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 Bird or Bunny Optical Illusion Could Have You Second-Guessing Your Eyesight
Bielefeld, Germany, Is Offering $1.1 Million If You Can Prove the Conspiracy Theory That It's Not Real
Submarine Expedition Reveals Parts of the Titanic Have Fully Decayed
This Stunning Tiny ‘Cliff’ House on Amazon Costs $105,000 (and Up)
Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte
Virginia Zoo Is Auctioning Off the Chance to Name Its New Red Panda Triplets
How to Book Your Dream Vacation Now and Pay Later
Curl Up in a Cozy Harry Potter Bathrobe to Match Your Hogwarts House
Airlines Are No Longer Allowed to Ban Service Dogs Based on Breed
How to Avoid Paying for Your Already-Booked Hotel Room When Your Flight Is Canceled
Tim Burton’s Art Exhibition at Las Vegas’s Neon Museum Now Has Tickets On Sale
New Google Earth Feature Lets Users Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World
Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover
A Custom Wheelchair Allowed This Brain-Injured Baby Raccoon to Walk Again
You Can Ride Falkor the Luck Dragon From The NeverEnding Story at Bavaria Film Studios
Amazon Is Making It Easier for Sellers to Donate Returned or Unsold Items Instead of Trashing Them
Ignacio Anaya, the Genius Who Invented Nachos, Is Being Honored With a Google Doodle
How to See the Full Sturgeon Moon on Thursday
No, Ernest Hemingway Didn’t Write That Six-Word ‘Baby Shoes’ Story
The Fossil of a Human-Sized Penguin Has Been Unearthed in New Zealand
Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass Is Back—and This Year There’s a Lifetime Option
Miniature Horses Now Included on the List of Service Animals Airlines Must Allow to Fly
Hotels.com Is Looking for a Discerning Dog to Review the World’s Best Pet-Friendly Hotels
Georgia Teen Wins Doodle for Google Contest With a Tribute to Her Mom
Millions More Public Domain Books Could Be Online Soon—Here's How to Access Them
California Sets Regulations for Diners Bringing Their Own Reusable Containers to Restaurants
Lucky Charms and Jet-Puffed Teamed Up to Make Soft, Super-Sized Marshmallow Charms
A Full Harvest Moon Is Coming in September
London’s Patch Plant Hotel Is Like a Kennel for Your House Plants
Blood Collected From Mosquitoes May One Day Be Forensic Evidence
10 Forgotten Items That Are Hiding In Your Attic—and Could Be Worth a Fortune
Farmer Boys Restaurant Will Pay a ‘Bacon Intern’ $1000 to Try Every Bacon Item on Its Menu
Want to Repurpose Old or Damaged Books? Turn Them Into DIY Wall Art
The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Next Week—Here's How to Boost Your Chance of Seeing a Shooting Star
Thousands of Tardigrades Are Stranded on the Moon After an Israeli Lunar Lander Crashed
You've Been Assembling Your Hard-Shell Tacos All Wrong
Dreaming of Spending a Night in a Lighthouse? There’s a Website for That
Toni Morrison, Groundbreaking Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88
10 Facts About The Iron Giant for Its 20th Anniversary
Catchy Jingle Aims to Raise Awareness Around the Fatbergs Clogging South Australia's Sewers
When Taco Bell Tried (And Failed) to Conquer Mexico
Philadelphia Phillies File Lawsuit to Prevent Phanatic From Cheering for Other Teams
Dwight, Jim, and Prison Mike From The Office Are Now Funko Pop! Dolls
Interactive Map Shows You Which Endangered Species Is Native to Your State
These Chain Restaurant Menu Items Contain a Day's Worth of Calories
Europe's Heat Wave Is Melting Billions of Tons of Ice in Greenland
Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Cold Brew Coffee Today—No Purchase Required
Yes, You Can Wash and Reuse Ziploc Bags—Sometimes
Mondo Releases Special Jaws-Themed Products in Honor of Shark Week
Military Working Dogs Honored With New USPS Forever Stamps


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