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.
J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels Have Been Picked Up by HBO
Museum of Modern Art Adds Original 1999 Emojis to Their Collection
12-Sided Calendar Fits the Whole Year Onto a Simple Desk Ornament
Delmonico’s Launches Menu of Presidential Meals
Look Up Tonight! The Northern Lights Will Put on a Stunning Show
These Jobs Saw the Biggest Pay Increases from 2015 to 2016
Brewery Recreates Booze Found in a 2500-Year-Old Grave
Teal Pumpkins Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies
Lost 'Son of Frankenstein' Trailer Resurfaces More Than 75 Years Later
The Effects of Brexit Hit the Model Train Industry
Video Teases Hyperloop Connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai
3-Mile-Deep Well in Iceland Will Harness Energy From Magma
Girl Scout Cookie Cereal Is Coming Next Year
Watch a Japanese Hand Plane Shave Wood Into Translucent Strips
Watch an Artist Prepare Tiny Versions of Airline Meals
Is It Legal to Shoot Bigfoot?
Kodak Debuts a Smartphone for Photography Nerds
Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out
This Wheelchair for the Developing World Is Made From Bicycle Parts
Watch Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Vehicle in Action
Scrotum Frogs Near Lake Titicaca Die Off in Alarming Numbers
6 Classic Séance Tricks Explained
Meet the Librarians Who Act as the New York Public Library’s Human Google
Tips for Scoring a Satisfying In-Flight Meal
British Phone Booth Transformed Into ‘World’s Smallest Museum’
Tasmanian Devil Milk Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Explore Pluto With a Geographically Accurate Desk Globe
Airbnb Is Offering Two Guests a Stay in Dracula’s Castle on Halloween Night
High-Tech Paper Rolls Up Into a Functioning Torch
Levitating Turntable Gives Retro Technology a Sci-Fi Spin
Google News Now Offers a Fact Check Feature
Italian Vineyard Installs Free-Flowing Wine Fountain
Twins Conjoined at the Head Separated After 27 Hours of Surgery
How Slim Goodbody Helped Kids Discover Their Inner Superhero
Brexit Fallout Leads to Shortage of Marmite in the UK
U.S. and Cuban Officials Collaborate to Preserve Hemingway Memorabilia
Barbershop Offers Discounts to Young Clients Who Read Out Loud
Egypt Welcomes Its First Solar-Powered Village
Lifeguard Builds Blimp to Scan Australian Beach for Sharks
Food Industry Giant Tyson Invests in Artificial Meat
Watch Fireworks Explode Underwater at 120,000 Frames Per Second
New Law Aims to Transform Paris Into an Urban Jungle
Hurricane Matthew Uncovers Civil War Cannonballs in South Carolina
Animated Game Seeks to Keep a Dying Aboriginal Language Alive
Restaurant Serves Food Prepared by Grandmothers From Different Cultures
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
Belgian Supermarket Plans to Sell Produce Grown on Its Rooftop
Young Women Tend to Be More Financially Independent Than Young Men
The Ewing Mansion From ‘Dallas’ Is Up for Sale
Thousands Gather in Catalonia, Spain for Human Tower Competition


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