Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library

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Have you've ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? And have you ever considered who owns the copyright on the Bible? And do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon's brain weighed? The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895, and in this potpourri of knowledge—illustrated with Barry Blitt's wonderfully weird watercolors—they share 100 of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received, along with the surprising answers.