Michele Debczak, Mental Floss

Michele Debczak

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Recent articles by Michele:

Why You Should Store Cookies With a Slice of Bread

There’s an easy way to ensure your cookies keep their soft, chewy consistency for days. → Read More

Watch Retro Ouija Board Commercials From the 1990s

Parker Brothers had no qualms about marketing Ouija boards to teens 30 years ago. → Read More

Working From an Office Costs Employees Almost Twice as Much as Working From Home

Time isn't the only thing remote workers save by ditching their commute. → Read More

10 Ways King Tut Influenced Pop Culture

From Steve Martin's 'Saturday Night Live' song to 'The Mummy' movies, King Tut has had an eventful afterlife. → Read More

A Serious Butter Shortage Could Complicate Your Holiday Baking Plans

Butter is getting more expensive—and harder to find—heading into Thanksgiving and Christmas. → Read More

America’s 25 Fastest-Growing Fast Food Chains

From Domino’s to Popeyes, these are the fastest-growing fast food chains in the U.S. → Read More

Human Composting Is Coming to California

California residents committed to living an eco-friendly life will soon be able to opt for an eco-friendly death. → Read More

Watch 'Boy Meets World' Reimagined as a Horror Movie

Reimagining Mr. Feeny from 'Boy Meets World' as a horror villain isn't a huge leap. → Read More

This Dishwasher Hack Could Help Make Your Dishes Dry Faster

A small towel can help your dishwasher dry dishes more effectively—no manual labor required. → Read More

The 25 Cities With the Most Skyscrapers

To some people, the size of a city’s buildings is just as important as the size of its population. → Read More

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Home

This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe contains real pumpkin puree—just like the Starbucks version. → Read More

Watch This Creepy Halloween Safety Video From the 1970s

The possible involvement of a famous horror director may explain the video's eerie tone. → Read More

You’re Probably Pouring Your Milk Upside Down

While pouring milk into your coffee or a glass of orange juice in the morning doesn't seem like a difficult task, you might be doing it wrong. → Read More

The First Recipe for “Pompkin” Spice Dates Back to 1796

Our pumpkin spice obsession is a lot older than you may think. → Read More

Why Do McDonald's McFlurry Spoons Have Square Holes in the Handle?

No, you're not supposed to use the square McFlurry spoons from McDonald's like a straw. → Read More

This Clever App Tells You What to Build With Your LEGO Pile

Just snap a picture of your random LEGO assortment and Brickit will provide inspiration. → Read More

Why Do Stores Start Selling Halloween Candy So Early?

By selling seasonal candy in August, retailers control when shoppers get in the Halloween spirit. → Read More

You Can Buy Every Major Video Game Console for $1 Million on eBay

The collection of 2200 gaming systems includes rare special editions that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere. → Read More

See 'Titanic' Wreck in Mesmerizing 8K Video

The new footage shows details of the 'Titanic' wreck that have never been captured on film before. → Read More

Watch This Supercut of the Cold Opens From 'The Office'

If you agree that the opening scenes of 'The Office' are some of its best, you can watch 13 full minutes of them. → Read More