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.
Yayoi Kusama Balloon Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
When Edison Tried Besting Tesla With a "Spirit Phone"
Female Suffragette Statues Central Park
John Nash’s Nobel Prize Auctioned
Australia's Uluru Closing to Climbers
Firefighter Salaries By State
'Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas' Bret McKenzie Reboot
Whizzy the Geno's Cheesesteak: Philadelphia's New Mascot
Shipwreck From 17th Century Recreated in VR
Golden Girls Prayer Candles Are Here
Meet the World’s Oldest Sloth
Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Today
Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
Why We Eat Candy on Halloween
Most Expensive City in the World
Space Camp Facts
Phone Scam Asks for Bank PIN
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 1st Edition Sold
Cement vs. Concrete: What's the Difference?
Alaska's ‘Fat Bear Week’ Winner Announced
Gifts for Horror Lovers
Simone Biles: Most Decorated Female Gymnast in History
You Can Rent a ‘Lisa Frank Flat’ in Los Angeles on Hotels.com
A Full Beaver Moon Is Coming
Complete Your Stranger Things Halloween Look With This Demogorgon Costume
Why McDonald’s Doesn’t Sell McRibs Year-Round
How 'Nosferatu' Plagiarized 'Dracula'
Farm 'Sculpts' Trees Into Furniture
Why Do You Stop Feeling Tired Once You Climb Into Bed?
‘Legally Haunted’ House Selling for $1.9 Million
Trader Joe's Has an Advent Calendar for Cats
The Best Sleeping Position, According to Experts
Woman Eats 50 Slices of Pumpkin Pie in 10 Minutes, Sets New Record
11 Facts About 'Hereditary'
Viking Graveyard Found in Norway
Kale Candy Canes Are Here
5 Semi-Wild Dogs From Around the World
‘Nerdwax’ Keeps Your Glasses From Sliding Down Your Nose
Vegan Disney World Guests Now Have 400 New Menu Items to Choose From
Want to Dress Like Moira Rose? Schitt's Creek Is Selling Its Wardrobe for Charity
Venus Flytraps in Peril: Why Everyone's Favorite Carnivorous Houseplant Is Under Threat
10 Facts You Should Know About Epilepsy
Fancy Tea Bags Could Be Contaminating Your Cup With Billions of Microplastics
EatStreet Is Hiring a ‘Curd Nerd’ to Travel Wisconsin in Search of the Best Cheese Curds
Atlanta's Doll's Head Trail May Be the Creepiest Hike in the Country
Pottery Barn Is Launching a Harry Potter Holiday Collection
11 Secrets of Lexicographers
Hot Tip: You Can Buy Booze at Costco and Sam’s Club Without a Membership
This Modular, Magnetic Spice Rack Helps You Organize Your Spices by Cuisine for Easier Cooking
Labradoodle 'Inventor' Calls the Crossbreed His Biggest Regret
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