Inquiring Minds

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Inquiring Minds: Where did the Moscow Mule 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. How did a Moscow Mule get its name?

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14
Mar

Inquiring Minds: Is there a difference between canola and rapeseed oil?

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 difference between canola oil and rapeseed oil?

Mon
12
Mar

Inquiring Minds: What kills more people?

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 kills more people — guns or car crashes?

Mon
26
Feb

Inquiring Minds: What is the meaning of TED?

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 does the “TED” in TED Talks stand for?  Where do they get their name?

Mon
19
Feb

Inquiring Minds: Does the library appraise books?

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 have some old books that I inherited when my parents died. How can I tell if they are valuable? Can you appraise them for me?0

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Feb

Inquiring Minds: Who is the ‘Old Hag Who Rides at Night?’

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 heard on late night radio about the “Old Hag Who Rides at Night.” I came in at the end of the broadcast and I didn’t really get many details. Who is the Old Hag?

Mon
29
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Temporary ‘placeholder’ label speeds up process

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 wanted to order a copy of that new book “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, but I noticed that the library has cataloged it as fiction. Is the library making a political statement

Mon
22
Jan

Inquiring Minds: World War I monument at State Fairgrounds

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. Where can I find the World War I monument at the State Fairgrounds?

Mon
22
Jan

Inquiring Minds: That dissertation - how obscure is it?

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 need to see a doctoral dissertation from 1952.  Is there any way you can find something that obscure for me?

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Jan

Inquiring Minds: Crowley’s ‘Forty Acres’

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. The northern boundary of the city of West St. Paul is Annapolis Street — all except for a little bit of land that sticks up into St. Paul. That stretch of land is bordered by Charlton and Bidwell streets and it looks something like a tooth sticking up. What’s the story behind that odd exception to the geography of the city limits?

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