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.
Michigan Residents Could Catch a Glimpse of the Northern Lights This Weekend
The New York Public Library Convinced Thousands of People to Read Books in Instagram Stories
Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill Are Returning to Jurassic Park
How Much Free Time People Have in Each State, Mapped
A Preview of the New Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Is Open for Banned Books Week
3 Ways to Register to Vote in Less Than 5 Minutes
The Reason Why Americans Refer to Autumn as Fall
Virginia School District Opens Free Clothing Closet for Students in Need
Photographer Captures Polka-Dotted Zebra Foal in Kenya
UK Burger King Restaurants Will Stop Giving Plastic Toys With Kids' Meals
Scientists Capture Video of Deepstaria, a Rarely Seen, Shapeshifting Jellyfish
Groupon Is Offering a Costco Gold Membership and Goodies Worth $150 for Just $60
You Could Get Paid $1300 to Watch 13 Stephen King Movies by Halloween
The 25 Best Places to Live in America
Celebrate the Holidays With a Harry Potter Sock Advent Calendar From Target
General Mills Is Recalling More Than 600,000 Pounds of Gold Medal Flour Over E. Coli Risk
8 Spooky Facts About Spirit Halloween
Get Cozy With Bob Ross Slipper Socks
Farther vs. Further: There’s an Easy Way to Remember the Difference, and When to Use Which
You Can Get Paid $1000 to Drink Coffee for a Month—As Long as You Avoid Chains
Need Help Cleaning Up the Dog Poop in Your Yard? There’s an App for That
The New iPhone 11 Is Triggering People With Trypophobia
Six Flags's 30-Hour Couples Coffin Challenge Is the Ultimate Relationship Test
Rare Harvest ‘Micromoon’ Will Appear on Friday the 13th
Rotting Fruit—Made of Glass—Is the Focus of a New Exhibition at Harvard
These Are the World’s 25 Safest Cities
15 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Civil War Cannonballs Found on South Carolina Beach in Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
Sony's Special 40th Anniversary Edition Walkman Does Everything But Play Cassettes
Environmental DNA Evidence Suggests the Loch Ness Monster Could Be a Giant Eel
How the Wild Horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks Have Survived 500 Years of Hurricanes
10 Wily Facts About Coyotes
Collection of Star Wars-Inspired Insect Art Is Coming to Los Angeles Gallery
Amazing Timelapse Shows Florida Sky Turning Purple Following Hurricane Dorian
Restaurants Waste 150 Million Crayons Each Year. This Charity Is Donating Them to Classrooms
You’re Probably Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong
Nassau, Bahamas Woman Opened Her Home to Nearly 100 Rescue Dogs Ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Animations Reveal the Tricks Moving Optical Illusions Play On Your Brain
See What the Eye of Hurricane Dorian Looks Like From Space
You Can Buy Norwegian Salmon Fillets From Vending Machines in Singapore
NASA Boss Jokingly Declares Pluto a Planet, Gets Everyone's Hopes Up
Northern Lights Could Be Visible Over Parts of America This Weekend
10 Facts You Should Know About Schizophrenia
August Is Ending With a Super New Moon
Attention Cheese Lovers: Costco Is Now Selling a 72-Pound Wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano for $900
Get Excited for Fall With This Interactive Peak Foliage Map
PetSmart Is Selling Guinea Pig Costumes for Halloween
A Signed Copy of Edward VIII’s Abdication Speech Is Hitting the Auction Block
Why You Should Be Using Your Phone's Contacts to Save Recipes
NASA and Peanuts Team Up to Bring Space-Themed Snoopy Booklets to McDonald's Happy Meals
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