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(The Conversation)   University library discovers three books tainted with arsenic, presumably hidden in secret room of Escher-like maze of staircases   ( divider line
    More: Creepy, Poison, 19th century, green pigment layer, green arsenic-containing pigment, arsenic pigment, Paris green, organic arsenic, arsenic poisoning  
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2018-07-10 08:28:48 PM  
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2018-07-10 10:02:53 PM  
Greetings, venerable Jorge.
2018-07-10 10:15:21 PM  
Were they by Umberto Eco?
2018-07-10 10:18:56 PM  
^ this is the type of joke that occurs when you don't RTFA before responding on fark.
2018-07-10 11:02:47 PM  
Repeat, yeah, the poison wallpaper dyes.
2018-07-10 11:13:34 PM  
Plenty of toxic books at Goodwill, especially a few weeks after a surprise storm wets garage sale offerings.
2018-07-10 11:16:16 PM  
Dick pic halfway down. Don't touch your weener if you've been handling arsenic, kids.
2018-07-10 11:21:19 PM  
My first job out of high school was managing an occult bookstore. I got the job because I love books and the only fulltime resident handy. I wasn't an expert by any means and I had to learn things as I go. One of the first things I learned was to keep some of our oldest books locked up in the display case at all times and only handle them while wearing late  gloves. I've heard of poisoned books before, but never saw any until now. I'm wondering if I ever sold somebody a boobytrapped book.
2018-07-10 11:31:03 PM  

SwiftFox: Repeat, yeah, the poison wallpaper dyes.

Well, yeah, it was poisoned.

/ohhhhh, dyes...
/got nothing tonight
2018-07-10 11:53:11 PM  
Arsenic makes great green pigment
2018-07-10 11:56:49 PM  
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2018-07-11 01:53:33 AM  
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2018-07-11 09:11:07 AM  

doglover: Arsenic makes great green pigment

Cadmium makes an awesome yellow. Lead does as well, but it oxidizes black after a while.
2018-07-11 10:25:43 AM  
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"Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith, because without fear of the Devil there is no more need of God. "
2018-07-11 10:59:17 AM  
Wait until they check the stuff in their Old Lace Collection.
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