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…”)
6 Bizarre Explanations from the set of Roseanne
The Early TV Appearances of 7 Big Stars
A 10 Fact Salute to Casey Kasem
Unbreakable: Sole Survivors of Tragic Plane Crashes
7 Dangerous Toys Kids Today Are Missing Out On
The Story of Anissa Ayala
RIP Billy Mays
R.I.P. Michael Jackson
R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett
Behind the Scenes at the Ballpark
Four Fathers on Father's Day
6 Stripes for Flag Day
5 TV Aunts Worth Remembering
5 Great Jewel Heists (and what you can learn from them)
5 Minor TV Characters who Hijacked the Show
The Last Moments of the Titanic
The Questionable Parenting Behind 5 Child Stars
Hear Them Roar! 6 More Women Who Beat the Boys
6 Remarkable Medical Gadgets
5 Old School Medical Dramas
5 Superior Mothers
8 Memorable TV Uncles
Catching Up With 6 Exercise Gurus
The Ad Council's Greatest Hits
Building Excitement No More: 5 Famous Pontiacs
R.I.P. Bea Arthur
How Earth Day & the Hapless Farmer from Green Acres Are Related
Happy Administrative Professionals Week!
RIP Marilyn Chambers (and a Brief History of Adult Entertainment)
7 Burning Questions About Air Travel
6 Shocking TV Deaths
Gag Me with a Gag: Practical Jokes
Results Not Typical: Celebrity Secrets Behind the Advertised Weight Loss
What Your Favorite Movies Were Almost Called
6 Things You Didn't Know About Leave It To Beaver!
TV Shows that Didn't Cut it Across the Pond
The 5pm Quiz: TV Production Tags
A Tribute to Our Favorite Monkee
4 Great American TV Shows Stolen from the British
Have a Happy"¦..Punctuation Mark.
6 Odd Moments in Oscar History
4 Memorable TV Crossovers
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Albert Einstein
Smearing Cream Cheese On Newborns & Other Stories About Famous Multiples
8 Unusual College Scholarships
3 Plane Crashes and Amazing Survival Stories
Little House on the Prairie
Hey, Hey, They're the Monkees: What John Lennon had to say about the band (and much, much more)
6 Things to Know about My Three Sons
8 Turkey Tales to Tell Next Thursday


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