Remember the floods that threatened the contents of the University of Iowa's library last summer? Remember the "feel good story" that developed when dozens of volunteers showed up at the library to move the books to higher ground?
Well, guess what? Now comes news that the sprinkler system in part of the library failed yesterday, resulting in damage to about 2400 of those very same books.
Yes, truth is often stranger than fiction.
Maybe that's why Herman Rosenblat thought he could get away with his own bunch of lies?
Original posting about the floods (June 24, 2008):
Rescuing Books in Flooded Iowa