Miss Information is annoyed during a power failureMiss Information can't believe she has to explain this to anyone over the age of 4 but elevators run on electricity. Today there was a power failure in the big library. It only lasted about 20 minutes but Miss Information lost track of the number of people who waited in the pitch dark for the non-functional elevator.
So, how do they think elevators work? Solar? Wind? Batteries? Miss Information confesses that she got a bit snippy with a few of the patrons. But then she had a terrifying thought. When she was younger, her best friend's father wrote science textbooks. One of his tricks was to make up stories about how things work and then explain them with actual facts. Miss Information distinctly remembers the elevator one. It involved tiny little people--leprechauns or something--who lived inside elevator walls and worked pulleys to make the elevator go up and down.
She had no idea he was this influential.