Perhaps because readers were so curious about what the bizarre questions made to 311 were, the Daily News follows up yesterday's mini-story with some actual questions posed to the city's information line. Here are a few:

Caller: "I would like to apply for the lifeguard job."
311: "I'd be happy to connect you with [the Parks Department]. Is there anything else I can assist you with?"
Caller: "Do they teach you how to swim?
"Can I use my Medicaid card to take my cat to get surgery?"
"Is Earth considered a planet?" (Most likely asked after the whole Pluto-is-not-a-planet thing)

Surely, some of these must be crank calls.