Fun Facts Found Spring 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 Lorraine found when she browsed through the reference related materials.



More than a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. banks are posting record profits due to rising interest rates, reduced regulation and a lower federal tax bill. FROM: “Will rising interest rates ultimately hurt profits?” (2018) Sage Business Researcher

To accomplish your research with ease, it is good to establish a schedule that breaks your project into small, manageable tasks. Research for an assignment is a process that encompasses commitment of time and energy of a scheduled period to attain your goals. FROM: “Planning your research” (2019) Writer’s Reference Center database.

The power of social networking is so great that the number of worldwide users is expected to  reach 3.02 billion monthly active social media users by 2021, around a third of the Earth’s entire population. FROM: “Social Media Statistics and Facts” (2018) Statistica database.

A viola is a stringed instrument of the violin family. It is slightly larger than the violin and its four strings are tuned a fifth lower. It is the tenor member of a string quartet. FROM: “World Encyclopedia” (2014) Oxford Reference.

George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. present who served in office from 1989-1993, is remembered for helping to end the Cold War and reduce the threats of a nuclear attack. George H.W. Bush  passed away on December 1, 2018, at the age of 94. His death came seven months after that of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to whom he was married for 73 years. FROM:  “Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol” (2018) Facts on File World News Digest.

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 22 No. 2,Spring 2019.

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