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

Has JFK's Eternal Flame Ever Been Extinguished?
Wild Ride: When President Eisenhower Stopped to Pick Up Hitchhikers
Who Holds the Record for the Most Failed Supreme Court Justice Nominees?
The Aroma of Tacoma: Why One Washington City Is Known For Its Stench
5 Foods Thomas Jefferson Introduced or Made Popular in America
Why the Plastic Flamingo is the Official Bird of Madison, Wisconsin
Richard Nixon's Impromptu Piano Recital
How an Intern Developed Microsoft Solitaire
How Wil Wheaton Boosts Board Game Sales
This App Keeps Icelanders from Dating Their Relatives
Grave Sightings: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
8 Things That Will Get You Banned From Six Flags
8 Things That Happened on Leap Day
7 Songs That Sound Like They're About Women (But Aren't)
Why No One Wanted A&W's Third-Pound Burger
How the Tower Ladder Helped Make History
A Brush With Death in Baltimore? The Other Lincoln Assassination Attempt
6 Things to Know About 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima'
The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words
10 Parents, Kids and Spouses of Popular Advertising Characters
7 Kids Who Wrote Letters to the People in Charge
10 Commonly Stolen Street Signs
The First-Ever Election Controversy
10 Things We Know About Shanghai Disney
25 Intriguing Facts About Ohio
15 Souvenirs Film Stars Took From the Set
10 Driven Facts About 'Happy Gilmore'
10 Surprising Grammy Winners
11 Famous Misquotations and What Was Really Said
Meet 5 Other Famous Abe Lincolns
10 DIY Valentines For the Geeks You Love
25 Well-Tuned Facts About Tennessee
The Ongoing Mystery of the 'Devil's Footprints'
12 Magical Facts About 'Peter Pan'
Who Was Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue"?
Grave Sightings: Richard Gatling
Listen to These 7 Sound Sculptures
9 Facts About the Iowa Caucus
The Reason Porky Pig Stutters
Why Ulysses S. Grant's Wife Always Posed in Profile
12 Black-and-White Facts About '101 Dalmatians'
The Surprising Story Behind George Washington's Inaugural Bible
The Time New York Banned Women From Smoking
Tootsie, the Singing Coyote
The $13,000 Epiphany That Made Orville Redenbacher a National Popcorn King
5 of Poe's Harshest Literary Criticisms
Grave Sightings: Dorothy Dandridge
How Johnny Cash Gave a Folsom Prison Inmate His Big Break
11 Controversial Vanity License Plates
The Guy Who Pushed a Peanut Up Pikes Peak—With His Nose


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