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 a Charm Bracelet Inspired the Monopoly Tokens
The Way to Lincoln’s Heart: Mary Todd’s Courting Cake
The Curious Tradition of Valentine's Day Hate Mail
10 Famous Residents of McLean Psychiatric Hospital
Trailer Tuesday: Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger
The Cast of Teen Witch, 24 Years Later
The First-Ever Footage of a Giant Squid in its Natural Habitat
10 Other Doomsday Predictions That Were Not Correct
Dragon Spotted Over Disney World
12 Characters From Your Childhood Voiced by Tim Curry
11 Internet-Related Plots from '90s TV Shows
10 Twinkie Talking Points
11 Acts of Kindness in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Wreck-It Ralph
25 College Classes Based on TV Shows
Why Do Nebraska and Maine Split Electoral Votes?
The Dixville Notch Results Are In
11 NaNoWriMo Books That Have Been Published
A Paranormal Activity-Style Engagement...At Disneyland
5 Books Dictated From Beyond the Grave
Can You Tattoo a Corpse? And Four Other Fascinating Facts About Death
11 Creative Breakthroughs People Had in Their Sleep
Your Favorite Authors Are Frauds: 6 Famous Ghostwriters
The West Coast EPCOT That Never Was
7 Politicians Who Appeared on Game Shows
11 Monarchs Who Went Insane
12 College Courses We Wish Our Schools Had Offered
10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers
11 Songs Inspired by Literature
The Stories Behind 15 Albums Named After Numbers, Featuring a Lot of Van Halen
The Time They Used a Cigarette Lighter to Light the Olympic Torch
The Best-Selling Greeting Card of All Time
The Full Names of 26 One-Name Celebrities
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sad Readers
4 Olympians Who Sold Their Gold Medals (And One Who Tried)
11 TV Theme Songs That Secretly Have Lyrics
17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else
Andy Griffith Sings the Lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song
Armchair Field Trip: Iowa's Stonehenge
8 Clips of Morgan Freeman Being Awesome on The Electric Company
10 James Joyce Facts in Honor of Bloomsday
11 Game Show Hosts and Their Musical Aspirations
How Photos of Tank Man Were Smuggled Out of China
30 Famous People With Law Degrees
Does the Key to the City Actually Open Anything?
If You Can’t Smell, Can You Taste?
The Time Groucho Marx Did the Charleston on Hitler's Grave
8 Celebrities Arrested for Obscenity (and What It Was They Said or Did)
12 Attempts to Bribe Celebrities for Worthy Causes
From Petey P. Cup to Prosty the Spokesgland: 11 Unbelievable Healthcare Industry Mascots


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