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

12 Festive Facts About A Christmas Story
13 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Goody
The Real Names of 42 Fictional Characters
10 Saccharine Facts About Sweetest Day
10 Ways to Identify a Witch
10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned
5 Fast Facts About Billy the Kid
10 Fun Facts About Play-Doh
What 10 Classic Books Were Almost Called
20 Things You Didn't Know About Dairy Queen
10 Things You Might Not Know About Steve Martin
10 Famous Movie Lines You're Probably Misquoting
14 Single-Scoops You Didn't Know About Baskin-Robbins
8 Fake Brands Seen in Movies and TV Shows
10 Fascinating Facts About Gone With the Wind
How Jayne Mansfield Changed the Design of Tractor-Trailers
The 20 Most Annoying Songs Ever
12 Things You Might Not Know About Juneteenth
35 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated
Mr. T, Celebrity Bodyguard
10 Facts About Clifford the Big Red Dog
11 Expert Tips for Adopting a Cat
35 Celebrities Who Served Our Country
4 Fascinating Facts About John Wayne
10 Fun Facts About Grauman's Chinese Theatre
The Mysterious Case of the Severed Feet in British Columbia
11 Timeless Yogi Berra Quotes
15 Facts About Disney's Jungle Cruise
How Do You Get an Invite to the Royal Wedding?
The Curse on Shakespeare's Grave
10 Other Things That Happened on May 5
What Is the Meaning Behind "420"?
10 Fascinating Facts About Mary Pickford
15 Things You Might Not Know About The Sandlot
The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions
15 Great F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
10 Pats Born on St. Patrick's Day
10 Not-So-Small Facts About the Volkswagen Beetle
Meet Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, the New Face on the Canadian $10 Bill
The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books
23 Brilliant Winter Tricks for Warming Your Home
What Song Is Played If an Athlete Not Representing a Country Medals?
How Finland's Snowboarding Coach Knits His Nerves Away
The Fourth Type of Olympic Medal and 5 People Who Have Won It
How Is the Olympic Flame Lit—and How Does It Stay Lit?
23 Things You Didn't Know Your Dishwasher Could Do—and 2 'Hacks' You Should Never Try
FYI: 12 Facts About Murphy Brown
Pig Island: Sun, Sand, and Swine Await You in the Bahamas
Grave Sightings: Hubert Humphrey
Alexander Hamilton’s Son Also Died in a Duel


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