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

The Quick 10: The Origins of 10 of Your Favorite Muppets
The Quick 10: The 10 Biggest Job Irritations
The Quick 10: 10 Strange and Wonderful Festivals
The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Men of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Quick 10: 10 Foods Named After People
The Quick 10: 10 Interesting Runestones
The Quick 10: The 10 Most Annoying Songs Ever
The Quick 10: Top Ten (20, really) Names for Dogs
The Quick 10: 10 Best-Selling Albums
The Quick 10: The 10 Oldest, Still-Functioning Universities in the World
It's Raining, It's Pouring: 6 Awful Floods
The Quick 10: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Mr. Wizard
The Quick 10: The 10 Worst-Paying Jobs in America
The Quick 10: The 10 Best-Paying Jobs in America
The Quick 10: The 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever
7 Works of Art That Are Taking a Beating
College Weekend: The Trilogy
The Quick 10: 10 Incidents at the Bermuda Triangle
The Quick 10: 10 Uninhabited Spots in the U.S.
The Quick 10: How 10 Bands Got Their Names
The Quick 10: 10 Common Words That Used To Be Trademarked
The Quick 14: The 14 Eight-Thousanders
Happy Anniversary, Lincoln Memorial!
The Quick 10: 10 Placeholder Names You Probably Didn't Know
The Quick 10: 10 Problems Solved By MacGyver
The Quick 10: The Ten
The Quick 10: 10 Eighth Wonders of the World
The Quick 10: the 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Time
10 Fake Archaeological Finds
The Quick 10: the 10 Most Expensive Places to Buy Gas
The Quick 10: 10 People Killed in Duels
The Quick 10: The 10 Longest Novels Ever
The Quick 10: 10 Famous Military Brats
The Quick 10: The 10 Top-Selling Video Game Franchises
The Quick 10: 10 High I.Q. Societies I'll Never Get Into
The Quick 10: 10 Remedies King Henry VIII Tried That You Probably Want to Avoid
The Quick 10: 10 of the Most Common Place Names in the U.S.
The Quick 10: How 10 Well-Known Beverages Got Their Names
12 TV Shows Canceled After One Episode
The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Natural Disasters
7 Famous Polygamists (and their many, many wives)
6 Labyrinths To Get Lost In (not counting the David Bowie movie)
10 Things You Should Know Before Boarding an "Unsinkable" Oceanliner
6 Acrostics You May Not Have Noticed
The Stories Behind 10 Famous Product Placements
5 Ways Your Dog Could Be Living in the Lap of Luxury
Sharing My Love For (Plus 9 Fun Facts About) The Sims
Names Too Long For Name Tags (Even Comically Oversized Ones)
College Weekend Part Deux
Armchair Field Trip: House on the Rock (read at your own risk)


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