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

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
James Blake: The Bus Driver Who Had Rosa Parks Arrested
'Jingle Bells' Was Written as a Thanksgiving Song
Turkey Animal Facts
Thanksgiving Facts
15 Surprising Facts About Wendy's
Michael Fagan: The Intruder in Queen Elizabeth II's Bedroom
Facts About Alex Trebek
Why Do Nebraska and Maine Split Electoral Votes?
Rutherford B. Hayes & the Contested Presidential Election of 1876
11 Monarchs Who Went Insane
Princess Diana Royal Family Facts
50 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated
Dorothy Parker Facts
Steve Martin Facts
Fun Facts About 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure'
Life Hacks for Staying Cool This Summer
Nelson Mandela Facts
11 Songs Inspired by Literature
Why Route 66 Was Decommissioned
8 Other Things That Happened on July 4
Alexander Hamilton’s Son Also Died in a Duel
Fireworks Effects Names
Who Was "Miranda" of the Miranda Warning?
'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


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