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 Things You Might Not Know About Juneteenth
10 Facts About Clifford the Big Red Dog
9 Things You Might Not Know About Maurice Sendak
11 Expert Tips for Adopting a Cat
14 Fascinating Facts About Marilyn Monroe
10 Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
35 Celebrities Who Served Our Country
4 Fascinating Facts About John Wayne
10 Things You Might Not Know About Steve Martin
10 Fun Facts About Grauman's Chinese Theatre
11 Fun Facts About Barbie
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
Why Do People Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?
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
The Stories Behind 10 Johnny Cash Songs
23 Brilliant Winter Tricks for Warming Your Home
Where Should You Place the Apostrophe in President's Day?
10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars
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
52 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party
FYI: 12 Facts About Murphy Brown
11 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted
6 Nonexistent People Who Were Nominated for Oscars
Pig Island: Sun, Sand, and Swine Await You in the Bahamas
20 of the Most Interesting Trees Around the World
What Happened to the Physical Copy of the 'I Have a Dream' Speech?
Grave Sightings: Hubert Humphrey
Alexander Hamilton’s Son Also Died in a Duel
12 People Who Died on Their Birthdays
10 Fun Facts About Paddington Bear
9 Victims of King Tut's Curse (And One Who Should Have Been)
25 Odd Items Dropped for New Year's Eve Celebrations
12 Places That Rarely See Snow


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