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

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
10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure
21 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever
The Objects 10 Celebrities Took to the Grave
18 Fun Facts About 'Gravity Falls'
The Heroic Tale of Jesús García
The English Court Case Inspired By a 'Ghost'
The Supersized Scheme to Beat McDonald's Monopoly
Musical Roads: 5 Places Where the Streets Sing
15 Souvenirs Kept by TV Show Cast and Crew
When a Dinner Party Was Held in an Iguanodon
Meet the Mount Rushmore Baseball Team
5 Questions About Cranberries, Answered
10 Thought-Provoking Rod Serling Quotes
Why Nova Scotia Sends Boston a Christmas Tree Every Year
25 Neat Facts About Nebraska
Why Do We Hang Up Christmas Stockings?
25 Things You Should Know About Des Moines
13 Magical Facts About 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'
10 Unexpected Duties Performed by the Secret Service
The Fruitcake That Has Lasted Since the Hayes Administration
That Time a Guy Parachuted Onto Devils Tower
11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever
34 Creative Ideas for Your Elf On The Shelf
5 Ways Disney Pays Tribute to Old Attractions
22 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated
How the Grand Ole Opry Got Its Name
10 Places You Can See Oscars in Person
Melting Glaciers in Italy Reveal a Shocking Surprise: Century-Old Corpses
You Can Own a Piece of Disneyland St. Louis
Grave Sightings: Rutherford B. Hayes
When a Plane Hit the Empire State Building
After the Civil War, Some Southerners Went Farther South—to Brazil
Why Do Fevers Make Us Hot and Cold?
The Mysterious Death of the Somerton Man
Oglethorpe University's 'Crypt of Civilization'


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