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

The Story Behind Warren G. Harding's Mysterious Death
The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon
The Time Hasbro Helped Fund an Operation for the Creator of 'Operation'
10 Facts About Author Lois Duncan
Martha Washington Called a Visit From Jefferson One of the Worst Experiences of Her Life
Is There An Ancient Celtic Queen Buried at Platform 9 3/4?
Why Billy the Kid's Tombstone Says 'Pals'
When People Thought Sharks Were Harmless
The Hot Seats: 5 Famous Senate Desks
Meet George Murphy, the Tap-Dancing Senator
16 High-Flying Facts About 'The Rocketeer'
Grave Sightings: Kate Shelley, Railroad Heroine
13 Out-of-This World Facts About 'Mork & Mindy'
6 Misspellings on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Mountain That Inspired "America the Beautiful"
The Man Who Tightroped Niagara Falls on Stilts
10 Fast Facts About the First Corvette
13 Fascinating Facts About 'Brave'
When U.S. President Grover Cleveland Served As an Executioner
13 Foreboding Facts About 'The Omen'
Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making
12 Pieces of Disney Memorabilia You Can Own
Understanding 'Dory': 5 Facts About the Pacific Blue Tang
Why the Empire State Building Sends a Father’s Day Card Every Year
13 Kooky Facts About 'The Addams Family'
The True Story Behind 'The Natural'
Grand Old Ideas: 10 Alternative Designs for the American Flag
Lord Byron's Poetic Goodbye to His Best Friend
10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign
How the Rat Pack Got Its Name
London's Tribute to Tragic Tales of 'Heroic Self-Sacrifice'
Happy Birthday to the Drive-In Movie Theater!
12 Busy Facts About Richard Scarry
The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe
5 Rejected Designs for the Lincoln Memorial
Artist Yarnbombs 130-Year-Old Building With Over 1000 Knitted Squares
Celebrate Tap Dance Day With 12 Famous Routines
Spice Up Game Night with the 2016 Spiel des Jahres Nominees
When Mr. Rogers Gave George Romero His First Paying Gig
Why Does Ice Make That Crackling Sound When You Pour Liquid Over It?
10 Buttoned-Up Facts About Levi's
The Story Behind the Mary Kay Pink Cadillac
'Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio' Opens at the Disney Family Museum
10 Really Incorrect 'Jeopardy!' Answers
Get to Know Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men"
The Time the Crown Jewels Were Stolen
The Psychological Trick Behind Potato Chip Bags
Oval Office Decor Through The Decades: All the Presidents' Desks
10 Slapstick Facts About the First 'Three Stooges' Short
The Decorating Technique That Makes 'Embroidery' Look Delicious


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