Kee Facts: A Few Things You Didn't Know NPR librarian Kee Malesky has been dubbed "the source of all human knowledge," saving NPR hosts and reporters from themselves for 20 years. Now you can share her adventures from the reference desk.
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Kee Facts: A Few Things You Didn't Know

Adventures from the reference desk with NPR librarian Kee Malesky.

Swiss guards march prior to a swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday. This year, 26 Swiss men are joining the oldest standing army in the world, swearing to give up their lives to protect the pope. The ceremony is held every May 6 to commemorate the day in 1527 when 147 Swiss Guards died protecting Pope Clement VII during the sack of Rome. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Lithograph of the 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Harbor. Currier & Ives/Library Of Congress hide caption

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The Civil War's First Death Was An Accident

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Who Knew? For more than 20 years, research librarian Kee Malesky has answered questions for NPR reporters, editors and hosts. She has compiled some of her favorite bits of "inessential knowledge" — such as which building did Elvis leave last? -- in a new book, All Facts Considered. Robert P. Malesky hide caption

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