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

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
6 Interns Who Ended Up Running the Company
9 Controversial Magazine Issues Too Inflammatory for Newsstands
Interesting College Courses at Sweet 16 Schools
11 of the Most Beloved Sherman Brothers Songs
7 Children's Books Written in Response to Other Books
Mikhail Gorbachev: Pizza Hut Spokesman
Edgar Allan Poe's Eerie Richard Parker Coincidence
14 Movie Cameos by the Authors of the Original Books
There Really Is a Little Debbie
10 Ways the CIA Tried to Kill Castro
From Curing Dandruff to Finding You a Husband: 11 Amazing Benefits of Listerine
"Tweet Me," "Mommy Issues" and More Offbeat Valentine's Day Candy Hearts
In the 1930s, a Mono-Named Mannequin Took New York by Storm
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary, the Poe Toaster Failed to Show
Why Do People Say "Holy Mackerel"?
Is Sebastian from The Little Mermaid a Crab or a Lobster?
The Night They (Almost) Bombed Old Dixie Down
23 Bizarre Things Ceremonially Dropped on New Year's Eve
Elvis Presley: World’s Best Car Buyer
The Club with More U.S. Presidents than Skull and Bones
The Quick 10: A Christmas Carol
11 Christmas Songs That Never Really Took Off
The King of Dudes (Hint: It’s Not Jeff Bridges)
Months Before Lincoln Was Shot and Killed, He Was Almost Shot and Killed
9 Questionable Choices for Previous Super Bowl Halftime Shows
Where the Golden Arches Are Actually Turquoise
8 Accidental Charitable Donations
10 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say
How Much Would the Twelve Days of Christmas Actually Cost?
New Thanksgiving Tradition: The World's Biggest Disco
"Jingle Bells" Was Originally Written for Thanksgiving
Three White House Security Breaches (and Two Royal Run-Ins)
Tim Burton Perplexed That He Didn't Already Write Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The World’s Longest Christmas Card Exchange
The Case of the Missing Gordon from Sesame Street
Best Corporate Mascot Ever: Petey P Cup
Snow White: Not Just a Fairy Tale
The "Lyrical Embarrassment" that is the Sesame Street Theme Song
The Field of Dreams and Five Other Movie Pilgrimages You Can Make


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