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

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
'Jeopardy!' Facts
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
Presidents Day vs. President's Day vs. Presidents' Day: Which One Is It?
Bubble Wrap Facts
People Who Misplaced Their Oscars
Where Is the Original Copy of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech?
McDonald's Food Facts
Words That Are Trademarked
Archaic Christmas Carol Words Explained
Origins of Christmas Traditions
Walt Disney Facts
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' TV Special Facts
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Facts
When Mickey Mouse Was Banned
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?
How Lizzie Borden Spent Her Life After Being Acquitted
10 Facts About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl
9 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day Like a POTUS
9 Surprising Facts About Maurice Sendak
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
11 Easy Ways to Be Greener on Earth Day


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