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Library Book Returned With Bacon as a Bookmark

Over the past year, bacon has turned multifunctional as the trendiest ingredient around. We've seen it in vodka, as a flavoring for mayonnaise, and even as a savory take on dental floss. But bacon, as it turns out, is even more useful than one could've ever imagined. It also happens to makes for a very handy bookmark.

Dan Thompson, a librarian and collector from the UK's seaside town of Worthing, discovered a thin slice of bacon that was being used to bookmark a page in a returned book. Apparently, such an occurrence isn't as uncommon as it sounds; The Argus, which first reported the story, references a similar website that lists locales where other people have found rashers, or slices of bacon, in books.

I would jump on the bandwagon, if it weren't for the fact that I'm partial to my favorite bookmark, an asparagus spear. Have you ever heard of this phenomenon?


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xxstardust xxstardust 6 years
Waste of a good piece of bacon, really ...
shiningeyes shiningeyes 6 years
Yeah, this annoys me too. Sorry if this makes me a spoilsport, but other people are going to use those books too. Leaving grease stains and food smashed into public property is NOT cute/funny, it's extremely inconsiderate.
melissaS melissaS 6 years
I've never heard of this before, like aphill4 doesn't it make stains and smell?
kastarte2 kastarte2 6 years
As some one who works in a library, this would piss me off. And no one has ever returned books with food inside of them so I don't think this "phenomenon" is all that big of a trend.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Gross! Library card revoked.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
that is freaking disgusting
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
You know I would not be leaving a piece of bacon behind.....must have been some one trying to give bacon a bad wrap!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
It wasn't me! Chiefdishwasher must have done it! ;)
aphill4 aphill4 6 years
um, does this not make sense to anyone else? grease stains? raw meat? I might be out of my mind on this, but seems to me that a strip of bacon might be bad news bears, especially after a couple of days. just throwing it out there.
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