Fun Facts Found Fall 2019


It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library.  Let’s see what fun facts Allie found when she browsed through the reference related materials.



Ward Bond, a native of Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska, was part of the cast of seven of the movies designated by the American Film Institute in 1998 as the one hundred greatest American movies. He graduated from high school in Denver in 1922 and earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1931, then began his career in film. FROM: Nationally Distinguished Nebraskans, p.166 -167. (F665.K735 2012)

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The purpose is to increase the public interest and support research to eradicate Pediatric Cancer, which is currently the primary cause of death by disease in children. FROM: 2018 Chase’s Calendar of Events, p. 435. (GT4803.C48 2017)

Citizens of Iceland, the northernmost European country, have a global reputation for emphasizing conservation of the natural resources of their country. It is an extremely active geological area, with many geysers, hot springs, and volcanoes. FROM: Countries, Peoples, and Cultures: Western Europe p. 182. (D1053.W47 2015)

The first career of Dr. Mehmet Oz was as a cardiothoracic surgeon. After a brief stint as professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York City, in 2004 he joined the staff of The Oprah Winfrey Show. On Oprah, he participated in over fifty-five shows as the medical Facts at Your Fingertips expert and encouraged viewers to take responsibility for their personal health. In 2008, he appeared on the “100 Most Influential People” list generated by Time magazine, and in 2009 began as a talk show host on The Dr. Oz Show. FROM: The 2000s in America p.451-452. (E169.12.A178 2013 v.2)

A report titled, “Women’s Co-working Spaces” predicts that the market for co-working spaces oriented towards women seems to be growing, with several providers expanding across the United States and into other countries. FROM: Working Co-working Spaces (March 4, 2019) Sage Business Researcher Database.

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 22 No. 4, Fall 2019.

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