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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.

Movies
Trailer Thursday: Peeples, Aftershock and Gatsby, Old Sport!
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Andrew Carnegie
Fun
Breaking Bad as a 1995 Dramedy and 14 Other Recut Trailers
History
The Story Behind Stockholm Syndrome
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Mother Goose
Music
The Disney Songbook: Richard Sherman and Alan Menken in Concert
Food
28 Foods Named After People
Grave Sightings
Grave Sightings: Joseph Schlitz, Brewing Magnate
Music
Blurred Lines, Indeed: 11 Artists Accused of Music Plagiarism
Fun
The 35 Best Costumes from the D23 Expo
Pretty Pictures
10 Couture Takes on Disney Princess Dresses
Food
11 Fast Food Oddities Nobody Had Asked For
Q&A
Disney Songwriting Legends Reflect on Their Careers
List
13 Houses With Secret Passageways
Music
21 Band Names Based on TV Shows
List
The Final Resting Places of Howdy Doody and 10 Other Childhood Icons
List
10 Twinkie Facts for the Great Return
List
Death By Swallowing: 11 People Who Died After Eating Something Weird
Movies
10 Movies to Watch if You Loved Sharknado
Movies
Trailer Thursday: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2
The Presidents
The Last Words and Final Moments of 38 Presidents
The Presidents
9 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day Like a POTUS
List
The True Stories of 4 Victorian Fasting Girls
Movies
Trailer Thursday: The Heat and White House Down
Movies
8 Disney Sequels That Didn't Happen
Movies
Trailer Thursday: Zombies and Monsters!
List
9 Awards You Don't Want to Win
Movies
Trailer Thursday: Superman, Bling and the Apocalypse
Movies
Trailer Thursday: Interns, Purging and the Rapture
History
The Real-Life Events That Inspired Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode
Movies
Hairspray: Where Are They Now?
List
10 Little-Known Names of Famous Video Game Characters
List
24 Great Gatsby Facts
Movies
Trailer Thursday: After Earth, Now You See Me, Kings of Summer, The East
Movies
Trailer Thursday: The Hangover III, Epic, Before Midnight and Fast 6
TV
Bates Motel Recap: Episode 10, "Midnight"
Movies
Trailer Thursday: Star Trek, Black Rock, Frances Ha, & The English Teacher
TV
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 9: "Underwater"
List
Where Are They Now? 19 Child Stars of the '90s
TV
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 8: A Boy and His Dog
Movies
Trailer Thursday: Men of Iron and Ice. No George R.R. Martin required.
TV
Bates Motel Recap, E7: "The Man in Number 9"
List
11 People Who Bring the Muppets to Life
Movies
Trailer Thursdays: McConaughey Drawls, Wahlberg Brawls, the <em>Wedding</em> Appalls
TV
Bates Motel Recap, Episode Six: The Truth
History
7 Other Ammonium Nitrate Disasters
Big Question
Who Was "Miranda" of the Miranda Warning?
List
8 Inspiring Stories About Runners
Movies
Trailer Thursdays: Aliens, Devil DJs and a 12-Step Program
TV
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 5: "Ocean View"
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