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.
The Shortest Street in the World Is in Wick, Scotland
This Alternative to Snow-Shoveling Is Fast and Easy
The Trick for Baking a Perfect, Golden Pie Crust
The Pacific Ocean Is Bigger Than You Think
A Brief History of Nachos
These Are the First and Last Countries to Celebrate the New Year
How to Clean Your Video Game Controller Safely
Famous Cryptids From Every Country, Mapped
How to Open Key Rings With a Simple Hack
America’s Worst Drivers Live in These 20 Cities
The Liberty Bell's Typo Is Easy to Miss
Learn About Fruitcake's Strange, Enduring History
The Peppermint Pig is One of the Most Unusual Christmas Traditions
Mercury's Greatest Eastern Elongation Is Coming in January 2021
First Ladies of the United States: New Book Examines Their Role
Best Family-Focused Charities to Donate to in 2020
Remembering Sudan, the World's Last Male Northern White Rhino
Find All 10 Christmas Movies Hidden in This Image
A Dumpster Fire Ornament Is the Perfect Symbol of 2020
You Can Donate Your Old Stamps to Charity
11 Gifts for the Lazy Gourmand
Popular Netflix Series People Watched in 2020
Find Rudolph in This Hidden Picture Puzzle
Know These Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2020
Christmas Trees Are Going Fast, So Buy Yours Now
Why Dogs Have Whiskers
When Should You Replace Your Face Mask?
Turkey Replaces Traffic Tickets in Chesapeake, Virginia
The National Museum of Women in the Arts Is Looking to Share Your Family Recipes
A-ha’s ‘Take on Me’ Perfectly Syncs With California Christmas Light Display
Pantone Picks Two Colors of the Year: Yellow and Gray
The LEGO Store Will Tell You When a Sold-Out Set Is Back
How to Stream the 2020 Total Solar Eclipse
High School Grocery Store Gives Students What They Need
Sugar Plums: Their Surprising Origins, Explained
What Is a Bomb Cyclone?
Baby Yoda's Blue Cookies Have a Recipe
Frosty the Snowman Is Evil, According to Fan Theory
Tricky Brain Teaser Is Hiding a Doe Among Stags
3D Star Map Shows the Milky Way in Incredible Detail
Surprising Facts About Samuel L. Jackson
You Can Buy a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine This December
Why McDonald’s Doesn’t Sell McRibs Year-Round
Meet the Zoom Santas Doing Virtual Meetings in 2020
Why Do Cats Throw Up So Often?
Make the Royal Family's Traditional Christmas Pudding At Home
Simple Trick to Keep Apple Slices From Turning Brown
Find Kevin's Traps in This 'Home Alone' House Map
These Soda Candles Will Make Your Home Smell Refreshing
How Much Is the Earth Worth?
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