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.



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