Saturday, January 28, 2017
Man Dies from Eating Library Paste
Librarians beware.Watch what you eat. From Atlas Obscura:
As the story goes, a vagrant wandering the streets of Goldfield in 1908 was rummaging through the trash outside the local library, looking for something to eat. The best sustenance he came across was a jar of book paste.
He would have found the paste surprisingly sweet, because in addition to flour and water, it was 60% alum. Unfortunately, the concentration was deadly.
You can read more here.