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.
Hosting Through Airbnb May Make it Hard to Refinance Your Loans
A Finnish Hotel Is Hiring a Northern Lights Monitor
False Memories Are Most Often Linked to the Subjects We Know Best
Swedish Apartment Building Prioritizes Bikes Over Cars
Cookie, the World’s Oldest Parrot, Has Died at Age 83
A Better Depiction of Shakespeare May Be Hiding Beneath This Portrait
Experience Yosemite in Virtual Reality With President Obama
The Library of Congress Is Digitizing Its Braille Music Collection
Don’t Blame the Weather: Airline Issues Are Behind Most Flight Delays
900 Copies of the World’s Most Baffling Manuscript Will Soon Be for Sale
Mini Wooden Arcade Brings Retro Gaming to Your Desktop
Study Links Black and White Instagram Photos to Depression
Divorce Filings Peak in August and March
Shipwreck Hunters Discover Century-Old Train in Lake Superior
An Italian Ghost Town Will Host the Hide-and-Seek World Championship
11 Dorm Rooms That Make College Life Look Glamorous
Why Charging Your Phone Every Night Hurts Its Battery
Humans May Value Relatability Over Efficiency in Robots
Italy Is Giving Its Young Adults Nearly $600 to Spend on Books, Film, and Music
11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands
MIT Designs Cell Phones That Assemble Themselves
Nintendo Launches Kirby Cafe in Japan
The Highest, Longest Glass Bridge on Earth Opens in China
In Australia, 'The World’s Deadliest Bird' Commits String of Break-Ins
Duke the Dog Mayor Gets Elected to Third Term
Citizen Science Project Calls for Donations of Dog DNA
NASA's Research Is Now Freely Available Online
Meet the Man Who Owns Over 5000 Toy Dinosaurs
Edinburgh Zoo's Knighted Penguin Gets Promoted to Brigadier
The ‘NodPod’ Makes It Possible to Fall Asleep on a Plane
Research Reveals the Best Way to Hold a Coffee Mug
15 Adorable Images of Cats Sticking Out Their Tongues
This New York City Warehouse Is Full of Free School Supplies for Teachers
Millennial Employees Are Ruining Vacations for Everyone Else
John Turturro is Shooting a ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff
A Collection of Classic Apple Computers Is Up For Bid
The World’s Largest Aircraft Lifts Off for the First Time
Three Retirees Discover a Shipwreck From 1803 in Lake Ontario
Scientists Spot a Googly-Eyed Stubby Squid Off California Coast
The Hunt Has Resumed for a Fabled Nazi Treasure Train
If You Want to Succeed, Don’t Bother With a Backup Plan
Research Sheds Light on the Connection Between Fingers and Fins
'Frozen' Has Generated Too Much Tourism for Norway to Handle
This Shark Costume Is a Fast Way to Ruin a Pool Party
Audi’s New Cars Will Feature a Traffic Light Countdown
Hunter S. Thompson’s Widow Returned the Antlers He Stole From Hemingway
World-Class Chefs Are Using Olympic Village Leftovers to Feed the Hungry
Study Finds Dogs Prefer Praise Over Treats
Researchers Found a Way to Control Devices With Temporary Tattoos
Olympic Skateboarding in 2020 Raises Concerns Over Drug Testing


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