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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quake tumbles books off library shelves

A proud librarian reported to MediaBistro that during the earthquake in Virginia this week, more than 27,000 books fell off the shelves at the University of Maryland’s McKeldin Library -- but within a day they were back where they were supposed to be.

Here’s more from the library: “The ground shook. The books dropped. The staff got to work… But just more than 24 hours after the quake, all the books were on carts, ready to be evaluated and sorted. Workers separated damaged books from those ready to be reshelved. Great people work in libraries.”

Earthquakes on the granite-bound coast of America!  A record hurricane has everyone braced on the same eastern seaboard (and fingers tightly crossed that damage is minimal).  One can't help but muse that the gods must be angry.  It is a saving grace of the human race, however, that there is always a glimmer of humor.  Witness a joke received this morning from Massachusetts:

BREAKING NEWS! President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault-line, apparently known as "Bush's Fault". Obama also announced that the Secret Service and Maxine Waters continues an investigation of the quake's suspicious ties to the Tea Party. Conservatives however have proven that it was caused by the founding fathers rolling over in their graves.


JohnnyE said...

Have you heard the latest Aggie joke?
Rick Perry

Joan Druett said...

No. Is it decent?