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 supposed to be an ancient Roman temple in Rome that has a dome with a hole in the middle that’s called the “eye” of the building. Can you help me identify it from this much information?
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?
Q. Who was Walter Ball?
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.
Q. Did J. Edgar Hoover ever hold any other job than head of the FBI?
Q. What percentage of the people on board the Hindenburg died in the crash?
Q. How many wild whooping cranes live in the United States?
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?
Q. What are the roots of the Spanish word “gringo?” Does it come from an American song?
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