Strange But True

Mary Pat Harnegie sent us a list of funny/strange requests that she has compiled as a medical librarian.  You will see some of them attached below, and we would like to expand the topic into a regular column highlighting the Strange But True questions received by Midwest MLA Librarians. We’ll be including a few questions in each issue. Please send us your Strange But True (or just flat-out funny) questions that you receive as a medical librarian!

  • What is the chemical composition of flatulence?
  • Can you treat headaches with belladonna?
  • How to do homework without throwing up? (And yes, there is actually a book by that title.)
  • What is the effect of a full moon on hospital admissions?
  • Ice cream headaches.

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