Inquiring Minds

Tue
30
Jun

Inquiring minds: Slovenian beauty

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.  Can you tell me about the Slovenian bee hives?  I’ve heard that they are highly decorated and quite unique.

 

 

Sun
21
Jun

Inquiring minds: Is it hypo or hyper?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.  I can never remember.  What’s the name of the condition where you get so cold that you might die?  Is that called HYPOthermia or HYPERthermia?
 

 

Mon
15
Jun

Inquiring minds: Library’s stance on paper receipts

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. What is the Library doing to eliminate thermal paper and reduce altogether its use of paper receipts?

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Inquiring minds: Here's the 'dirt' on this cake

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. What is “dirt cake?”

 

 

Mon
01
Jun

Inquiring minds: Can I retrieve that returned item?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. By mistake, I put the talking book CD set that I’m currently listening to in the Library’s outside book drop when I was returning another item. Unfortunately, I still have one of the disks in my car. Is there any way you can retrieve the rest of the book for me, so that I can finish it? It was really good!

 

 

Sun
03
May

Inquiring minds: Serendipity and antibiotics

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.There is a word I just can’t seem to call to mind that means a “fortuitous happening” or a “happy coincidence.” Can you help?

 

 

Mon
27
Apr

Inquiring minds: Who does pay the most taxes?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. We are always hearing about the rich getting off free when it comes to taxes.  Is it really statistically true that “only the little people pay taxes”?
 

 

Mon
13
Apr

Inquiring minds: Name that tune

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. I woke up last night with a song with these words running through my mind:
“Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet anointed Solomon King.
And the people rejoiced, and said:
God save the King.”
Where does that come from?  I know I didn’t make it up.

 

Mon
06
Apr

Inquiring minds: I know that Easter is a moveable feast, but what is the latest date that it can possibly fall?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. I know that Easter is a moveable feast, but what is the latest date that it can possibly fall?

 

Wed
01
Apr

Inquiring minds: A ship named ‘Minneapolis’

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. In Erik Larson’s new book “Dead Wake” about the sinking of the ship Lusitania during World War I, he talks about a British ship named the “Minneapolis,” which was sunk by the Germans in 1916. How was it that the British named a battleship after a place in Minnesota? What was the connection?

 

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