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.
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. 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. 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?
Q. Is buckwheat gluten-free?
Q. Everybody talks about the Twelve Days of Christmas, but when do they begin and end?
Q. Whatever happened to Prairie Spy apples? They were so good, and I can hardly find them anymore.
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