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.
This 'Digital Scent Speaker' Releases Aromas to Fit Your Mood
Relax Beside a Flaming Death Star With This 'Star Wars'-Inspired Fire Pit
You Can Now Play 'Minecraft' in Virtual Reality
Watch a Time-Lapse Video of the Changing Seasons at Biltmore Gardens
Dyson's New Hair Dryer Is Pretty Cool (and Very Expensive)
BMW Designed a More Aerodynamic Wheelchair for the Paralympics
The Token Woman or Minority in a Job Pool Has Zero Chance of Being Hired
Elevate Your Selfie Game With This A.I. Camera Drone
This Car From Audi Comes With an Electric Longboard in the Bumper
This Chart Shows the Interconnected World of 'Seinfeld'
Introducing Garlic That Doesn't Make Your Breath Stink
7 Crazy Pretzels You Can Eat for National Pretzel Day
Listen to the Real Story Behind 'Puff the Magic Dragon'
British Store Launches Quiet Hour for Shoppers With Autism
This '3D' Crosswalk Uses an Optical Illusion to Slow Drivers
Watch Surreal Drone Footage of New York City Shot Using the Vertigo Effect
300TB of Data From the Large Hadron Collider Are Now Available to Download
Germany Installs Ground-Level Traffic Lights for Distracted Phone Users
Instead of Using Batteries, This Computer Draws Energy From the Air
The 'Psycho' House Is on Display on the Roof of the Met
The Scripps National Spelling Bee Is About to Get More Challenging
This Device Lets You Know When You Skip Your Medication
Google Is Awarding $15,000 to Scripts That Challenge Tech Stereotypes
This Phone-Charging Coffee Mug Was Invented by a Teenager
This Company 3D-Prints 360-Degree Spherical Photographs
This App Reminds You to Follow Up With New Contacts
These Cocktail-Inspired Ice Creams Are Infused With Actual Alcohol
Human Limbs and Fish Gills May Trace Back to the Same Gene
Airbnb's New Feature Helps Travelers Live Like Locals
Watch Swordsmiths Forge the Sword From 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'
Mysterious Startup Releases a Sneak Peak of Their 'Mixed Reality' Tech
Continent's Largest Outdoor Bouldering Gym Opens Under Brooklyn Bridge
Italian Company Unveils Concept for UFO-Inspired House Boats
Here’s Why Some Cheese Turns Pink
This "Flexible Sheet Camera" Can Wrap Around Curved Surfaces
8 Tips for Finding a Pet-Friendly Apartment
This Marker-Wielding Robot Can Teach Kids How to Code
Watch the 7-Hour Trailer for the Longest Film Ever Made
The Surprising Link Between the Deaths of Three 19th Century Presidents
These Neko Atsume Lattes Are Caffeinated Masterpieces
Never Misplace Your Glasses Again With These Nose-Shaped Stands
Athlete Attempts to Travel From Florida to Bermuda via Floating Bubble
Research Shows Smokers Have a Harder Time Finding Jobs
This Jacket Was 3D-Printed as One Seamless Garment
Supermarket Robot Makes Sure Your Favorite Snacks Are in Stock
This Seattle Food Truck Serves Canine Clientele
Photographer Captures Subjects After a Glass (or Two, or Three) of Wine
Facebook's Social VR Demo Envisions a Future of Virtual Selfies
Watch a Ball Travel Through a Record-Breaking K'NEX Contraption
These Mini-Shops in India Trust Customers to Use the Honor System


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