Take Some Existential Comfort in This Video of a Wet Book Rescue Technique

Ever feel like the world’s trapped in a terrible slide toward chaos and if you can’t fix something right now, immediately, then you might combust? Well, at least this remarkably calming video will show you how to rescue a waterlogged book.


Yes, this two-year-old video—via Boing Boing—is courtesy Syracuse University Libraries. It even has a pleasant little jazzy soundtrack reminiscent of a Flight of the Conchords episode. “Ta-da-da-da!” you might find yourself humming pleasantly beneath your breath halfway through, soothed briefly by watching a competent person demonstrate that at least one catastrophe can be mitigated.

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