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

Why Police Started Wearing Gloves at Crime Scenes
11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books
Why Is There a Huge Cotton Ball in My Aspirin Bottle?
How Guglielmo Marconi Cheated Death—Twice
Bess Truman and the Unbreakable Champagne Bottle
11 Easy Ways to Be Greener on Earth Day
What Is the Meaning Behind "420"?
10 Items You Should Keep In Your Freezer
11 Fast Facts About the Boston Marathon
Grave Sightings: Harry Truman
John Wilkes Booth's Three Plots Against Lincoln
The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions
When Was the First Pizza Delivery?
Meet Nicholas Winton, the Man Known as "Britain's Schindler"
How Does Google Maps Know Where Traffic Is?
This Giant Bed Is a Tourist Attraction From Shakespeare's Day
James K. Polk's Remains May Be Moving to a Fourth Grave
11 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by Kids
If You Find Yourself Stranded on a New Zealand Island, Look for One of These
Is "Hangry" Real?
Why the Laocoön Sculpture Had the Wrong Arm for Four Centuries
15 Enchanting Facts About 'Beauty and the Beast'
The Forgotten Uses of 8 Everyday Objects
10 Delicious Facts About McDonald's Shamrock Shake
Grave Sightings: Bob Ross
The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books
The Church With a Cemetery in the Basement
Meet the Man Who Claimed to Have the World's Longest Last Name
Why Was Andrew Johnson Impeached?
What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?
10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars
Why Do I Have to Put My Phone in Airplane Mode?
What Are Those White Marks on Your Fingernails?
Yves Klein: The Artist Who Invented a Color
The International Distress Signal That Predates 'SOS'
12 Shocking Secrets Spilled to Oprah
11 Facts About Robert Frost
The Actors Who Are Dying to Play Yorick in 'Hamlet'
11 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted
Nikola Tesla Wi-Fi Statue Pays Tribute to the Great Inventor
The World's First Emergency Phone Number
8 Famous Songs Using Borrowed Tunes
The Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of Roger Tichborne
How Do "Skinny" Mirrors Work?
Why Benjamin Franklin Hated the Letter "C"
Grave Sightings: Levi Strauss, The Man Who Changed Fashion
Meet the 10 Honorary Harlem Globetrotters
What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water?
12 Facts About 'Fun and Fancy Free'
The Mysterious Motivational Rocks of Dogtown, Massachusetts


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