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Past articles by Stacy:

8 Fascinating Facts About Howard Carter

It’s been a century since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of an obscure Egyptian pharaoh named Tutankhamen, kicking off a period of Egyptomania and a fascination with the pharaoh that endures to this day. → Read More

15 Fascinating Facts About Andrew Carnegie

Long before Musk, Zuck, and Bezos, Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest men in the world. But unlike his modern-day peers, Carnegie dedicated much of his life to getting rid of as much of his wealth as possible. → Read More

11 Freaky Facts About R.L. Stine's Goosebumps Series

In the three decades since its debut book, 'Welcome to Dead House,' the Goosebumps series has sold more than 400 million books worldwide. → Read More

What Is the Meaning Behind "420"?

Whether or not you’re a marijuana enthusiast, you’re probably aware that April 20 is an unofficial holiday for those who are. → Read More

17 Facts About Conspiracy Theories

From how long a "hoax" like the Apollo 11 moon landing could actually stay a secret to the conspiracy theory involving Queen Elizabeth I, here are the actual facts you need to know about conspiracy theories. → Read More

16 Priceless Things We've Lost Forever

From natural wonders like Guairá Falls to literary works from Hemingway and Byron to paintings by Picasso and Renoir, here's a list of just a few priceless things that are gone forever. → Read More

11 Facts About Judy Blume's 'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret'

'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,' may technically be middle-aged now—the frequently banned pre-teen tale by Judy Blume turned 50 in 2020—but its lessons are for the ages. → Read More

18 Fun Holidays From Around the World to Put On Your Calendar This Year

If you want to spice up your calendar for the upcoming year, look no further than the holidays on this list. → Read More

You Can Play Detective at Home With the New Murder Mystery Game Death at the Dive Bar

Indulge in your love of all things true crime with 'Death at the Dive Bar,' a new game from Hunt a Killer. → Read More

20 Unusual Clubs That Actually Exist

Did you know there's a club for people who have been ejected out of a plane, and an organization for people who are just ... happy? Read on to find out about those clubs and more. → Read More

His Fraudulency: Rutherford B. Hayes and the Contested Presidential Election of 1876

Though it was nearly 150 years ago, the outcome of the 1876 presidential election reverberates in America even today. → Read More

32 Surprising Facts About Jeopardy!

Since 1984, millions of viewers have spent their weeknights having their brain cells challenged by legendary 'Jeopardy!' game show host Alex Trebek. → Read More

10 Surprising Facts About Freddie Mercury

Before he was Queen's frontman, Freddie Mercury—who was born Farrokh Bulsara—was a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport. → Read More

8 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say

The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time. → Read More

41 Golden Facts About McDonald's

The Golden Arches used to serve peanut butter sandwiches and chili instead of Chicken McNuggets and McRibs. → Read More

10 Things You Might Not Know About Dorothy Parker

As a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was renowned for her scathing wit. → Read More

How Lizzie Borden Spent Her Life After Being Acquitted

Lizzie Borden may have been acquitted of the August 4, 1892 double-murder of her father and stepmother, but she quickly learned that not everyone was willing to let her off the hook. → Read More

10 Facts About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

In 1947, the seemingly everyday, innocent thoughts of a teen girl were published. But they weren’t so everyday: they were the thoughts of Anne Frank. → Read More

'Seinfeld' TV Show Facts

There’s a lot you might not know about 'Seinfed,' the show about nothing. Like how it was anything but a show about nothing. → Read More

Where Exactly Is Anne Boleyn's Body?

On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn was relieved of her head. So where is her body today? Much like Boleyn's life, it's complicated. → Read More