Thursday, August 23, 2007

You Can't Judge a Book While It's Covered in That

About 2,300 leather-bound ledgers were found in a barn in McHenry County, llinois, that may contain historical tax records and property assessments. But nobody wants to open them to find out.

That’s because the books came into contact with raccoons, pigeons and other critters that left their marks.

While the animals didn’t shred or otherwise physically destroy the books, they did defecate on them, [county Records Manager Bill] Draths said. [Link]

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