Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Stacy Conradt has 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.
From how long a "hoax" like the Apollo 11 moon landing could actually stay a secret to the conspiracy theory involving Queen Elizabeth I, here are the actual facts you need to know about conspiracy theories.
On February 4, 1974, publishing heiress Patty Hearst was taken from her Berkeley, California, apartment—but Hearst is far from the only abduction case to have captured public attention.
For two decades, the original copy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic speech was stashed inside a Harry Truman biography for safekeeping.
From a profane parrot to an exploding corpse to swapped (and dropped) bodies, the funerals on this list went terribly awry.
On October 8, 1871—the same day the Great Chicago Fire killed 300—a far deadlier wildfire swept across Wisconsin.
Remember when your high school reading list included ‘Atticus,’ ‘Fiesta,’ and ‘The Last Man in Europe’? You will once you see what these books were renamed before they hit bookshelves.
These companies were accused (and sometimes convicted) of engaging in alleged pyramid schemes and other scams.
From 'King Kong' to 'Titanic,' these famous movie quotes often get muddled in the retelling.
Rosa Parks changed the world on December 1, 1955, when she stood up for civil rights by sitting down. But who was the bus driver on the other side of history?
When your uncle starts to talk politics, get the conversation back on track with these Thanksgiving tidbits instead.
Since the 1920s, Macy's has sent more than 90 versions of its famed Thanksgiving Day Parade down the streets of Manhattan.
Let’s peer in the windows of mysterious clubs, from not-so-secret societies like the Freemasons to lesser-known groups like the Bullingdon Club.