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 Faces Behind 10 Disney Princes
15 Things You Might Not Know About Iowa
Where Do the Amish Go for Vacation?
Grave Sightings: Seth Bullock
Grave Sightings: Colonel Sanders
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
Grave Sightings: Vachel Lindsay
23 Places Where the Konami Code Lives On
Why is it Called a "Radio Flyer"?
23 Music Videos Starring Pre-Fame Celebrities
Grave Sightings: Abraham Lincoln
10 Fun Facts About "It's A Small World"
Grave Sightings: Jesse James
30 Pixar Easter Eggs to Look for Next Time
10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People
Grave Sightings: John Ringling
11 Disney Character Cameos in Other Disney Movies
44 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Don't Know
11 Treasure Hunting Tales
Grave Sightings: The Flying Wallendas
Real Oscar Stories: Philomena
Real Oscar Stories: American Hustle
Ronald Reagan and His Six-Year-Old Pen Pal


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