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 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
10 Things You Might Not Know About Maurice Sendak
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
Grave Sightings: David Rice Atchison, One-Day President
11 of History’s Biggest Pranksters
Grave Sightings: Booth Tarkington
10 Parents Disney Didn't Actually Kill
19 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Sandlot'
What Kevin McCallister's Awful Family Is Doing Now
23 Things You Didn't Know About 'Snow White'
Grave Sightings: Roy Bertelli, Mr. Accordion
11 Times TIME's Person of the Year Wasn't Really a Person
Grave Sightings: Rebecca Winters, Early Mormon
Grave Sightings: Zachary Taylor
13 Facts About Hocus Pocus
11 Patron Saints for Your Modern-Day Calamities
Grave Sightings: James K. Polk
Why Do We Carve Pumpkins?
Grave Sightings: The Pet Cemetery at the Stanley
The Faces Behind 10 Disney Princes
15 Things You Might Not Know About Iowa
Where Do the Amish Go for Vacation?
Grave Sightings: Seth Bullock
15 Great F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes For His Birthday
Grave Sightings: Colonel Sanders
The Stories Behind 10 Johnny Cash Songs
7 Famous Author Feuds
Grave Sightings: Amelia Earhart
Pixar's Lucky Charm: John Ratzenberger's Role in Each of the Studio's Movies
30 Unusual Scholarships
History's Greatest One-Hit Wonder
10 Disney Sidekicks That Got the Axe
Grave Sightings: Thomas R. Marshall
The Nautical Roots of 11 Common Phrases


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