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: Take a Look, it's in a Book...
The Quick 10: Pansy O'Hara and the Near-Names of 10 Other Characters
The Quick 10: The Almost-Titles of 10 More Books
The Quick 10: The 10 Best Halloween Candies
10 Famous Books With Lesser-Known Subtitles
10 Embarrassing Phone Number Typos
History of the U.S.: Al Gore Really Did "Take the Initiative in Creating the Internet"
History of the World: Cable TV On, Women’s Shirts Off
Sesame Street Scandals
History of the U.S.: The Wizard of OSS
The Quick: 10 Companies That Had Fun with their Stock Ticker Symbols
History of the U.S.: A Chip Off of the Old Potato
The Quick 10: The 10 Cheesiest Movie Lines Ever
History of the U.S.: Libation Nation
The Quick 10: The Real People Behind 10 Literary Characters
History of the U.S.: A Ridiculously Long and Incomplete List of Things Ben Franklin Invented
The Quick 10: 10 Cool Corn Mazes
History of the U.S.: Benedict Arnold: He Coulda Been a Contender
The Quick 10: Proper Names With Punctuation
History of the U.S.: Abraham Lincoln, Psychic Friend
The Quick 10: 10 Gleeful Facts
History of the U.S.: $ymbol Minded
The Quick 10: 10 Failed Assassination Attempts
History of the U.S.: Ladies Love George Washington
The Quick 6: Six Unit Conversion Disasters
History of the U.S.: Rum Punch
The Quick 10: 10 Weird Caffeinated Products
History of the U.S.: The Not-so-microwave
The Quick 10: 10 Altered Images
History of the U.S.: Thomas Edison Gets Enlightened
The Quick 10: 10 First Magazine Covers
History of the U.S.: Matthew Perry Causes Chaos in Japan
The Quick 10: 10 Films Roger Ebert Really Loved
History of the U.S.: In Your Face, King George II
The Number of the Day: 17
The Quick 10: 10 Films Roger Ebert Hated
History of the U.S.: The Republic of Madawaska
The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”
The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Barbies
The Quick 10: 10 Giant Creatures
The Quick 10: 10 Works of Post-it Art
The Quick 10: 10 Trees That Changed the World
The Quick 10: Konami Code Sites
The Quick 10: The 10 Tallest Statues in the World
The Quick 10: 10 of the Biggest Movie Failures Ever
14 Fun Facts About 'The Aristocats'
The Quick 10: People Who Got Their Starts on Pee-Wee's Playhouse
The Quick 10: 10 Completely Fake News Stories
The Quick 10: 10 Famous Only Children
The Quick 10: 10 Mating Rituals We're Glad Humans Don't Do


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