Fun Facts Found Winter 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 Mary found when she browsed through the reference related materials.


Copyright was first conceived in England about a century after Gutenberg’s printing press, when the government of Queen Mary I granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation to the Company of Stationers of London in 1557.  FROM: The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property, p. 32. (K1401.S56 2019)

Even though about 62% of Africa’s population is under age 25…, African leaders are 42 years older than the median ago the citizens of their constituents/countries.  FROM: Africa: Through a Mirror, p. 56. (HN773.5.C36 2019)

Genealogists assemble research results into family histories, lineages, narrative genealogies, and pedigrees.  They also present research outcomes in articles, blogs, case studies, charts and forms, kindship-determination projects, narrative histories, and other written products and projects.  FROM: Genealogy Standards,   p. 36. (CS8.5.G45 2019)

Between 1965 and 2015 close to fifty-nine million immigrants entered the United States as permanent residents.  FROM: Blaming Immigrants, p. 117. (JV6217.K38 2019)

Individuals who engage in extremely problematic gaming behaviors, specifically those with an inability of self-regulate their gaming, are thought to have Internet gaming disorder (IGD).  This classification is still new and not yet fully accepted in all nomenclatures.  FROM: Internet Gaming Disorder, p. 2.  (RC569.5.I54 K564 2019)

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 23 No. 1, Winter 2019.

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