Mormonism has entered the mainstream consciousness. The year 2012 had not one but two Mormon presidential candidates and the "Book of Mormon" is a Broadway smash hit. Celebrities have brought the faith into the news, through people like Stephanie Lee Meyer’s and Glenn Beck. Still, many of us remain in the dark about the Mormon faith despite it being one of the fastest growing religions in America. It’s not entirely surprising given that most Americans still associate the religion with sister wives (which was actually abandoned by the church in 1890). So what accounts for Mormonisms transformation from America's pariah religion to the dead-center of the mainstream? Here's a look at surprising facts about Mormons, some of which might account for the church's meteoric rise over the past century.