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.
Why Do Presidents Get Libraries?
Never-Ending Whirlpool Mesmerizes Visitors at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Route 66 Museum Opens in Abandoned Roadside Diner
Interactive Maps Show How Climate Change Will Impact Your Neighborhood
Cut-Out Curtain Design Fills Your Window With a Starry City Skyline
Why You Should Think Twice Before Allowing Apps to Access Your Microphone
Hershey’s ‘Flavors of America’ Line Features Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Cups and Strawberry Kit Kats
Why Do So Many Alien Planets in Movies Look the Same?
Keisari Brewery Debuts 1000-Pack of Beer at Finnish Supermarkets
Uber’s Flying Taxis Could Hit the Skies as Soon as 2020
A Visual Reminder That the Universe Is Really, Really Big
Tanks of Gel Make 3-D Printing Fast and Easy
Domino’s in Glasgow Adds Kilts as an Official Uniform
New Google Maps Feature Helps You Find Your Parked Car
How Slowing Down Helps Sloths Survive
French Painting Stolen by Nazis in WWII Finally Returned
How to Transform an IKEA Lamp Into a Personal Death Star
Norway’s Latest Slow TV Hit Is 168 Hours of Migrating Reindeer
Math and Nature Inspired This Artist's Mesmerizing Spiral Sculptures
Astro, an AI Email App, Is Here to Help You Finally Clean Out Your Inbox
Day One Users Can Now Turn Their Digital Journals Into Books
Why Are So Many Cartoon Characters Yellow?
Walmart Unveils the ‘Crotilla,' a Tortilla And Croissant Hybrid
Owner of Alleged 'Spite House' in London Allowed to Keep Her Paint Job
How 'The Great Stink' Infiltrated London in 1858
Architect Incorporates Concrete Emojis Into His Building Design
Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space
Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh
Interactive Map of San Francisco Matches Photos From the 1906 Earthquake to Modern Places
Social Media Can Push Runners to Improve Their Performance
Touchscreen-Controlled Chair Lets Disabled Toddlers Get Around
This Tiny West Virginia Town Is Bordered by Two States
Study Sheds Light on Why Salty Snacks Are So Addictive
Yosemite Falls Has Been Revived By the Drought-Ending Winter
How the Wild Cat Became a Beloved Family Pet
Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality
Let Steve Martin Teach You How to Be Funny
Unicorn Frappuccinos Spotted at Starbucks
A Villain-Themed Land Didn’t Make It Into Disney World
Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Minnesota Goes on Sale for the First Time Ever
Selfie-Takers Are Damaging California’s Super Bloom
Take a Rare Tour Inside a Massive Pipe Organ
Michelin-Starred Chef to Bring His Soup Kitchen Concept to the U.S.
NASA Puts the Planet Up for Adoption in Time for Earth Day
The Female Heroes of 'Star Wars' Are Getting Their Own Action Figure Line
17 Auction Items That Sold for Millions
Want Something? Asking in Person Is 34 Times More Effective Than Email
5 Times Student Newspapers Broke Big Stories
New York City Museum Seeks Funds to Open Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition
Jeff Koons Teams Up With Louis Vuitton to Create Art-Inspired Handbags


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