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

10 Natural Landmarks That No Longer Exist
Is This the Most Mysterious Grave in Virginia?
13 Freaky Facts About Disney's Tower of Terror Ride
Why Do We Get a Lump in Our Throats Before We Cry?
The Strange Custom of Setting Pianos on Fire
Why Do Politicians Kiss Babies?
The Time Andrew Jackson Won the Vote but Lost the Presidency
The 'Splash'-Themed Disney Bar That Almost Was
10 Musicians Who Recorded Their Hits in Simlish
The Time Chuck Norris Taught Eva Gabor Karate
8 Famous Séances
12 People Who Have Supposedly Seen or Felt Lincoln's Ghost
The "Real" Legend of the Pig Man from 'American Horror Story: Roanoke'
11 Hair-Raising Facts About Disney's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
How Harry Truman's Daughter Inspired a Wesley Snipes Movie
11 Little Things You Can Do to Make A Difference
How the Man Who Bombed Oregon Became an Honorary Citizen
Grave Sightings: Wyatt Earp
12 Bizarre Rooms at Wind Cave National Park
18 Celebrity Workout Videos You Might Not Know Existed
15 Farm-Fresh Facts About 'Green Acres'
5 Virtual Running Clubs That Will Get You Moving
Did a British Soldier Accidentally Spare Hitler’s Life in 1918?
Meet One of New York's Most Celebrated Rodents
The Mysterious English Sweating Sickness
Meet “The Iron Nun,” an 86-Year-Old Ironman Athlete
5 Unscientific Predictors of the Presidential Race
The Origins of 25 Fall Traditions
The Secret Cave in Central Park—And Why It Was Sealed
How The Emoticon Was Invented
12 Thought-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells
The Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10
Driving Miss Norma: One Nonagenarian's Epic Road Trip
Q&A: Alex Hirsch and Rob Renzetti on 'Gravity Falls' Fandom
The Original Names of 10 Sports
Q&A: Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell from the 'Missy Piggle-Wiggle' Series
When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli
7 of Gaston's Most Entertaining Fan Interactions at the Magic Kingdom
15 Fun Facts About 'Salute Your Shorts'
A Thrilling Disney Design: The Mary Poppins Ride That Could Have Been
15 Songs That Brought People Out of Comas
Grave Sightings: Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr.
That George Washington Portrait Saved by Dolley Madison Was Just a Copy
See a 4080-Piece LEGO Cinderella Castle Built in Stop-Motion
12 Facts About 'An American Tail'
25 of Dorothy Parker's Best Quotes
16 Clever Quips from Ogden Nash
How a Professor Turned Henry David Thoreau's Retreat Into a Video Game
The Time a U.S. Army Helicopter Dropped Snacks on Woodstock
Check Out the High-Tech Suit U.S. OIympic Rowers Are Wearing


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