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 reading about unsolved mysteries on Wikipedia.
This Online Tool Shows You the True Size of Any Country
This Robot Assassin Delivers Lethal Injections to Reef-Eating Starfish
The Exclusive Caves of Lava Beds National Monument
Why Public Bathroom Sensors Don’t Always Work
This App from NASA Gives a Virtual Tour of 1000 Exoplanets
Cisco’s Default Hold Music Was Written By a 16-Year-Old Computer Nerd
Scientists Share Their Most Adorable Animal Photos With #Cuteoff
Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Stories
Hummingbirds Use Hawks as Bodyguards for Their Nests
This 3D-Printed Bionic Hand Could Change the Future of Prosthetics
Rare 'Vampire' Squirrel Caught on Video for the First Time
The Time Google Enticed Job Applicants With a Math Riddle on a Billboard
Hundreds of People Are Living Beneath the Streets of Las Vegas
New Device Can Reanimate Disembodied Hearts
This Pop Song is What English Sounds Like to Italians
Apple’s Ex-CEO Has a Smartphone for the Developing World
This Library Lets You Check Out People Instead of Books
Tech Giants Are Investing in This Water-Saving Shower Head
Looking Too Stylish Used to Be Illegal
When Did We Stop Using 'O'?
New Technique Captures Cell Activity in Striking Detail
America's Last Sumatran Rhino Is Relocating to Find a Mate
Scientists Are Making a Better Artificial Leaf
When 1.5 Million Balloons Were Released Over Cleveland
China’s Forest Made of Stone
Art From the 1893 World’s Fair Was Found in a Chicago Storage Facility
What's Happening When We Hear the Voice in Our Head?
1894 Time Capsule Contains Intact Bottle of Whisky
The Mystery of Knut the Polar Bear's Death Has Finally Been Revealed
Crows and Ravens Are Experts in Self-Restraint
A 500-Year-Old Royal Murder Mystery May Soon Be Solved
This Gorgeous Console Combines Arcade Games with 'Battleship'
The Vintage Map for Your Next All-American Road Trip
Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Navigation
10 Stunning Facts About Stingrays
The Massachusetts Home Built with 100,000 Newspapers
The Walls of This Museum Have Been Transformed By Street Artists
Researchers May Have Cracked the Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile
Watch This 3D Printer Print Mesmerizing Glass Goo
America’s Most Radical Educational Experiment
The Sound of Running Water Puts Beavers in the Mood to Build
Whales off the Alaskan Coast Are Dying in Alarming Numbers
5 Creative (and Colorful) Examples of Artisanal Currency
The House from ‘The Goonies’ Has Been Closed to Visitors
Wolves Are Officially Back in California
6 of History’s Nastiest Jobs
Paleontologists Discovered a Salamander Trapped in Amber
The Color of a Mirror Is Not What You'd Expect
The Ice Bucket Challenge Led to a Major Breakthrough in ALS Research
Cameras in This Japanese Subway Station Can Spot Drunkenness


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