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

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
Bubble Wrap Facts
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
14 Fascinating Facts About Marilyn Monroe
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
Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?
11 Easy Ways to Be Greener on Earth Day
16 Unforgettable Facts About Dumbo
10 Surprising Facts About Nancy Drew
11 Fun Facts About Barbie
The Stories Behind 10 Famous Johnny Cash Songs
The Time Nikola Tesla Paid for His Hotel Room With a 'Death Ray'
Presidents Day vs. President's Day vs. Presidents' Day: Which One Is It?
Vinnie Ream: The Teen Who Met With Abraham Lincoln for 30 Minutes Every Day
It Was 55 Years Ago Today: 10 Facts About The Beatles's 'Ed Sullivan Show' Debut
15 Magical Facts About Wicked
53 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party
6 Nonexistent People Who Received Oscar Nominations
11 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted—and Why


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