Kara Kovalchik

Writes about: Big Questions , tv , tvholic
Kara Kovalchik was born in Detroit and currently lives in the leafy suburb of Birmingham, MI, where she and her husband Sandy Wood spend their days ferreting out fun, fascinating trivial facts for mental_floss, Reader’s Digest, CNN Headline News, and a series of books (to name but a few of their projects). After more than 20 years of blissful togetherness, Sandy has learned to tolerate and even indulge Kara’s love of '70s music, classic TV sitcoms, kitschy collectibles, The Walking Dead, Lifetime movies, Mystery Science Theater 3000, sparkly silver spoon rings, true crime stories, and her “unequalled ability to be fascinated by absolutely nothing.” She enjoys hearing from readers, even the “I’m an 11-year-old boy named Kenny and my teacher made me write this” messages. (What she’s waiting for is an email that says “I’m a 45-year-old man named Norman Reedus and this fire in my loins made me write…”)
10 Things We No Longer See at Airports
When Are the Dog Days of Summer?
'Bohemian Rhapsody' Song Facts
Things We No Longer See on Airplanes
Aspects of Old Telephones That Might Confuse Younger People
Judge Judy Facts
'Little House on the Prairie' TV Series Facts
11 Retro Grooming Products That Kept Dads Looking Dapper
18 Surprising Facts About Frasier
What Is One Hour Martinizing?
15 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About 'Taxi'
11 Sounds Today's Kids Have Probably Never Heard
10 Things You Might Not Know About Columbo
20 Things You Might Not Have Known About I Love Lucy
10 Things You Might Not Know About Good Times
What 7 Classic TV Shows Were Almost Called
6 Backdoor Pilots That Never Took Off
8 Dead Celebrities Brought Back to Life to Sell Stuff
16 Fun Facts About The Carol Burnett Show
10 Surprising Facts About One Day at a Time
11 Smells That Are Slowly Disappearing
11 Defunct Restaurant Chains That Are Sorely Missed
8 Jolly Happy Facts About Frosty the Snowman
Dangerous Toys from Decades Past
13 Fun Facts About Newhart
20 Fun Facts About The Golden Girls
Why Do Male Lions Have Manes?
9 Outdoor Games Today’s Kids Probably Don’t Know How to Play
The Possible Origins of 7 Instantly Recognizable Visual Clichés
8 Vintage Hairstyling Products Your Grandmother Probably Swore By
How Did "Jones" Come to Mean "Craving"?
15 Awfully Big Facts About 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'
11 Golden Girls References Explained for Younger Viewers
Why Are Inferior Things Referred to as “Chopped Liver”?
What’s the Difference between 'Ghostbusters' and 'The Real Ghostbusters'?
Why Is an Informant Called a “Stool Pigeon”?
Why Do We Refer to Splitting a Bill as "Going Dutch"?
Why Does the Snooze Button Give You Only 9 More Minutes of Sleep?
11 Fun Facts About ‘Match Game’
What's the Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket?
10 Fun Facts About ‘$100,000 Pyramid’
10 Stand-Up Facts About ‘To Tell the Truth’
11 Fun Facts About ‘My Three Sons’
10 Bang, Zoom Facts About ‘The Honeymooners’
How Did Saloons in the Old West Lock Their Doors at Night?
Movie Star-Filled Music Videos from the 1980s
12 Perfectly Arranged Facts About 'Designing Women'
10 Snacks to Enhance Your Movie-Watching Experience
16 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Brady Bunch'
10 Things You No Longer See in Hotels


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