Funny And Weird Questions Posed To The New York Public Library Pre-Internet


There was a time before Google. Remember those dark days when librarians were specially trained to help people find information, or to simply answer a question themselves. Featured below are some of the funniest examples from the archives of the New York Public Library.


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  1. Now it’s proven. Americans have always been dumb as a loaf of bread.

    • Said the guy who soon will be arrested for doing memes

    • Hahaha, you are as blind as hatefull. The only country you would go to jail for memes are your precious Russia, you know, they elected your president, and some mulim states.

    • Common Sense Sez September 17, 2018

      Well, Mr EUro, can you answer any of these questions or are you a slice off the loaf?

    • Mr. Bean for MP September 17, 2018

      Careful haha EUro pee’n may have a stash of draino in the glove compartment of here 1969 Mini pussy mobile.

    • EUro could look it up in books, like those librarians did. It’s not that hard. All you have to do is read. Something Trump doesn’t do.

    • EUrotrash: If you are looking for hate, look no further than your own mirror.

    • Franco, Mussolini, Salazar, Stalin, ….yep We Europeans are genius…Le Pen, Salvini, Obran, Costa, Sanchez, Iglesias…what a crop!

  2. I think you give the septics too much credit.

  3. InherentWorthandDignityofHumans September 17, 2018

    A wonderful and enjoyable page. The New Year’s day card with two questions from a “hesitant” young woman was it’s own micro-short story. Thank you for sharing, Ms/Mr OP.

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