Stump the Librarian Episode 19 – The Potential Energy of Teddy Bears

Well, hello! Just your favorite friendly neighborhood librarians back with another information-packed episode of Stump the Librarian! This episode is a wild one, let me tell you. First, we start off with the very-
sciencey question, “Is there a limit to how much potential energy an object can have?” Then, we ease our way into the next few questions on muteness, “How does being mute work? Can they not talk if they even try? Can they play an instrument?” Lastly, we slow it down with, “Who thought of making a teddy bear?” So, grab your teddy and listen as Emily and Courtnei, with help from our librarian-behind-the-computer, Jill, answer these fabulous questions.

Join us every other Wednesday as we answer listener questions about space, nature, human bodies, animals and so much more. You can submit your own question for a chance to Stump the Librarian. Check out You can also email us at, opens a new window. We would love to hear from you! You can follow our podcast at, opens a new window or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

 Interested in learning and exploring more about this episode's curious questions?  You can always use any of the databases KDL has to offer with your library card. Just go to to find the best database for more information on the answer to your question. And don’t forget the books! Our catalog is full of amazing books that are filled with fascinating information. Just visit, opens a new window to search for your next great read! 

Here is the book we mentioned in this episode. Check it out! 

Show Me a Sign – Ann Clare LeZotte, opens a new window