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

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
Why the Plastic Flamingo is the Official Bird of Madison, Wisconsin
Richard Nixon's Impromptu Piano Recital
How an Intern Developed Microsoft Solitaire
How Wil Wheaton Boosts Board Game Sales
This App Keeps Icelanders from Dating Their Relatives
Grave Sightings: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
8 Things That Will Get You Banned From Six Flags
7 Songs That Sound Like They're About Women (But Aren't)
Why No One Wanted A&W's Third-Pound Burger
How the Tower Ladder Helped Make History
A Brush With Death in Baltimore? The Other Lincoln Assassination Attempt
6 Things to Know About 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima'
The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words
10 Parents, Kids and Spouses of Popular Advertising Characters
7 Kids Who Wrote Letters to the People in Charge
10 Commonly Stolen Street Signs
The First-Ever Election Controversy
10 Things We Know About Shanghai Disney
25 Intriguing Facts About Ohio
15 Souvenirs Film Stars Took From the Set
10 Driven Facts About 'Happy Gilmore'
10 Surprising Grammy Winners


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