Stacy Conradt

Stacy Conradt is a staff writer who's been contributing to mental_floss since 2008. As an avid board game lover, she is especially fond of her work on Split Decision and Mixed Nuts. In her spare time (ha) she likes to run badly and visit roadside attractions that make most people cringe. She never met an Abe Lincoln tribute she didn't love. If you have one to suggest, let her know at

25 Neat Facts About Nebraska
Why Do We Hang Up Christmas Stockings?
25 Things You Should Know About Des Moines
13 Magical Facts About 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'
10 Unexpected Duties Performed by the Secret Service
The Fruitcake That Has Lasted Since the Hayes Administration
That Time a Guy Parachuted Onto Devils Tower
11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever
34 Creative Ideas for Your Elf On The Shelf
5 Ways Disney Pays Tribute to Old Attractions
22 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated
How the Grand Ole Opry Got Its Name
10 Places You Can See Oscars in Person
Melting Glaciers in Italy Reveal a Shocking Surprise: Century-Old Corpses
You Can Own a Piece of Disneyland St. Louis
Grave Sightings: Rutherford B. Hayes
When a Plane Hit the Empire State Building
After the Civil War, Some Southerners Went Farther South—to Brazil
Why Do Fevers Make Us Hot and Cold?
The Mysterious Death of the Somerton Man
Oglethorpe University's 'Crypt of Civilization'
25 Amazing Facts About Iowa
11 Things You Didn't Know About Black Beauty
10 Geeky Place Card Ideas for Thanksgiving
11 Oo-De-Lally Facts About Robin Hood
The Right Stuff(ing): 11 Variations on the Turducken
The Original Names of 10 Cartoon Characters
The “Castle” in the Middle of Death Valley
11 Controversies Caused by Cartoons 
Grave Sightings: William Henry Harrison
Why There Are So Many Bicycles in the Netherlands
14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo
How a Handkerchief Led to Black Bart’s Capture
The Stories Behind 8 "Witch" Graves
18 "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Facts About 'Mary Poppins'
Theodore Roosevelt's Lost Love
Someone Made a Real Version of Andy's Room From 'Toy Story 3'
How 8 Iconic Horror Movie Villains Were Created
The Time Wes Craven Called Out a High School in the 'Scream' Credits
The Bizarre Lead Mask Deaths of 1966
London's Skyscraper Sepulcher: The Corpse Pyramid That Almost Was
The Original Names of 10 U.S. Landmarks
The Death-Defying Adventures of Emily the Cow
The Town Built On Asbestos (Population: 3)
What Hägar the Horrible and the Chiquita Banana Girl Have in Common
Henry Shrapnel's Deadly Legacy
Melvil Dewey's Dark Side
Grave Sightings: Calamity Jane
What's Wrong With This Stamp?
Live From the White House: The First-Ever Televised Presidential Speech


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