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

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
5 Times the Queen's Guard Wasn't So Serious
10 Things We’ll See in 10 Years
Grave Sightings: Harvey Pekar
16 Things You Might Not Know About 'Dumbo'
Will There Ever Be a 'Catcher in the Rye' Movie?
The World's First Parking Meter
The Time Nikola Tesla Paid for His Hotel Room With a "Death Ray"
The Intruder in Queen Elizabeth II's Bedroom
A Short History of Baked Goods and Prison Escapes
Mary Shelley's Favorite Keepsake: Her Dead Husband's Heart
The Poison Garden of Alnwick Castle
Cassie Chadwick, Andrew Carnegie's Fake Illegitimate Daughter
The Names of 10 Fireworks Effects
George Washington, History's Only Six-Star General ( … Sort Of)
Grave Sightings: James Garfield
10 Times Jesus and Mary Have Appeared in Nature
The Time a King's Head Turned Up in Some Guy's Attic
6 World Leaders and Their Pizza Stories
6 Famous Jingles by Barry Manilow
Why Route 66 Was Decommissioned
Mary Pickford and the First Million-Dollar Film Contract
Grave Sightings: Jack Lemmon
The Island Where Tabasco Peppers Grow
When Did Pink Become a "Girl" Color?
14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Lady and the Tramp'
Who Really Invented the Ice Cream Soda?


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