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

How Are Balloons Chosen for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
25 Things You Didn't Know About Turkeys
The Origins of 10 Thanksgiving Traditions
11 Times Mickey Mouse Was Banned
Tales from the Butterball Hotline
10 Charming Quirks of Old Houses
11 Honorable Ways You Can Help Veterans
12 Brazzle-Dazzle Facts About Pete's Dragon
9 Spoonerisms (and Other Twists of the Tongue)
10 Victims of the Hope Diamond Curse
12 Facts About Disney's The Jungle Book
P.G. Wodehouse's Exile from England
10 Fast Facts About Wrigley Field
Mata Hari: Famous Spy or Creative Storyteller?
13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky
10 People With Photographic Memories
14 Things You Owned in the '70s That are Worth a Fortune Now
15 Happy Meal Toys Worth Big Bucks on eBay
15 Children's Books No One Reads Now
14 Facts About Disney's Adventurers Club
32 Things You Should Know About Epcot
16 of Truman Capote's Fiercest Insults
10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned
10 Terrific Facts About Stephen King
10 Fun Facts About Play-Doh
11 Surprising Facts About Kidz Bop
How to Make Slime With Glue
15 Common Stains and Easy Ways to Get Them Out
15 Valuable Coins That May Be In Your Coin Jar
15 Companies That Changed Their Names
10 Fascinating Facts About Princess Diana
22 Things You Owned in the ‘80s That Could Be Worth a Fortune Now
10 Things You Should Know About Ray Bradbury
25 Middle Children Who Did Big Things
The Great Presidential Pardon Heist
The Time Walter Cronkite Angered R.J. Reynolds
Nalcrest, Florida: Where Postal Workers Go to Retire
Why Do We Cook So Many Foods at 350 Degrees?
15 of Nelson Mandela's Most Inspiring Quotes
10 Things You Might Not Know About Nelson Mandela
10 Amazing Additions Coming to Disney Parks and Resorts
Grave Sightings: Alexander Hamilton
You Could Once Buy “Memento Kits” Made of White House Scraps
4 Fab Facts About Ringo Starr
Grave Sightings: Satchel Paige
10 Fascinating Facts About 'Gone With the Wind'
14 Single-Scoops You Didn't Know About Baskin-Robbins
11 Things You Might Not Know About Eid Al-Fitr
5 Priceless Items Stolen From Presidential Libraries
12 Things You Might Not Know About Juneteenth


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