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

10 Geeky Place Card Ideas for Thanksgiving
11 Oo-De-Lally Facts About Robin Hood
The Right Stuff(ing): 11 Variations on the Turducken
The Original Names of 10 Cartoon Characters
The “Castle” in the Middle of Death Valley
11 Controversies Caused by Cartoons 
Grave Sightings: William Henry Harrison
Why There Are So Many Bicycles in the Netherlands
14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo
How a Handkerchief Led to Black Bart’s Capture
The Stories Behind 8 "Witch" Graves
18 "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Facts About 'Mary Poppins'
Theodore Roosevelt's Lost Love
Someone Made a Real Version of Andy's Room From 'Toy Story 3'
How 8 Iconic Horror Movie Villains Were Created
The Time Wes Craven Called Out a High School in the 'Scream' Credits
The Bizarre Lead Mask Deaths of 1966
London's Skyscraper Sepulcher: The Corpse Pyramid That Almost Was
The Original Names of 10 U.S. Landmarks
The Death-Defying Adventures of Emily the Cow
The Town Built On Asbestos (Population: 3)
What Hägar the Horrible and the Chiquita Banana Girl Have in Common
Henry Shrapnel's Deadly Legacy
Melvil Dewey's Dark Side
Grave Sightings: Calamity Jane
What's Wrong With This Stamp?
Live From the White House: The First-Ever Televised Presidential Speech
10 Fast Food Workers Who Redefined Customer Service
The Great Peshtigo Fire: The Deadliest Blaze You've Never Heard Of
The Time a Drunk Pilot Landed On a Manhattan Street
The Treehouse Bars of Paris
10 Twangy Facts About Disney's Country Bear Jamboree
The First-Ever Loch Ness Monster Sighting
The Deadly Train Crash That Started a Trend
Soothe Yourself With "Drunk Tank" Pink
18 Disney Movies That Were Never Made
Grave Sightings: William McKinley
10 Names the Seven Dwarves Could Have Had
The Time Max Headroom Hijacked Two Networks
When Work Drives You Mad: Tales from the Deadly "Loony Gas" Building
The Faces Behind 7 Famous Voices
Theodore Roosevelt and the First Presidential Car Ride
Inside Disney World's Secret "Tunnels"
The Alternate-Universe Careers of 5 Celebrities
6EQUJ5: The Wow! Signal
How Barbra Streisand Inspired the “Streisand Effect”
The Scary, Real Life Inspiration for 'Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH'
Grave Sightings: Raymond Johnson Chapman
When Stonehenge Was Privately Owned
Minnesota's Take On 'Duck, Duck, Goose'


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