Inquiring Minds

Tue
18
Aug

Inquiring Minds: Minnesotans speak Latin?

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’d like to know how to pronounce Latin name for the Minnesota native plant, the pink lady slipper.

Tue
11
Aug

Inquiring Minds: Where did ‘left’ and ‘right’ start?

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.  When we talk about extremist political groups, we often describe them as “far-left” or “far-right” groups.  But where do those directions come from?  Why don’t we call them “deep blue” or “dark red” groups instead?

 

 

Tue
04
Aug

Inquiring Minds: It’s red; there’s a rooster on the bottle . . .

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’s the name of that really hot sauce that comes from Vietnam? It comes in a red plastic bottle.

 

 

Thu
23
Jul

Inquiring Minds: What was that spooky show?

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’s a TV show I saw years ago that has haunted me ever since. I think it was an episode of the Twilight Zone. In the program, there was a monster crouching on the wing of a passenger plane and only one man could see it. Can you help me identify the program?

 

 

Thu
16
Jul

Inquiring Minds: Singin’ cowboys

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 was the name of Gene Autry’s horse?

 

 

Tue
07
Jul

Inquiring Minds: Can I make a book request?

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 I request that the Library buy a new book by my favorite author as an e-book? I’d love to be able to read more library books on my e-reader.

 

 

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?”

 

 

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