A part of the LDS Church’s Church History Library was evacuated today because of some “unstable” microfilm. No, really.
SALT LAKE CITY —
An entire floor and part of another floor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Church History Library were evacuated Wednesday afternoon for the removal of an old can of microfilm.
According to Captain Michael Harp of the Salt Lake City fire department, the chemicals used in manufacturing older types of microfilm become unstable with age and have the potential of exploding. Harp’s hazardous materials team was dispatched to the library after receiving reports that a 70 millimeter can of microfilm appeared to be unstable.
I guess that was the microfilm that had the membership records of Adolf Hitler on it. I know HE was surely unstable, and that’s been a black stain on the Church that’s been threatening to blow for years.