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

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"
Vladimir Nabokov Talks Synesthesia
A Boy's Best Friend is His Mother: Everything You Need to Know About Norman Bates
6 Fictional Houses You Can Move Into
Other People Who Should Have Bewared the Ides
Trailer Thursday: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
5 Famous Filibusters
Why is Charles Schulz in the Hockey Hall of Fame?
6 Actors Who Have Both an Oscar and a Razzie
The Most Unexpected Oscar Swag Ever
How Red Velvet Cake Got Its Name
The Oscar Feud That Spans Seven Decades
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


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