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 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
The Wacky Way Disney Celebrated America’s Bicentennial in 1976
8 Hit Movies That Were Originally Rejected by Studios
15 Ways to Upgrade your Tabletop Games
The Tragic Event That Led Samuel Morse to Develop the Telegraph
7 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'Barney'
How a 10-Year-Old Helped Ease Cold War Tensions
10 Crazy Things That Happened at Studio 54
12 Twitterpated Facts About 'Bambi'
Lord Byron's Obsession with Dieting
On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters
The Couple Who Sat With Lincoln on the Night of His Assassination
12 Things You Didn't Know About the Jefferson Memorial
5 Hidden Representations of Mickey Mouse, Only Visible From the Air
10 Fast Food-Themed "I Do"s
Celebrate Barbershop Quartet Day with Disney's Dapper Dans
Why the Songwriter Behind 'Go, Cubs, Go' Has an Eternal Tie to Wrigley Field
12 Fib-Free Facts About 'Pinocchio'
Grave Sightings: James Dean
Disney's Haunted Mansion "Ghost Post" Sends Subscribers on a Scavenger Hunt
10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines
15 Out-Of-This-World Facts About Space Mountain
The U.S.S. Akron: One of the Worst Airship Disasters in U.S. History
17 Famous Actors in Tiny Background Parts
What Hamburgers and Milkshakes Cost at McDonald's in 1955
We've All Been Playing Uno Wrong
10 Curious Facts About 'Alice in Wonderland'
The First Oval Office Phone Wasn't Installed Until 1929
Foreign Exchange: When the U.S. Gave Texas Land to Mexico
10 Fast-Food Restaurants That Didn't Stick To Their Original Plan
14 Things You Didn't Know About Sonic Drive-In
What Early-20th Century American Presidents Sounded Like
Disney Has a Pair of Abandoned Properties
10 Cold, Hard Facts About 'The Money Pit'
10 Facts About The Beatles' "Please Please Me" Album
Does Anyone Get Arrested For Breaking Those Weird Old Laws? This Man Did
History In The Making: Why the Crazy Horse Monument Is Taking So Long
Grave Sightings: Frank and Forrest Mars
The Mystery of the Thoen Stone
Has JFK's Eternal Flame Ever Been Extinguished?
Wild Ride: When President Eisenhower Stopped to Pick Up Hitchhikers
Who Holds the Record for the Most Failed Supreme Court Justice Nominees?
The Aroma of Tacoma: Why One Washington City Is Known For Its Stench
5 Foods Thomas Jefferson Introduced or Made Popular in America


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