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.
House Boasting a ‘Harry Potter Room’ Under the Stairs Hits the Market in San Diego
Ziggy Stardust Barbie Debuts for 50th Anniversary of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'
‘Budget Meal Planner’ Website Shows You How to Eat Well on $5 Per Day
Watch a Massive Whale Breach a Few Feet Away From a Man's Boat
8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Join the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Creators of The Lion King Say Mufasa and Scar Aren't Related
Want to Wipe Your Streaming History on Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon? Here’s How
Tie-Dye Frappuccino From Starbucks Is the New Drink of the Summer
DNA From a Shark Tooth Embedded in a Man's Foot for 25 Years Identifies the Culprit
Finally! Nestlé Toll House Releases Line of Edible Cookie Doughs
8 Facts About Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Relax and Fidget at the Same Time With This Weighted Blanket That Features a Built-In Fidget Toy
New LEGO Set Lets Harry Potter Fans Apparate to the Hogwarts Great Hall
Watch 32,000 Dominos Fall in an Extremely Satisfying Way
The Surprising Reasons Why Animals Play Dead
The Reason Why Your Car’s Turn Signal Makes a Clicking Sound
Sony Is Celebrating the Walkman’s 40th Birthday With a Retrospective Exhibition in Tokyo
Indiana Man Celebrates July 4th By Writing the Declaration of Independence on His Driveway in Chalk
A Psychotropic Fungus Is Eating Away Cicadas' Genitalia and Boosting Their Sex Drive
Here's How to Livestream Today's Total Solar Eclipse
Traveling for the Fourth of July? Here Are the Worst Times to Leave Your House
Has Tobacco Ever Been Cultivated as a Food Source?
The FDA Has Linked 16 Popular Dog Food Brands to Canine Heart Disease
The Easiest Way to Plug a Dripping Ice Cream Cone
100 Homeless New York City High School Graduates Are Bound for College
Las Vegas Is Letting Drivers Pay Their Parking Tickets With Donated School Supplies
This Smart Tag Is an Essential Fourth of July Accessory for Dogs Afraid of Fireworks
Can You Spot the Hot Air Balloon Among the Beach Balls?
Giant Copper Beech Tree Planted By Teddy Roosevelt Has Been Chopped Down
French Perfumers Concoct Scents Inspired by the Louvre's Most Famous Artworks
English Towns Are Installing ‘Chat Benches’ to Combat Loneliness
New The Walking Dead Series Is Casting Extras in Richmond, Virginia
Book Lovers Can Play, Cook, and Craft at the New $18 Million Northeast Library in Louisville, Kentucky
Death at the South Pole: The Mystery of Antarctica's Unsolved Poisoning Case
12 Facts About Diabetes Mellitus
There Are 2373 Squirrels in New York's Central Park, Census Finds
Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Living Room, Jaws Gets Its Own Board Game
Want to Retire a Millionaire? Here's How Much You Need to Put Into Your 401(k) Each Month
Colorado Welcomed Summer With 2 Feet of Snow
Construction Workers Stumbled Upon a 68-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Fossil in Colorado
New Star Wars Furniture Line Brings Wookies and TIE Fighters Into Your Living Room
11 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet, According to a Veterinarian
Want to Give a Retired Police or Military Dog a Forever Home? Mission K9 Rescue Can Help
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
High Levels of Arsenic Found in Bottled Water From Whole Foods and Dr Pepper
Twitter Bug Accidentally Alerted Users When Someone Unfollowed Them
The Tree That Inspired Dr. Seuss's The Lorax Has Fallen Over
This Amazingly Simple Google Docs Hack Is a Game-Changer
11 Patriotic Products for the Fourth of July
Tourists Are Picking Apart Britain's Oldest Tree
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