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Postage Due, I bet

An inmate escaped from jail in Germany by posting himself out of prison in a giant FedEx box of dirty laundry.

Drug dealer Hans Lang, 42, hid in the laundry room after other inmates had finished work there and bundled himself up in dirty bed sheets in the large box.

The package was then loaded onto a van and driven through the gates at the prison in Willich near Dusseldorf.

via Prisoner mails himself

He’s still at large.

November 13, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Postage Due, I bet

Excuse me, Madam Librarian, could you tell me…

These are actual reference queries reported by American and Canadian library reference desk workers of various levels. No kidding.

“Do you have books here?”

“Do you have a list of all the books written in the English language?”

“Do you have a list of all the books I’ve ever read?”

“I’m looking for Robert James Waller’s book, ‘Waltzing through Grand Rapids’.” Actual title wanted: “Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend.”

“Do you have that book by Rushdie: ‘Satanic Nurses’?” Actual title: “Satanic Verses”

via Weird Library Reference Questions

November 13, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | , | 2 Comments