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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
10 Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Grave Sightings: Walter Cronkite
List
9 Trademarked Colors
11 High-Flying Facts About 'Plane Crazy'
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Charlie Parker
Big Question
What's the Difference Between Stock and Broth?
Seeing Red That Crayola is Ditching Dandelion? These Crayons Will Help.
J.M. Barrie’s Literary All-Star Cricket Team
TV
15 Things You Didn't Know About 'DuckTales'
Article
Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?
The Men Who Claimed to Own Outer Space
History
10 Other Things That Happened on May 5
Fun
You Can Dive Into Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin
Why Police Started Wearing Gloves at Crime Scenes
List
11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books
Big Question
Why Is There a Huge Cotton Ball in My Aspirin Bottle?
History
How Guglielmo Marconi Cheated Death—Twice
History
Bess Truman and the Unbreakable Champagne Bottle
Odds/Ends
11 Easy Ways to Be Greener on Earth Day
Big Question
What Is the Meaning Behind "420"?
List
10 Items You Should Keep In Your Freezer
Sports
11 Fast Facts About the Boston Marathon
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Harry Truman
The Presidents
John Wilkes Booth's Three Plots Against Lincoln
History
The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions
Big Question
When Was the First Pizza Delivery?
History
Meet Nicholas Winton, the Man Known as "Britain's Schindler"
Big Question
How Does Google Maps Know Where Traffic Is?
History
This Giant Bed Is a Tourist Attraction From Shakespeare's Day
History
James K. Polk's Remains May Be Moving to a Fourth Grave
History
11 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by Kids
Geography
If You Find Yourself Stranded on a New Zealand Island, Look for One of These
Big Question
Is 'Hangry' Real?
Art
Why the Laocoön Sculpture Had the Wrong Arm for Four Centuries
Movies
15 Enchanting Facts About 'Beauty and the Beast'
List
The Forgotten Uses of 8 Everyday Objects
Food
10 Delicious Facts About McDonald's Shamrock Shake
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Bob Ross
Books
The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books
Weird
The Church With a Cemetery in the Basement
Fun
Meet the Man Who Claimed to Have the World's Longest Last Name
History
Why Was Andrew Johnson Impeached?
Big Question
What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?
Movies
10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars
Big Question
Why Do I Have to Put My Phone in Airplane Mode?
Big Question
What Are Those White Marks on Your Fingernails?
Art
Yves Klein: The Artist Who Invented a Color
History
The International Distress Signal That Predates 'SOS'
List
12 Shocking Secrets Spilled to Oprah
Books
11 Facts About Robert Frost
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