Inquiring Minds

Wed
02
Mar

Inquiring minds: For the love of baseball

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. Who was Walter Ball?​

Sun
21
Feb

Inquiring minds: Mexican dessert is called flan

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’m supposed to bring a Mexican dessert to an international-themed dinner party. Can you make a suggestion? I don’t think I’ve ever had a Mexican dessert.

Sun
14
Feb

Inquiring minds: Did Hoover ever hold other jobs?

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. Did J. Edgar Hoover ever hold any other job than head of the FBI?​

Sun
07
Feb

Inquiring minds: Remembering the Hindenburg

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 percentage of the people on board the Hindenburg died in the crash?

Sun
31
Jan

Inquiring minds: Good news about whooping cranes

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. How many wild whooping cranes live in the United States?

Sun
24
Jan

Inquiring minds: Do you remember WTCN?

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. Back in the 1950s, there was a radio station that used to broadcast from the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis.  Can you tell me anything about it?

Sun
17
Jan

Inquiring minds: ‘Auld Lang Syne’ translation

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 all sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on New Year’s Eve, but most of us have no idea what those words actually mean.  Can you provide a translation?

 

Sun
10
Jan

Inquiring minds: Where did the word ‘gringo’ come from?

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 are the roots of the Spanish word “gringo?”  Does it come from an American song?

 

Tue
22
Dec

Inquiring minds: Buckwheat is not wheat

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. Is buckwheat gluten-free?
 

Sun
13
Dec

Inquiring minds: What does the Twelve Days of Christmas really mean?

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. Everybody talks about the Twelve Days of Christmas, but when do they begin and end?
 

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