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.
New York City Museum Seeks Funds to Open Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition
Jeff Koons Teams Up With Louis Vuitton to Create Art-Inspired Handbags
Percy Fawcett’s Doomed Search for the Lost City of Z
Glass-Bottomed "Sky Pool" in Houston Hangs 500 Feet Above Street Level
Restoration of Old Army Tank Turns Up $2.5 Million in Gold
Coffee Table Recreates 'Pong' in Real Life
Exploding Moth Populations Threaten England's Historic Sites
Croatian Winery Ages Its Beverages at the Bottom of a Bay
Why Blue Jeans Don’t Have a Rivet in the Crotch
Sound-Absorbing Art Installation Offers Visitors Almost Total Silence
'The Blair Witch Project' Wasn't Supposed to End That Way
Google Is Using Snopes and PolitiFact to Fact-Check Fake News
Transport Your iPhone to the 1980s With This Retro Mac Case
Which Are the Least Stressed-Out States in America? Check This Map
Norway Proposes Plan to Build the World’s First Ship Tunnel
Wake Up to the Taste of Cap’n Crunch-Infused Beer
Want to Become a Doctor? Here are the Specialties That Earn the Most Money
New Clothing Line Celebrates 50 Years of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Researchers Map the Emotions of Fictional London
Oak That Sheltered Jewish Brothers During WWII Is Europe's Tree of the Year
Medical Center for New Moms Aims to Treat Postpartum Depression
Artist Redesigns a Different Movie Poster Every Day for a Year
3D Printer for Knitting Lets You Make a Sweater Without Picking Up Needles
The Queen Never Goes Anywhere Without Her Favorite Cake
What an Interview Coach Can Teach You About Landing Your Dream Job
7 Characters That Didn’t Make It Into the Harry Potter Books
The Relationship Between Diet and Brain Performance
Here’s How Many Books You Can Expect to Read Before You Die
How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund Online
How China Uses Its Pandas as Diplomacy Tools
Aerospace Company Wants to Fight Hunger With Edible Drones
Watch the Earliest Known Color Footage of the White House
Donut Shop Puts a Tasty Spin on Nostalgic Snacks
Germany Is Converting a Coal Mine Into a 'Battery' for Renewable Energy
Boston Public Schools Are Adopting a More Accurate World Map
A Vacation Home Company Is Hiring Someone to Travel the World in Luxury
Visitors to LEGOLAND Japan Can Eat LEGO-Shaped French Fries
Mobile Game From Merriam-Webster Tests Your Dictionary Knowledge
Here Are the Most Popular Disney Princesses in Each State
Hear International Car Names Pronounced by Native Speakers
Iceland Considers Taxes to Deter Floods of Tourists
'Americanah' Named First Pick for New York City’s Book Club
Dallas Bookstore Gets People to Read Literature by Turning It Into Clickbait
The CIA Uses Board Games as Training Tools
Guests at This Japanese Resort Can Soak in Pancake-Scented Hot Tubs
This Smart Wall Calendar Looks Like Paper and Acts Like an App
Heroic Pet Store Employee Builds ‘Wheelchair’ to Keep a Goldfish Afloat
Online Dictionary Uses Simple Analogies to Decode Tech Jargon
German Lawmakers Want to Fine Social Media Sites for Ignoring Hate Speech
'Serial' Creators Announce Release Date for 'S-Town,' Their New Murder Mystery Podcast


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