Fun Facts Found Spring 2017 Edition

Fun Facts 3It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts

when you crack open a book in the library.

Let’s see what fun facts Chris found

when she browsed through the Reference stacks.




PBS has no stations. Many PBS stations are nonprofits attached to such entities as state, health or educational (university) institutions.FROM: The Sage Handbook of Television Studies, p.148. (REF PN1992.5.S24 2015)

China contains some historically active volcanoes including Changbaishan (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu, or P’aektu-san), Hainan Dao, and Kunlun although most have been relatively inactive in recent centuries. FROM: The CIA World Factbook 2016, p. 152. (REF G123.U55 2015)

Older women outnumber older men at 24.3 million older women to 18.8 million older men. FROM: Critical Government Documents on Health Care, p. 207. (REF RA395.A3 P45 2015)

National Procrastination Week is March 1-7 to promote the many benefits of putting off tomorrow everything that needn’t  be done today.  FROM: Chase’s Calendar of Events, p.154. (REF GT4803.C48 2016)

The term forensic has expanded in recent years to imply specialization in a range of fields from science (e.g., anthropology: forensic anthropologist) to commerce (e.g. accounting: forensic accountant). Parenthetically, the first “forensic accountant” may well have been the bookkeeper whose testimony helped convict the notorious 1930’s gangster Al Capone of tax evasion. FROM:  The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference, p. 433. (REF BF636.6.M37 2016)

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 20 No. 2, Spring 2017.

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