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

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
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


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