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 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
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
9 Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride
5 Graves That Were Lost, Then Found
Grave Sightings: Dwight D. Eisenhower
12 Stuffed-With-Fluff Facts About Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh'
9 Things You Didn't Know About Disney's Cinderella
7 Actors Who Voiced M&Ms
Grave Sightings: The Kentucky Giant
The Real Names of 18 Authors Known by Initials
Meet the Model for the Oscar Statuette
Rutherford B. Hayes and the Caribbean Vacation That Never Was
Here Lies Ethan Allen ... Or Not
The Unsinkable Violet Jessop
Lillian Miller, Professional Audience Member
Darth Vader's Penchant for CB Radio
The Coca-Cola You'll Never See On Shelves
See the Wizard of Oz Flying Monkeys Up Close
17 Things You Can Watch Instead of the Super Bowl
David Rice Atchison, One-Day President
11 of History’s Biggest Pranksters


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