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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 twitter.com/stacy_writes.

Fun
10 Head-Spinning Facts About Disney's Mad Tea Party Ride
Music
Ice Cube and the Goodyear Blimp's Good Day
Olympics
What Song Is Played If an Independent Olympian Medals?
Movies
The Serial Killer Who Inspired Three Classic Horror Movies
Music
Why Was Paul McCartney Barefoot on the Cover of 'Abbey Road'?
Olympics
12 Olympians Who Don't Keep Their Medals in a Sock Drawer
Books
The Ray Bradbury-Charles Addams Book That Could Have Been
Big Question
Why Do Divers Go Hot Tubbing After a Dive?
Big Question
How Is the Olympic Flame Lit—and How Does It Stay Lit?
History
The Story Behind Warren G. Harding's Mysterious Death
Art
The Teen Who Met with Lincoln for 30 Minutes Every Day
The Presidents
The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon
Fun
The Time Hasbro Helped Fund an Operation for the Creator of 'Operation'
Books
10 Facts About Author Lois Duncan
History
Why Martha Washington Called a Visit From Thomas Jefferson One of the Worst Experiences of Her Life
History
Is There An Ancient Celtic Queen Buried at Platform 9 3/4?
History
Why Billy the Kid's Tombstone Says 'Pals'
History
When People Thought Sharks Were Harmless
Politics
The Hot Seats: 5 Famous Senate Desks
Movies
Meet George Murphy, the Tap-Dancing Senator
Movies
16 High-Flying Facts About 'The Rocketeer'
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Kate Shelley, Railroad Heroine
TV
13 Out-of-This World Facts About 'Mork & Mindy'
Movies
6 Misspellings on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Music
The Mountain That Inspired "America the Beautiful"
History
The Man Who Tightroped Niagara Falls on Stilts
List
10 Fast Facts About the First Corvette
Movies
13 Fascinating Facts About 'Brave'
History
When U.S. President Grover Cleveland Served As an Executioner
Movies
13 Foreboding Facts About 'The Omen'
History
Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making
Movies
12 Pieces of Disney Memorabilia You Can Own
Animals
Understanding 'Dory': 5 Facts About the Pacific Blue Tang
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Hubert Humphrey
Architecture
Why the Empire State Building Sends a Father’s Day Card Every Year
TV
13 Kooky Facts About 'The Addams Family'
Movies
The True Story Behind 'The Natural'
History
Grand Old Ideas: 10 Alternative Designs for the American Flag
History
Lord Byron's Poetic Goodbye to His Best Friend
Movies
10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign
Music
How the Rat Pack Got Its Name
Art
London's Tribute to Tragic Tales of 'Heroic Self-Sacrifice'
Movies
Happy Birthday to the Drive-In Movie Theater!
Books
12 Busy Facts About Richard Scarry
List
36 Celebrities Who Served Our Country
History
The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe
Art
5 Rejected Designs for the Lincoln Memorial
Art
Artist Yarnbombs 130-Year-Old Building With Over 1000 Knitted Squares
List
4 Fascinating Facts About John Wayne
Fun
Celebrate Tap Dance Day With 12 Famous Routines
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