March 14 is International Ask a Question Day. It is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, who said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
The library is a great place to get questions answered.
A Quakertown patron recently asked, “How many items are housed in the library?” Answer – On December 31, the size of Quakertown’s collection was 66,835. Of course, 20% is checked out at any given time.
A Bensalem patron asked, “Where is the cloud?” Answer – The cloud is a collection of servers housed in massive, acre-filling complexes all over the world. Our data lives in these places, often called “server farms”, and we can access it from anywhere on any device.
Other common questions asked at libraries are:
Why do pigeons bob their heads when they walk? Answer – Because it helps them to see.
How did the grapefruit get its name? It doesn’t look like a grape. Answer – Because grapefruits grow in clusters on trees like grapes.
Why do mosquitoes bite me and not my friend? Answer – Because some lucky people produce chemicals that smell bad to mosquitoes.
Ask yourself questions to find out what makes you tick with The Question Book by Mikael Krogerus.
Kids can have fun with trivia by reading Why, Fly Guy? A Big Question and Answer Book by Tedd Arnold, or Quiz Whiz 6 : 1,000 Super Fun Mind-bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions.
— Ceil H., CMD Manager