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

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The Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10
Driving Miss Norma: One Nonagenarian's Epic Road Trip
Q&A: Alex Hirsch and Rob Renzetti on 'Gravity Falls' Fandom
The Original Names of 10 Sports
Q&A: Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell from the 'Missy Piggle-Wiggle' Series
When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli
7 of Gaston's Most Entertaining Fan Interactions at the Magic Kingdom
15 Fun Facts About 'Salute Your Shorts'
A Thrilling Disney Design: The Mary Poppins Ride That Could Have Been
15 Songs That Brought People Out of Comas
Grave Sightings: Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr.
That George Washington Portrait Saved by Dolley Madison Was Just a Copy
See a 4080-Piece LEGO Cinderella Castle Built in Stop-Motion
12 Facts About 'An American Tail'
25 of Dorothy Parker's Best Quotes
16 Clever Quips from Ogden Nash
How a Professor Turned Henry David Thoreau's Retreat Into a Video Game
The Time a U.S. Army Helicopter Dropped Snacks on Woodstock
Check Out the High-Tech Suit U.S. OIympic Rowers Are Wearing
11 Reasons Agatha Christie Was as Interesting as Her Characters
10 Head-Spinning Facts About Disney's Mad Tea Party Ride
Ice Cube and the Goodyear Blimp's Good Day
The Serial Killer Who Inspired Three Classic Horror Movies
Why Was Paul McCartney Barefoot on the Cover of 'Abbey Road'?
12 Olympians Who Don't Keep Their Medals in a Sock Drawer
The Ray Bradbury-Charles Addams Book That Could Have Been
Why Do Divers Go Hot Tubbing After a Dive?
The Story Behind Warren G. Harding's Mysterious Death
The Teen Who Met with Lincoln for 30 Minutes Every Day
The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon
The Time Hasbro Helped Fund an Operation for the Creator of 'Operation'
10 Facts About Author Lois Duncan
Martha Washington Called a Visit From Jefferson One of the Worst Experiences of Her Life
Is There An Ancient Celtic Queen Buried at Platform 9 3/4?
Why Billy the Kid's Tombstone Says 'Pals'
When People Thought Sharks Were Harmless
The Hot Seats: 5 Famous Senate Desks
Meet George Murphy, the Tap-Dancing Senator
16 High-Flying Facts About 'The Rocketeer'
Grave Sightings: Kate Shelley, Railroad Heroine
13 Out-of-This World Facts About 'Mork & Mindy'
6 Misspellings on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Mountain That Inspired "America the Beautiful"
The Man Who Tightroped Niagara Falls on Stilts
10 Fast Facts About the First Corvette
13 Fascinating Facts About 'Brave'
When U.S. President Grover Cleveland Served As an Executioner
13 Foreboding Facts About 'The Omen'
Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making


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