Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Stacy Conradt has 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 twitter.com/stacy_writes.
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It’s been a century since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of an obscure Egyptian pharaoh named Tutankhamen, kicking off a period of Egyptomania and a fascination with the pharaoh that endures to this day.
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In the three decades since its debut book, 'Welcome to Dead House,' R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series has sold more than 400 million books worldwide.
Released almost 50 years ago, 'The Omen' still holds up as one of the scariest movies of all time.
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