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.
Pangolins Are Now Protected By the World’s Strictest Trade Laws
Thai Developer Transforms Urban Spaces Into Unconventional Football Fields
George Takei Donates Art and 'Star Trek' Memorabilia to L.A. Museum
Japan Prepares for Halloween With Black Garlic Doritos
Solar Tree Generates Enough Energy to Light Five Houses
The Type of Account You Choose Matters When Saving for College
Red Robin Unveils Pineapple Teriyaki Burger-Flavored Beer
Memorial to Fake Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack Appears in NYC
Germany Prepares to Launch World’s First Hydrogen Passenger Train
Invasive Comb Jellies Crowd the Adriatic Sea
This Airport Pod Is Designed for Catching Sleep Between Flights
Aerial Drone Footage Takes Viewers Soaring Above Versailles
Baltimore Elementary School Replaces Detention With Meditation
Food Waste Supermarket Opens in the UK
Lack of Paid Leave Costs Americans $20.6 Billion a Year
Scientists Record Fish Singing a Dawn Chorus Like Birds
Twinkling Star Chart Skirt Lets You Wear the Night Sky
Uber Drivers in China Are Using Ghoulish Pictures to Scare Away Passengers
What Are Toxins?
New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books
Researchers Built a Solar Simulator That Shines Brighter Than 20,000 Suns
Conservationist Recruits RC Cars to Protect the Desert Tortoise
Scientists Decipher Charred Biblical Scroll Using 'Virtual Unwrapping'
You Can Turn Your Deleted Food Photos Into Real Meals for the Hungry
Art Exhibit in San Francisco Is Meant to Simulate Synesthesia
10 Eye-Popping Facts About Mantis Shrimp
Scaly ‘Dragon’ Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Warm All Winter Long
AAA Urges Americans to Stop Wasting Money on Premium Gas
Leak Reveals That North Korea Only Has 28 Websites
Newsletter Alerts You to the Asteroid Flybys Happening Almost Daily
The Longest Lightning Bolt Ever Recorded Stretched 200 Miles
Feral Cats Are Key Contributors to the Sixth Mass Extinction
Cultural Program in Berlin Offers Arabic Museum Tours to Refugees
The World’s Tallest Skyscraper Doubles as the World’s Largest LED Screen
Autonomous Boats Are Coming to the Canals of Amsterdam
The iPhone 7's Hissing Issue May Not Be Cause for Concern
Attention ‘Harry Potter’ Fans: ‘Number 4 Privet Drive’ Is Up for Sale
First Aid Blanket Concept Includes CPR Instructions
13 Impressive Rube Goldberg Machines
The American Foods Mark Twain Craved While Traveling Abroad
What Your Car’s Low Gas Light Really Means
Teen Sues Parents for Posting Childhood Photos on Facebook
San Francisco May Charge a Fee to Drive on the ‘World’s Crookedest Street’
Here’s the Best Time of Year to Get Your Flu Shot
This Stingray Is One of the Few Non-Mammals That Chews Its Food
Oscar Wilde’s Prison Cell Opens to the Public for the First Time
Carla Hayden Makes History as the New Librarian of Congress
Instagram-Famous Cat Debuts Line of Fluffy Footwear
14-Year-Old Painting Prodigy 'Mini Monet' Is Worth Over $2 Million
Restaurant Built Inside a Boeing 737 Opens in China


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