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.
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Wisconsin Teen Who Lost Her Wallet Got It Back—60 Years Later
Kohl's and the UPS Store Will Pack and Ship Your Amazon Returns for Free
These Harry Potter Candles Melt to Reveal Your Hogwarts House—and Smell Amazing
Taco Seasoning Sold at Walmart Has Been Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination
The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend—Here's How to See It
The Best Way to Pet a Cat, According to an Expert
College Student Finds a 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull During Paleontology Dig in North Dakota
A Fireball Meteor Lit Up Skies Over New England Last Night
11 Facts You Should Know About Depression
Mini Boden Is Launching a Harry Potter-Inspired Clothing Line for Kids
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Forget Wine and Cheese: Wine and Cheez-Its Now Come Together in One Box
The New Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Are Made From Recycled Electronics
How to Remove a Tick Safely and Effectively
Teen Activists in Oregon Help Pass Law Allowing Students to Take ‘Mental Health Days’
London Becomes World's First National Park City
These Waterproof Sneakers Are Made From Recycled Coffee
The Ohio State Fair Is Hosting a ‘Sensory Day’ for Individuals With Autism
Want to Work in Buckingham Palace? The Queen Is Hiring a Chef
Chernobyl Will Soon Be More Accessible to Tourists, Ukraine Says
A Retirement Home for Orcas Could Be Opening in Washington's San Juan Islands
Fans Can Go Behind the Scenes of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child With a New Book
Happy Little Mystery Solved: We Finally Know What Happened to All of Bob Ross’ Paintings
10 Secrets of Airbnb Hosts
Dealing With an Annoying Bug In Chrome? Report It to Google and You Might Get $30,000
You Can Pay to Cuddle Cows at This New York Farm
Target Unveils Wheelchair-Adaptive Halloween Costumes for Kids
Georgia Beachgoers Saved a Pod of Pilot Whales That Washed Ashore
The Sonny Portable Bidet Will Keep You Clean Wherever You Do Your Business
A Half-Blood Thunder Moon Will Light Up Tonight’s Sky
Alan Turing, WWII Codebreaker Who Was Persecuted for Being Gay, Is the New Face of England's £50 Note
Keep Your Kitchen Clean With This Spoon Rest That Clips Straight Onto Your Pot
A Python Swallowed a Crocodile Whole—and a Photographer Was There to Capture It All
July Is the Best Time to See Saturn and Its Rings This Year
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