Who still uses local libraries in this day and age?
Well, some of these people have been doing cocaine. Others have herpes. And members of both groups have left evidence of these facts on the books themselves .
Two Belgian professors who decided go round testing the 10 most borrowed books in Antwerp lending library for herpes, but traces of the virus were found on two of the books. Cocaine was found across all of them.
The scientists reassured reporters that the levels of both were too low to affect anyone, concluding that their study in fact illustrates the safety of using library books .
The two books on which the herpes was found were the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey , and Tango , a romance by Pieter Aspe.
But the last thing we want is for cleaning fascists to sanitise our libraries. Japan already hoovers microbes off its library books with Bacteria Elimination Boxes .