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

Lizzie Borden: 11 Fascinating Facts
The Truth About The Phantom of the Opera
'Hocus Pocus' Movie Facts
The Origins of 25 Fall Traditions
32 Surprising Freddie Mercury Facts
The Nautical Roots of 11 Common Phrases
13 Classic Children's Books That Started as Bedtime Stories
10 People Who Died After Eating Something Weird
16 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else
6 Olympians Who Sold Their Medals (And One Who Tried)
11 Memorable Facts About Alex Trebek
25 of the Most Covered Songs in Music History
The Fourth Type of Olympic Medal and 5 People Who Have Won It
41 Fascinating Facts About 'Seinfeld'
10 Famous Americans Who Were Born on the Fourth of July
17 Facts About Conspiracy Theories
Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making
11 Facts About 'Harriet the Spy'
12 Fascinating Facts About Juneteenth
How the Rainbow Flag Became Associated With LGBTQ Rights
24 Great Gatsby Facts
10 Facts About V.C. Andrews's 'Flowers in the Attic'
16 Priceless Things We've Lost Forever
Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?
25 Surprising Facts About 'Grey's Anatomy'
Stephen King Facts
How 10-Year-Old Samantha Smith Helped Ease Cold War Tensions
9 Things You Should Know About Ray Bradbury
15 Great F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions
8 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say
14 Experiments Gone Wrong
10 Facts About Harry Houdini
11 Facts About Judy Blume's 'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret'
7 Famous Author Feuds
10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People
11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books
10 Facts About The Beatles's 'Ed Sullivan Show' Debut
55 Facts About the Super Bowl
25 Fascinating Facts About Taxes
18 Fun Holidays From Around the World
11 Controversial Stamps
The Original Names of 10 Famous Fictional Characters
How 10 Classic Toys Were Invented
The Unsinkable Violet Jessop
Titanic: 10 Things You May Not Know About the "Unsinkable" Oceanliner
The Christmas Eve Fire That Destroyed the West Wing
'Death at the Dive Bar' Lets You Play Detective at Home
20 Unusual Clubs That Actually Exist
Original Reviews of 10 Classic Christmas Movies


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