This is fun: as of last May, at least 18 books in public institutions were found to be bound in human skin Les Hostetler | October 18, 2020 | ¿Dónde está la biblioteca | No Comments “The identification of human skin bindings has been attempted by examining the pattern of hair follicles, to distinguish human skin from that of other animals typically used for bookbinding, such as calf, sheep, goat, and pig. This is a necessarily subjective test, made harder by the distortions in the process of treating leather for binding. Testing a DNA sample is possible in principle, but DNA can be destroyed when skin is tanned, it degrades over time, and it can be contaminated by human reader.” Get your library card today! Tags:BookbindingIsSometimesVeryMetal Related Posts Amber Scott’s book recos for 2019 No Comments | Dec 21, 2019 The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List No Comments | Apr 9, 2020 What we’re reading: “Underground Airlines” by Ben H. Winters No Comments | Jun 15, 2019 The strange, sad story of John M. Ford No Comments | Nov 15, 2019 About The Author Les Hostetler Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.