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

Yes, Virginia, There Was a Merlin
The Chilling Tale of James Bedford, Cryonics Pioneer
Bikini Birthdays: Bathing Suits and Bombs
Want to Live to 100? Move to One of These Five Areas
The Mount Everest Graveyard
The Silly Putty Smackdown: Wright vs Warrick
How the Gas Pump Knows When to Shut Off
Real-Life Zombie Emergency Plans (and a giveaway!!)
Now You Know
A Very Tiny Dollhouse with Very Big Treasures
How a Friendly Writing Contest Resulted in Three Literary Classics
Best Directions Ever: "Take the Exit that Goes Through the Office Building"
Why the Red Telephone Box was Almost Silver and Other Facts About the K6
All Roads Lead to D.C.
He Put the "Tupper" in Tupperware
Battle of the Babies: a White House Brawl
From Film to Freedom: The Leica Freedom Train
The [adjective] History of Mad Libs
Who Was the Unknown Rebel?
The Skinny on Your Favorite Cocktail Treats
The Quick 10: The Last 10 Words of the 2011 Scripps Spelling Bee
The Quick 10: 10 Iconic Movie Costumes Owned By Debbie Reynolds
The Quick 10: The Price of 10 Pieces of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia
The Quick 10: The Chrysler Building
Five Words Worth $400 Million
Bringing a Different Meaning to the "Crown" Jewels
The Quick 10: The New York Public Library Turns 100!
How Teddy Roosevelt Ended Up With Abe Lincoln’s Hair
Lincoln Logs' Famous Inventor - and How Much He Sold Out For
The Shocking Truth About the Las Vegas Strip
What Pope John Paul II Did with the Bullet that Nearly Killed Him
The Quick 10: 10 Things Yogi Berra Actually Said
The White House Prom of '75
The Quick 10: 10 Names That Were Already Taken
The Wheaton and Other Unusual Units of Measurement
The Quick 10: The 10 Best Characters You've Never Seen
The Quick 10: The Stories Behind 10 Celebrity Nicknames
The Quick 10: 10 Obscure Disney Characters
The Quick 10: 10 Evil Lairs
The Quick 10: 10 Interesting Prints at Grauman's Chinese Theater
The Quick 10: 10 Buildings by the Prolific Charles Bulfinch
The Quick 10: 10 Royal Wedding Presents to Avoid
10 Weird Tax Deductions Other People Got Away With
The Quick 10: 10 Celebrity Zoo Residents
The Quick Nine: Nine Food Trucks
Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Hugh Hefner)
The Quick 10: Everybody's Looking Forward to the Weekend, Weekend
The Quick Seven: Seven Sandwich Stories
The Quick 10: 10 of the Most Expensive Desserts Ever
The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Sports Logos Ever


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