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

10 Fascinating Facts About Mary Pickford
15 Things You Might Not Know About The Sandlot
The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions
15 Great F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
10 Pats Born on St. Patrick's Day
10 Not-So-Small Facts About the Volkswagen Beetle
Meet Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, the New Face on the Canadian $10 Bill
The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books
The Stories Behind 10 Johnny Cash Songs
23 Brilliant Winter Tricks for Warming Your Home
Where Should You Place the Apostrophe in President's Day?
10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars
What Song Is Played If an Athlete Not Representing a Country Medals?
How Finland's Snowboarding Coach Knits His Nerves Away
The Fourth Type of Olympic Medal and 5 People Who Have Won It
How Is the Olympic Flame Lit—and How Does It Stay Lit?
23 Things You Didn't Know Your Dishwasher Could Do—and 2 'Hacks' You Should Never Try
52 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party
FYI: 12 Facts About Murphy Brown
11 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted
6 Nonexistent People Who Were Nominated for Oscars
Pig Island: Sun, Sand, and Swine Await You in the Bahamas
20 of the Most Interesting Trees Around the World
What Happened to the Physical Copy of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech?
Grave Sightings: Hubert Humphrey
Alexander Hamilton’s Son Also Died in a Duel
12 People Who Died on Their Birthdays
10 Fun Facts About Paddington Bear
9 Victims of King Tut's Curse (And One Who Should Have Been)
12 Places That Rarely See Snow
10 Notable Gestation Periods in the Animal Kingdom
The Christmas Eve Fire That Destroyed the West Wing
10 Archaic Christmas Carol Words Explained
The Origins of 12 Christmas Traditions
The Time Sammy Davis Jr. Impersonated Michael Jackson
How the Civil War Inspired 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
11 Famous Men Who Used to Be Cheerleaders
The Terrible Crime at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 
10 Fast Facts About the Arc de Triomphe
10 Things You Might Not Know About Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
62 Years Ago, a Bus Driver Had Rosa Parks Arrested. It Wasn't Their First Encounter.
10 of the Most Covered Songs in Music History
15 Fascinating Facts About The Trouble With Harry
10 Celebrities Named in the Communist Scare
Grave Sightings: Joe DiMaggio
20 Thanksgiving Facts to Liven Up Your Meal
25 Things You Didn't Know About Turkeys
The Origins of 10 Thanksgiving Traditions
11 Times Mickey Mouse Was Banned
Tales from the Butterball Hotline


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