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

How Carly Gloge is Changing the Face of Toys
Grave Sightings: Lizzie Borden
Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland
How Pittsburgh Got Its "H" Back (and 7 Other Geographic Naming Oddities)
The Real Names of 10 Operation Ailments
Meet the Real Heisenberg
9 Sequels Written Decades After the Original Book
Grave Sightings: Herman "Ed" Hollis, Gangster Hunter
8 Times Fans Mailed Items to Studios to Save Their Shows
Grave Sightings: Tennessee Williams
Grave Sightings: Herbert Hoover
13 Quintessential '90s Moments from The Arsenio Hall Show
Where Did Tennis Get Its Scoring System?
Trailer Thursday: Peeples, Aftershock and Gatsby, Old Sport!
Grave Sightings: Andrew Carnegie
Breaking Bad as a 1995 Dramedy and 14 Other Recut Trailers
The Story Behind Stockholm Syndrome
Grave Sightings: Mother Goose
The Disney Songbook: Richard Sherman and Alan Menken in Concert
28 Foods Named After People
Grave Sightings: Joseph Schlitz, Brewing Magnate
Blurred Lines, Indeed: 11 Artists Accused of Music Plagiarism
The 35 Best Costumes from the D23 Expo
10 Couture Takes on Disney Princess Dresses
11 Fast Food Oddities Nobody Had Asked For
Disney Songwriting Legends Reflect on Their Careers
13 Houses With Secret Passageways
21 Band Names Based on TV Shows
The Final Resting Places of Howdy Doody and 10 Other Childhood Icons
10 Twinkie Facts for the Great Return
Death By Swallowing: 11 People Who Died After Eating Something Weird
10 Movies to Watch if You Loved Sharknado
Trailer Thursday: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2
The Last Words and Final Moments of 38 Presidents
9 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day Like a POTUS
The True Stories of 4 Victorian Fasting Girls
Trailer Thursday: The Heat and White House Down
8 Disney Sequels That Didn't Happen
Trailer Thursday: Zombies and Monsters!
9 Awards You Don't Want to Win
Trailer Thursday: Superman, Bling and the Apocalypse
Trailer Thursday: Interns, Purging and the Rapture
The Real-Life Events That Inspired Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode
Hairspray: Where Are They Now?
10 Little-Known Names of Famous Video Game Characters
24 Great Gatsby Facts
Trailer Thursday: After Earth, Now You See Me, Kings of Summer, The East
Trailer Thursday: The Hangover III, Epic, Before Midnight and Fast 6
Bates Motel Recap: Episode 10, "Midnight"
Trailer Thursday: Star Trek, Black Rock, Frances Ha, & The English Teacher


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