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

'The Star-Spangled Banner' Facts
Marilyn Monroe Facts
Facts You Might Not Know About Juneteenth
'Jeopardy!' Facts
10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People
Foreign Words With No English Equivalent
Misspellings on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
8 Things That Happened on Leap Day
Full Names of One-Name Celebrities
McDonald's Shamrock Shake Facts
Real Names of Fictional Characters
'Seinfeld' TV Show Facts
Presidents Day vs. President's Day vs. Presidents' Day: Which One Is It?
The Beatles's 'Ed Sullivan Show' Debut Music Facts
Super Bowl Facts
Bubble Wrap Facts
People Who Misplaced Their Oscars
Where Is the Original Copy of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech?
10 Facts About Harry Houdini
McDonald's Food Facts
Words That Are Trademarked
Archaic Christmas Carol Words Explained
Origins of Christmas Traditions
Classic Christmas Movie Original Reviews
Walt Disney Facts
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' TV Special Facts
The Bus Driver Who Had Rosa Parks Arrested
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Facts
When Mickey Mouse Was Banned
Turkey Animal Facts
Interesting Trees Around the World
10 Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
11 Ways to Help Veterans
'Hocus Pocus' Movie Facts
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
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


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