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

Live From the White House: The First-Ever Televised Presidential Speech
10 Fast Food Workers Who Redefined Customer Service
The Great Peshtigo Fire: The Deadliest Blaze You've Never Heard Of
The Time a Drunk Pilot Landed On a Manhattan Street
The Treehouse Bars of Paris
10 Twangy Facts About Disney's Country Bear Jamboree
The First-Ever Loch Ness Monster Sighting
11 Timeless Yogi Berra Quotes
The Deadly Train Crash That Started a Trend
Soothe Yourself With "Drunk Tank" Pink
18 Disney Movies That Were Never Made
Grave Sightings: William McKinley
10 Names the Seven Dwarves Could Have Had
The Time Max Headroom Hijacked Two Networks
When Work Drives You Mad: Tales from the Deadly "Loony Gas" Building
The Faces Behind 7 Famous Voices
Theodore Roosevelt and the First Presidential Car Ride
Inside Disney World's Secret "Tunnels"
The Alternate-Universe Careers of 5 Celebrities
6EQUJ5: The Wow! Signal
How Barbra Streisand Inspired the “Streisand Effect”
The Scary, Real Life Inspiration for 'Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH'
Grave Sightings: Raymond Johnson Chapman
When Stonehenge Was Privately Owned
Minnesota's Take On 'Duck, Duck, Goose'
5 Curiously Shaped Forests
What 10 More Books Were Almost Called
15 Fun Facts About 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure'
Meet the Man Struck By Lightning 7 Times
Why the Fugate Family Has Blue Skin
The Time the Queen of Denmark Illustrated 'The Lord of the Rings'
Meet the 7 Designers Behind These Iconic Book Covers
The World's Littlest Skyscraper
Why Does Haydn's Tomb Contain Two Skulls?
The Real People Behind 10 Fashion Houses
11 Educational Facts About ‘Reading Rainbow’
Did Disney Steal the Idea for Epcot?
15 Biggie-Size Facts You Might Not Know About Wendy's
14 Fun Facts About 'The Aristocats'
29 Unforgettable Epitaphs
Grave Sightings: Warren G. Harding
How a Distracted 11-Year-Old Invented the Popsicle
373 Years After His Death, Galileo Is Still Pointing Fingers
Woody Harrelson's Hitman Father
What Happened to Ford's Magic Skyway?
The Murphy Behind Murphy's Law
Meet Vincent Van Gogh's Brother, Vincent Van Gogh
The Inspiration Behind "Dude Looks Like a Lady"
The Time the Roosevelts Served Hot Dogs to Royalty
Beatrix Potter, Mushroom Expert


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