Online
World’s Smallest Hotel Was Built Because of an Old Marriage Law
'Super Mario Bros.' Cartridge in Original Packaging Sells for More Than $30,000
LEGO Hacker Uses Blocks to Build Retro Desk Sets
The Tricky Ways Viruses Can Spread So Quickly
Photograph Captures the Dazzling Hues of the 'Rainbow Star'
The One Word You Can't Say on 'Star Trek'
Giant Baking-Soda-and-Vinegar Volcano Tops Any Science Fair Project
Traveling Auschwitz Museum Exhibition Heads to North America
Hot Pie From 'Game of Thrones' Opened a Real-Life Bakery in London
Check Out This Online Database to See Which Chemicals Are in Your Tap Water
Neil deGrasse Tyson Recruits George R.R. Martin to Work on His New Video Game
Take a Look Inside the 1987 Consumer Electronics Show
Scientists Think They Know What Causes Trypophobia
Study Suggests There's Water Beneath the Moon's Surface
How the U-2 Aircraft Made Area 51 Synonymous With UFOs
Scientists Are Working on a Way to Treat Eye Floaters With Lasers
The End Is Near for Microsoft Paint
NASA Is Posting Hundreds of Retro Flight Research Videos on YouTube
Why Male Hyenas Have It Worse Than Females
You’ve Been Eating Corn on the Cob All Wrong
New Website Helps You Track Down the U.S. Streets That Share Your Name
Google Street View Now Lets You Explore the International Space Station
Here’s Why Bells Are Always Ringing in Trader Joe’s
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