Stump the Librarian: Potty Training for Astronauts

This week Jill and Liz are blasting off to the International Space Station to explore how astronauts use the bathroom in zero gravity. Hint: it’s tricky business! Since they’re already in the clouds, they also discover more about thunder and lightning. Can we really measure a storm’s distance by the sound of thunder? Listen and find out! Liz shares a fact of the day about diamonds and Jill recommends an excellent graphic novel. What an adventure!

Join our librarians every other Wednesday as they try to answer your inquisitive questions and see if it’s possible to stump a librarian!  Do you have a burning question? They would love to hear what questions are on your mind! Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via or wherever you prefer to listen, so you never miss an episode.  

As always, we invite you to learn more about any of these topics by checking out our databases or our library catalog. 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 to search for your next great nonfiction (or fiction) read. 

Check out the books we referenced in this week’s episode: 

513 Facts That Every Kid Should Know by Thomas Canavan 
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega