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

9 Things You Might Not Know About Maurice Sendak
11 Expert Tips for Adopting a Cat
14 Fascinating Facts About Marilyn Monroe
35 Celebrities Who Served Our Country
4 Fascinating Facts About John Wayne
10 Fun Facts About Grauman's Chinese Theatre
The Mysterious Case of the Severed Feet in British Columbia
11 Timeless Yogi Berra Quotes
15 Facts About Disney's Jungle Cruise
How Do You Get an Invite to the Royal Wedding?
The Curse on Shakespeare's Grave
10 Other Things That Happened on May 5
Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?
What Is the Meaning Behind "420"?
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
23 Brilliant Winter Tricks for Warming Your Home
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
FYI: 12 Facts About Murphy Brown
Pig Island: Sun, Sand, and Swine Await You in the Bahamas
20 of the Most Interesting Trees Around the World
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


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