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 twitter.com/stacy_writes.

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Why Do I Have to Put My Phone in Airplane Mode?
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What Are Those White Marks on Your Fingernails?
Art
Yves Klein: The Artist Who Invented a Color
History
The International Distress Signal That Predates 'SOS'
List
12 Shocking Secrets Spilled to Oprah
Books
11 Facts About Robert Frost
Weird
The Actors Who Are Dying to Play Yorick in 'Hamlet'
List
11 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted
Videos
Nikola Tesla Wi-Fi Statue Pays Tribute to the Great Inventor
History
The World's First Emergency Phone Number
Music
8 Famous Songs Using Borrowed Tunes
Weird
The Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of Roger Tichborne
Big Question
How Do "Skinny" Mirrors Work?
History
Why Benjamin Franklin Hated the Letter "C"
History
What Happened to the Physical Copy of the "I Have a Dream" Speech?
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Levi Strauss, The Man Who Changed Fashion
List
13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky
Sports
Meet the 10 Honorary Harlem Globetrotters
Big Question
What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water?
Movies
12 Facts About 'Fun and Fancy Free'
Geography
The Mysterious Motivational Rocks of Dogtown, Massachusetts
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: William Randolph Hearst
List
34 Bizarre Things Being Dropped on New Year’s Eve
List
12 Places That Rarely See Snow
List
The Origins of 12 Christmas Traditions
Big Question
Is White Chocolate Really Chocolate?
History
The Christmas Eve Fire That Destroyed the West Wing
Big Question
What Happens When You Send a Letter to Santa Claus?
List
10 Sweet Facts About Candy Canes
List
15 Intriguing Facts About Walt Disney
History
The Time Every Patent in the U.S. Went Up in Smoke
Fun
7 Times Dick Van Dyke Was a Delight
Politics
When Political Signs Become Art: Monument to the Unelected
History
The Mystery Behind the World's Most Famous Christmas Poem
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Joe DiMaggio
Movies
The Original Reviews of 10 Classic Christmas Movies
Big Question
What Flavor Is Juicy Fruit Gum?
History
The Publicity Stunt That Convinced People Elevators Were Safe
List
The Origins of 10 Thanksgiving Traditions
The Presidents
All the Presidents' Pardoned Turkeys
Food
Tales from the Butterball Hotline
Fun
The Winner of the 2016 World's Biggest Liar Competition
Big Question
How Are Balloons Chosen for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
History
The Women Who Chained Themselves to D.C.'s Cherry Trees
Books
15 Books Every Young Reader Will Love
Food
15 Sandwiches Everyone Should Try Once
Animals
10 Places Where Humans and Wild Animals Live in Harmony
Movies
Watch the Lost Soup Sequence From 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'
Movies
10 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Facts About 'Song of the South'
Travel
10 Natural Landmarks That No Longer Exist
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