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

Why Was Paul McCartney Barefoot on the Cover of Abbey Road?
10 Surprising Facts About Freddie Mercury
8 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say
10 Things You Might Not Know About Dorothy Parker
How Lizzie Borden Spent Her Life After Being Acquitted
10 Famous Americans Who Were Born on the Fourth of July
9 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day Like a POTUS
10 Fascinating Facts About Princess Diana
The Names of 10 Fireworks Effects
9 Other Things That Happened on July 4
No Air Conditioner Needed! 11 Life Hacks for Staying Cool This Summer
10 Facts About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl
9 Surprising Facts About Maurice Sendak
14 Fascinating Facts About Marilyn Monroe
Where Exactly Is Anne Boleyn's Body?
The Very Real Events That Inspired Game of Thrones's Red Wedding
The Real-Life Walk of Shame That Inspired Cersei's Game of Thrones Atonement
Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?
11 Easy Ways to Be Greener on Earth Day
16 Unforgettable Facts About Dumbo
10 Surprising Facts About Nancy Drew
11 Fun Facts About Barbie
The Stories Behind 10 Famous Johnny Cash Songs
The Time Nikola Tesla Paid for His Hotel Room With a 'Death Ray'
Presidents Day vs. President's Day vs. Presidents' Day: Which One Is It?
10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars
Vinnie Ream: The Teen Who Met With Abraham Lincoln for 30 Minutes Every Day
It Was 55 Years Ago Today: 10 Facts About The Beatles's 'Ed Sullivan Show' Debut
15 Magical Facts About Wicked
53 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party
6 Nonexistent People Who Received Oscar Nominations
11 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted—and Why
What Happened to the Physical Copy of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech?
The $13,000 Epiphany That Made Orville Redenbacher a National Popcorn King
25 Odd Items Dropped for New Year's Eve Celebrations
The Original Reviews of 10 Classic Christmas Movies
15 Intriguing Facts About Walt Disney
12 Shiny Facts About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10 Facts About the Mall of America
The Tragic End to Franklin Pierce's Friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne
How Are Balloons Chosen for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
12 Festive Facts About A Christmas Story
13 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Goody
10 Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
11 Honorable Ways You Can Help Veterans
The Real Names of 42 Fictional Characters
10 Saccharine Facts About Sweetest Day
10 Ways to Identify a Witch
10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned
5 Fast Facts About Billy the Kid


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