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

What Song Is Played If an Athlete Not Representing a Country Medals?
How Finland's Snowboarding Coach Knits His Nerves Away
How Is the Olympic Flame Lit—and How Does It Stay Lit?
23 Things You Didn't Know Your Dishwasher Could Do—and 2 'Hacks' You Should Never Try
FYI: 12 Facts About Murphy Brown
Pig Island: Sun, Sand, and Swine Await You in the Bahamas
Grave Sightings: Hubert Humphrey
12 People Who Died on Their Birthdays
10 Fun Facts About Paddington Bear
Victims of King Tut's Curse
12 Places That Rarely See Snow
10 Notable Gestation Periods in the Animal Kingdom
The Time Sammy Davis Jr. Impersonated Michael Jackson
How the Civil War Inspired 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
11 Famous Men Who Used to Be Cheerleaders
The Terrible Crime at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 
10 Fast Facts About the Arc de Triomphe
10 Things You Might Not Know About Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
15 Fascinating Facts About The Trouble With Harry
10 Celebrities Named in the Communist Scare
Grave Sightings: Joe DiMaggio
The Origins of 10 Thanksgiving Traditions
Tales from the Butterball Hotline
10 Charming Quirks of Old Houses
12 Brazzle-Dazzle Facts About Pete's Dragon
9 Spoonerisms (and Other Twists of the Tongue)
10 Victims of the Hope Diamond Curse
12 Facts About Disney's The Jungle Book
P.G. Wodehouse's Exile from England
10 Fast Facts About Wrigley Field
Mata Hari: Famous Spy or Creative Storyteller?
13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky
10 People With Photographic Memories
14 Things You Owned in the '70s That are Worth a Fortune Now
15 Happy Meal Toys Worth Big Bucks on eBay
15 Children's Books No One Reads Now
14 Facts About Disney's Adventurers Club
32 Things You Should Know About Epcot
16 of Truman Capote's Fiercest Insults
11 Surprising Facts About Kidz Bop
How to Make Slime With Glue
15 Common Stains and Easy Ways to Get Them Out
15 Valuable Coins That May Be In Your Coin Jar
15 Companies That Changed Their Names
22 Things You Owned in the ‘80s That Could Be Worth a Fortune Now
25 Middle Children Who Did Big Things
The Great Presidential Pardon Heist
The Time Walter Cronkite Angered R.J. Reynolds
Nalcrest, Florida: Where Postal Workers Go to Retire
Why Do We Cook So Many Foods at 350 Degrees?


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