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 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
Median Household Income Is Up for the First Time Since 2007
Perfect Your Baking Skills With Pinchable Measuring Spoons
Hawaiian Animal Shelter Lets Tourists Adopt Dogs for a Day
London's Underground Ads Have Been Replaced With Cat Pictures
The New York Public Library’s Rose Room Is Ready to Reopen
Oregon Farm Offers Yoga Classes With Goats
New Technology From MIT Can Read Through Closed Books
Your Brain Won’t Let You See Every Dot in This Illusion at Once
Site of the Infamous Horse Head Scene From ‘The Godfather’ Hits the Market
Life-Sized Octopus Bag Makes the Perfect Aquatic Accessory
Fixing a Cracked iPhone Screen Now Costs $29
National Air and Space Museum Offers Audio Tours in Klingon
Sneaker Design Academy Prepares Students for Careers in Footwear
A Giant, Melting Ice Cube Is Coming to Seattle
Spiders Tune the Strings of Their Webs
Conservation Group Donates 400 Acres of Land to Yosemite
A Living Wall of Plants Purifies New York’s New Emergency Call Center
The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught
The White House Releases the Most Detailed Maps of Alaska to Date
Cafe In Australia Serves the World’s Strongest Cup of Coffee
Introducing Jewelry Designed to Repel Insects With Citronella Beads
Women Do Ask for Raises, They're Just Less Likely to Get Them
The World’s Longest Recreational Trail Is Set for Completion Next Year
App Invites Users to Request New Emojis
Asteroid Named After Freddie Mercury in Honor of His 70th Birthday
VR Game Lets Players Compete as Professional Lumberjacks
Readers Still Prefer Physical Books to Digital
Meat Labels May Affect How We Perceive Taste
Over 100 Excavators Tear Down a Chinese Overpass in One Weekend
Two Border Towns Plan to Build a Bike Path Connecting U.S. and Mexico


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