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

15 of Nelson Mandela's Most Inspiring Quotes
10 Amazing Additions Coming to Disney Parks and Resorts
Grave Sightings: Alexander Hamilton
You Could Once Buy “Memento Kits” Made of White House Scraps
4 Fab Facts About Ringo Starr
Grave Sightings: Satchel Paige
11 Things You Might Not Know About Eid Al-Fitr
5 Priceless Items Stolen From Presidential Libraries
How Al Capone Thanked the Hospital That Treated His Syphilis
10 Amazing Statue of Liberty Facts
20 Winning Words From Past National Spelling Bees
Why Does Weed Make You Hungry?
14 Faithful Facts About Sister Act
Grave Sightings: Walter Cronkite
9 Trademarked Colors
11 High-Flying Facts About 'Plane Crazy'
Grave Sightings: Charlie Parker
What's the Difference Between Stock and Broth?
Seeing Red That Crayola is Ditching Dandelion? These Crayons Will Help.
J.M. Barrie’s Literary All-Star Cricket Team
15 Things You Didn't Know About 'DuckTales'
The Men Who Claimed to Own Outer Space
You Can Dive Into Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin
Why Police Started Wearing Gloves at Crime Scenes
Why Is There a Huge Cotton Ball in My Aspirin Bottle?
How Guglielmo Marconi Cheated Death—Twice
Bess Truman and the Unbreakable Champagne Bottle
10 Items You Should Keep In Your Freezer
11 Fast Facts About the Boston Marathon
Grave Sightings: Harry Truman
John Wilkes Booth's Three Plots Against Lincoln
When Was the First Pizza Delivery?
Meet Nicholas Winton, the Man Known as "Britain's Schindler"
How Does Google Maps Know Where Traffic Is?
This Giant Bed Is a Tourist Attraction From Shakespeare's Day
James K. Polk's Remains May Be Moving to a Fourth Grave
11 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by Kids
If You Find Yourself Stranded on a New Zealand Island, Look for One of These
Is "Hangry" Real?
Why the Laocoön Sculpture Had the Wrong Arm for Four Centuries
15 Enchanting Facts About 'Beauty and the Beast'
The Forgotten Uses of 8 Everyday Objects
Bob Ross
The Church With a Cemetery in the Basement
Meet the Man Who Claimed to Have the World's Longest Last Name
Why Was Andrew Johnson Impeached?
What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?
Why Do I Have to Put My Phone in Airplane Mode?
What Are Those White Marks on Your Fingernails?
Yves Klein: The Artist Who Invented a Color


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