Ever wondered if you're allowed to keep an octopus at home, or who owns the copyright on the Bible? And aren't you at all curious about how much Napoleon's brain weighed? The New York Public Library has been fielding such questions since its founding in 1895, and in this delightful potpourri—illustrated with Barry Blitt's wonderfully weird watercolors—they share 100 of the oddest, funniest, most whimsical questions the library has received, along with the surprising answers.
"Amusing…. A testament to the sleuthing skills of reference librarians and an excellent diversion."—Library Journal