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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.

History
The Time New York Banned Women From Smoking
History
Tootsie, the Singing Coyote
Food
The $13,000 Epiphany That Made Orville Redenbacher a National Popcorn King
List
5 of Poe's Harshest Literary Criticisms
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Dorothy Dandridge
Music
How Johnny Cash Gave a Folsom Prison Inmate His Big Break
List
11 Controversial Vanity License Plates
History
The Guy Who Pushed a Peanut Up Pikes Peak—With His Nose
List
10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure
List
21 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever
List
The Objects 10 Celebrities Took to the Grave
TV
18 Fun Facts About 'Gravity Falls'
History
The Heroic Tale of Jesús García
History
The English Court Case Inspired By a 'Ghost'
Food
The Supersized Scheme to Beat McDonald's Monopoly
Travel
Musical Roads: 5 Places Where the Streets Sing
TV
15 Souvenirs Kept by TV Show Cast and Crew
History
When a Dinner Party Was Held in an Iguanodon
History
Meet the Mount Rushmore Baseball Team
Food
5 Questions About Cranberries, Answered
TV
10 Thought-Provoking Rod Serling Quotes
History
Why Nova Scotia Sends Boston a Christmas Tree Every Year
Travel
25 Neat Facts About Nebraska
Music
How the Civil War Inspired “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
Big Question
Why Do We Hang Up Christmas Stockings?
Travel
25 Things You Should Know About Des Moines
Movies
13 Magical Facts About 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'
The Presidents
10 Unexpected Duties Performed by the Secret Service
Weird
The Mysterious Cases of Severed Feet in British Columbia
Food
The Fruitcake That Has Lasted Since the Hayes Administration
History
That Time a Guy Parachuted Onto Devils Tower
List
11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever
Fun
34 Creative Ideas for Your Elf On The Shelf
List
5 Ways Disney Pays Tribute to Old Attractions
Movies
22 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated
Music
How the Grand Ole Opry Got Its Name
List
10 Places You Can See Oscars in Person
History
Melting Glaciers in Italy Reveal a Shocking Surprise: Century-Old Corpses
History
You Can Own a Piece of Disneyland St. Louis
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Rutherford B. Hayes
List
12 Very Shiny Facts About 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'
History
When a Plane Hit the Empire State Building
History
After the Civil War, Some Southerners Went Farther South—to Brazil
Big Question
Why Do Fevers Make Us Hot and Cold?
List
10 Things You Might Not Know About Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Weird
The Mysterious Death of the Somerton Man
History
Oglethorpe University's 'Crypt of Civilization'
Travel
25 Amazing Facts About Iowa
Books
11 Things You Didn't Know About Black Beauty
Fun
10 Geeky Place Card Ideas for Thanksgiving
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