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

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
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 9: "Underwater"
Where Are They Now? 19 Child Stars of the '90s
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 8: A Boy and His Dog
Trailer Thursday: Men of Iron and Ice. No George R.R. Martin required.
Bates Motel Recap, E7: "The Man in Number 9"
11 People Who Bring the Muppets to Life
Trailer Thursdays: McConaughey Drawls, Wahlberg Brawls, the <em>Wedding</em> Appalls
Bates Motel Recap, Episode Six: The Truth
7 Other Ammonium Nitrate Disasters
Who Was "Miranda" of the Miranda Warning?
8 Inspiring Stories About Runners
Trailer Thursdays: Aliens, Devil DJs and a 12-Step Program
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 5: "Ocean View"
Trailer Thursday: 42, Disconnect and Scary Movie V
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 4: "Trust Me"
10 Things to Remember About Annette Funicello
What Do Kirsten Dunst and Scott Disick Have in Common?
"The Sandlot": Where Are They Now?
The Faces Behind 31 Disney Villains
10 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated
Trailer Thursday: Dinosaurs, Teapots, and the Undead. Oh My!
Bates Motel, Episode 3: "What's Wrong with Norman?"
Trailer Thursday: G.I. Joe, Wrong, The Host, and more
Bates Motel Recap, Episode 2: "Nice Town You Picked, Norma."
Trailer Thursday: Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman and... Lindsay Lohan?!
The Pastries That Cost Santa Anna His Leg
Bates Motel Recap: Episode 1, "First You Dream, Then You Die"


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