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

The Time Sotheby's and Christie's Played 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' for a Cézanne
Why It Should Have Been 'Carter and Gray's Anatomy'
Grave Sightings: Erma Bombeck
Surtsey Island's Mysterious Plant Invader
The Time Florida Accidentally Honored James Earl Ray—Instead of Jones—on MLK Day
The Only Place You Can Still See a Dodo
Did Alan Turing Inspire the Apple Logo?
Moe Berg, Major League Baseball Catcher and Spy
The Time Cats Delivered the Mail in Belgium
13 Truly Outrageous Facts About 'Jem'
How Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Survived a Bomb During World War II
The Mysterious Life and Death of Kaspar Hauser
What Happened to the Original Batmobile?
Grave Sightings: The Wright Brothers
The Story of the World's First Speeding Ticket
The Truth About 'The Phantom of the Opera'
Where Exactly Is Anne Boleyn's Body?
Curious George's Great Escape
"The Stars and Stripes Forever" Has Lyrics
The Very Particular Details of Emily Dickinson's Funeral
The Major League Baseball Pitcher Who Got Struck By Lightning
The Nazi Plot to Blow Up Hoover Dam
Secret Menu Items from 12 Fast Food Restaurants
Eisenhower's Final Correspondence
Mr. T, Celebrity Bodyguard
Does Anyone Know the Whole Formula for Coke?
Grave Sightings: Eliot Ness, Head of "The Untouchables"
George R.R. Martin's Tale About an Elvis Impersonator
10 Fascinating Facts About the Chunnel
What Happened to Secretariat?
Where in the World is Napoleon's Penis?
11 Berkshire Hathaway Products Featuring Warren Buffett's Face
Charles Darwin, Glutton
Bertha Benz and the First-Ever Road Trip
Why Rock and Roll Pioneer Alan Freed Won't Stay Buried
Hoover Dam: The Dam So Nice, They Named It Twice
Why Willie Nelson Plays a Classical Guitar
The Incredible Gift that Allowed Harper Lee to Write 'Mockingbird'
Behold, the Mystery of Cornhenge
8 Extinct Animals That Really Weren't
Who is the Elise in “Für Elise”?
Grave Sightings: James Salisbury
15 Fun Facts About Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Story Behind the Official State Fossil of South Carolina
The Karaoke Song That Kills
Disneyland's Wonderful Wizard of Bras
John Croghan, the Man Who Built a TB Ward in a Cave
44 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Don't Know
Grave Sightings: Andrew Jackson
Sideways Stories From the Real Wayside School


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