Even if you can remember it, life before the Internet can seem pretty foreign. It's easy to take for granted how easily accessible information is today, especially when just two decades ago people relied on encyclopedias and phone books.
Way back when, though, librarians were the ones people turned to when they needed answers. The New York Public Library has hundreds of reference cards where librarians recorded some of the more interesting questions they were asked, and they're pretty amazing.
There's something really sweet in seeing how people had to share even their silliest questions with someone when they wanted an answer. And we must admit that any temptation we've had to judge these vanishes once we imagine what it would be like if our search history was published.
Check out the amazing questions librarians had to field, pre-Siri.