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 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
The Curse on Shakespeare's Grave
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
How a Burger Joint Almost Ruined Richard Nixon
Who Really Wrote the 'Little House' Books?
What Happened to the Venus De Milo's Arms?
Gary Paulsen: Real-Life 'Hatchet'
Why Is New York City Called 'Gotham'?
Visit Ramona Quimby's Portland
What Disney Thought the "Bathroom of Tomorrow" Would Look Like
How an Extreme Psychological Study May Have Affected a Young Ted Kaczynski
The Beer Hall Riot That Changed the World
The History of the White House Easter Egg Roll


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