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

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)
25 Odd Items Dropped for New Year's Eve Celebrations
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
12 Shiny Facts About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Original Reviews of 10 Classic Christmas Movies
Grave Sightings: Joe DiMaggio
20 Thanksgiving Facts to Liven Up Your Meal
How Are Balloons Chosen for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
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
10 Charming Quirks of Old Houses
11 Honorable Ways You Can Help Veterans
12 Brazzle-Dazzle Facts About Pete's Dragon
9 Spoonerisms (and Other Twists of the Tongue)
10 Victims of the Hope Diamond Curse
12 Facts About Disney's The Jungle Book
P.G. Wodehouse's Exile from England
10 Fast Facts About Wrigley Field
Mata Hari: Famous Spy or Creative Storyteller?
13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky
10 People With Photographic Memories
14 Things You Owned in the '70s That are Worth a Fortune Now
15 Happy Meal Toys Worth Big Bucks on eBay
15 Children's Books No One Reads Now
14 Facts About Disney's Adventurers Club
32 Things You Should Know About Epcot
16 of Truman Capote's Fiercest Insults
10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned
10 Terrific Facts About Stephen King
10 Fun Facts About Play-Doh
11 Surprising Facts About Kidz Bop


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