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

Live from the Iowa Caucus
Des Moines Rock City
11 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story (even though you've seen it 90 times)
8 Reasons to Love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Eight (and a half) People Whose Jobs Actually Killed Them
Lessons From My Broken Toe
8 Fairy Tales And Their Not-So-Happy Endings
Seven Historical Figures Who Married Their Cousins
9 Things That Might Kill You (If They Actually Exist)
10 Legendary Cartoon Voices (and where else you may have heard them)
Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation: Turkey
Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation: Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation: Yams & Sweet Potatoes
Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation: Cranberry Sauce
Famous Wiener Dogs in History
Eight Strikes that Turned Ugly (or Inspired Keanu Reeves Movies)
Sweet Talk: The Big Day
Sweet Talk, Day Five: Popcorn Balls
Sweet Talk, Day Four: M&M's
Sweet Talk, Day Three: Caramel & Candy Apples
Sweet Talk, Day Two: Tootsie Rolls
Sweet Talk, Day One: Snickers
Armchair Field Trip: Gorging on Fried Foods at the State Fair of Texas
Armchair Field Trip: The Grassy Knoll
Seven Curses That Seem To Be Doing Their Jobs (plus that Billy Goat one)
Six Cool Plants I Would Find A Way To Kill
12 College Classes We Wish Our Schools Had Offered
Frankenfoods: Six Snacks Prepared In The Lab
Armchair Field Trip: The Corn Palace


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