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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 twitter.com/stacy_writes.

List
10 Fun Facts About "It's A Small World"
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Jesse James
Movies
30 Pixar Easter Eggs to Look for Next Time
Books
10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: John Ringling
Movies
11 Disney Character Cameos in Other Disney Movies
Videos
44 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Don't Know
List
11 Treasure Hunting Tales
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: The Flying Wallendas
Movies
Real Oscar Stories: Philomena
Movies
Real Oscar Stories: American Hustle
The Presidents
Ronald Reagan and His Six-Year-Old Pen Pal
Movies
13 Sleeping Beauty Facts That Are Anything But a Snooze
TV
16 Things You Can Watch Instead of the Super Bowl
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Oscar Wilde
List
10 Versions of Poe's "The Raven"
List
11 of the Professor's Best Inventions on Gilligan's Island
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Jack Daniel
Food
11 Desserts That Changed the World
List
10 Things We Learned from a Q&A with Charles Schulz's Wife
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Jimmy Stewart
List
16 People Who Tweeted Themselves Into Unemployment
List
25 More Holiday Movie Facts
History
Livingston v Moore: The Trial to Decide Who Wrote "A Visit From St. Nicholas"
History
Disney on Ice: The Truth About Walt Disney and Cryogenics
List
The Historical Gift Guide: 15 of the Greatest Gifts in the History of Presents
List
11 Times the Holidays Resulted in a Fa-La-La-La-Lawsuit
Movies
12 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story (Even Though You've Seen It 90 Times)
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Boot Hill
Books
15 Classic Children's Books That Started as Bedtime Stories
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Larry Fine
Music
Was the Ghostbusters Theme Stolen from Huey Lewis?
List
The 13 Top Haunted Houses in the U.S.
List
The Faces Behind Disney's 11 Princesses
History
The Real-Life Murderess Behind the American Horror Story: Coven Character
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Food
Ooshma Garg's Peer-to-Peer Lasagna Company
Fun
How Carly Gloge is Changing the Face of Toys
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Lizzie Borden
History
Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland
History
How Pittsburgh Got Its "H" Back (and 7 Other Geographic Naming Oddities)
List
The Real Names of 10 Operation Ailments
TV
Meet the Real Heisenberg
Books
9 Sequels Written Decades After the Original Book
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Herman "Ed" Hollis, Gangster Hunter
TV
8 Times Fans Mailed Items to Studios to Save Their Shows
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Tennessee Williams
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Herbert Hoover
TV
13 Quintessential '90s Moments from The Arsenio Hall Show
Big Question
Where Did Tennis Get Its Scoring System?
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