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.
Here’s Why Bells Are Always Ringing in Trader Joe’s
AI Algorithm Tells You the Ingredients in Your Meal Based on a Picture
'Dungeons & Dragons' Gets a Digital Makeover
Artist Makes Colorful Prints From 1990s VHS Tapes
Sponge-Like Debris Is Washing Up on France’s Beaches, and No One Knows What It Is
Lost Gustav Holst Music Found in a New Zealand Symphony Archive
Scientists Study the Starling Invasion Unleashed on America by a Shakespeare Fan
This Is What Flowers Look Like When Photographed With an X-Ray Machine
The Brain Chemistry Behind Your Caffeine Boost
Climate Change Could Resurrect the Dust Bowl
Melting Glacier Reveals Bodies of Swiss Couple Missing Since 1942
Seeing the Hidden Oil Patterns on Bowling Lanes Can Improve Your Game
This Artist Carves Avocado Pits Into Lifelike Figurines
A Chicago Library Needs Help Transcribing 17th-Century Spellbooks
This Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How We Regularly Interact With Each Element
This ID Wristband Stores Live-Saving Medical Information in the Cloud
Lost Maurice Sendak Book Uncovered From the Author’s Archives
If You’ve Ever Seen a Ghost, Science May Explain Why
Language App Can Now Help You Learn High Valyrian From Game of Thrones
London Unveils New Electric-Powered Black Cabs
The Reason Police Officers Tap Your Taillight When They Pull You Over
Adidas Collaborates With Artists to Create Sneakers for All 50 States
San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art Will Text You Art on Demand
Unwind With Some Live-Streamed Puffin Footage
This Clothing Line Is Designed to Stretch With Kids as They Grow
AI Tool From West Elm Suggests Furniture to Match Your Pinterest Tastes
The World’s First ‘Flying Car’ Goes Up For Sale on eBay
Grow Produce at Home With This Open-Source Fish Tank
London Underground Map Gets a Redesign to Help Riders With Anxiety
Marrs Green Named World’s Favorite Color
This Elevator Alternative Would Let You Bike Up Skyscrapers
What the First Mars Colonists Should Expect From the Journey
New Evidence Supports Theory That Amelia Earhart Died in Japanese Captivity
How Al Capone Gave Us the Term ‘Money Laundering’
Charles Dickens, Part-Time Mesmerist
Welcome to the Dull Men’s Club, a Group Dedicated to the Blander Things in Life
Why Certain Airplane Seats Have a Triangle Above Them
How a Squishy Worm Robot Could Improve Colonoscopies
This Sand-Resistant Towel Is Essential for Your Next Beach Trip
Look Back at 50 Years of New York Cinema Packed Into 4 Minutes
Madrid is Now Home to Spain’s First Nap Cafe
It’s Illegal to Own Only One Guinea Pig in Switzerland
Interactive Silicone Bowls Encourage You to Play With Your Food
Rental Furniture Company Offers Hip Design With Low Commitment
You Can Buy Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s Childhood Home for $50 Million
Can You Solve This Fish Riddle?
What the New 'Star Wars Trailer' Looks Like Remade With 1984 Technology
There’s a $1 Million Bounty on Bigfoot in Pennsylvania
Host a Barbecue Wherever You Go With This Portable Grill
This $300 Hoodie Is Designed to Outlive You


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