Fun Facts Found – Summer 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 Linda found when she browsed through the Reference stacks.

One of the most noted landmarks in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House. Located in the region of Amsterdam known as the Western Ring of Canals, the attic annex of the row-house and factory shop at 263 Prinsengracht served as the hiding place for two Jewish families during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam in World War II.
FROM: Countries, Peoples & Cultures: Western Europe, p. 317. (REF D1053.W47 2015)

Catastrophic events have accelerated worldwide within the past 7 years. In America, the horrific terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina that took place on August 29, 2005, left emotional physical, spiritual, and environmental scars on our minds, bodies and spirits. The desolation left in the aftermath has created a sort of historical trauma among Westerners that seems to have prompted a consciousness shift within the counseling field and other helping professions.
FROM: The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference, p. 439. (REF BF636.6.M37 2016)

Fast-food restaurants soon got into the franchising business. Dairy Queen, one of the oldest fast-food franchises, opened in 1940 and began selling franchises in 1944. During the 1950s, franchising became very prevalent. Among the most well-known franchisers to emerge at that time were McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and AAMCO Transmissions.
FROM: Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, p. 148.
(REF HF5381.E52 2015 V. 1)

Over 155 million people were in the labor force in 2013, compared with less than 60 million people in 1947. While the labor force has grown considerably, the labor force participation rate has grown much slower, increasing from 58.3 percent in 1947, to 63.2 percent in 2013. In fact, the labor force participation rate declined in 2013, for the fifth consecutive year.
FROM: Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data. p.1. (REF HD8051.H36 2015)

The number of replacement SSN cards you may receive is limited to 3 per year and 10 in a lifetime. In determining these limits, SSA will not count changes in legal name (i.e., Valid for Work with DHS Authorization, Not Valid for Employment) shown on the SSN card. In addition, we may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis if you can provide evidence to establish a need for an SSN card beyond these limits (e.g., a letter from social services agency stating that you must show the SSN card in order to get benefits). FROM: Social Security Handbook: Overview of Social Security Programs 2015, p. 7. (REF HD7123.S63 2015)

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 19 No. 3, Summer 2016.

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