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

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
33 Amazing Facts About Beloved Childhood Toys
8 Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney Places (And One That Didn't)
Grave Sightings: Patty Smith Hill
7 Times the Golden Girls Talked It Out Over Cheesecake
The Alternate Endings of 28 Famous Movies
The Quotable Andrew Jackson: 12 of Old Hickory's Best Lines
Grave Sightings: John Dillinger
What 12 Disney Movies Were Almost Called
Armchair Field Trip: The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Grave Sightings: Benjamin Harrison
9 Super-Presidential Marriages
46 Facts About First Ladies
17 Disney Park Windows Worth a Closer Look
Grave Sightings: Merv Griffin
Be Very Afraid! 25 Uncommon Phobias
Grave Sightings: Marilyn Monroe
10 Terrible Overreactions to Messed Up Fast Food Orders
Grave Sightings: Paul Revere
47 Charming Facts About Children's Books
25 Movie Cameos by the Authors of the Original Books


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