A library in England recently found a strange surprise in one of their books.
The University of Liverpool Library went viral after calling out one of its patrons.
According to their viral tweet, a very unusual bookmark was found in one of their books: a slice of single-wrapped cheese.
The tweet shows a picture of the cheese, paired with the words "this is not a bookmark."
This is not a bookmark. https://t.co/oy7tqM3aJv— Uni of Liverpool Library (@Uni of Liverpool Library)1579615551.0
It's apparent that the cheese was long forgotten before being discovered, judging by the condition of the slice. This cursed photo led many people to wonder: who the heck would ever do something so blasphemous as to use cheese as a bookmark?
Whoever maintains the social media for the library clearly had a sense of humor about the whole situation, stating in a follow-up tweet that they had "no idea" why there would be mice in the library.
Me talking to the pest control man - "No mate I've no idea why we have mice in the library" *Picks up a book and ac… https://t.co/PkNFnwHffX— Uni of Liverpool Library (@Uni of Liverpool Library)1579619707.0
The situation quickly went viral on Twitter, gaining over 100K likes on the original post.
As a result, the library challenged the people of the internet to come up with their most cheesy puns.
While we are surprised by the 100k likes, we know we can always rely on #LibraryTwitter for some cheesy puns. We wi… https://t.co/aDKoudnLDr— Uni of Liverpool Library (@Uni of Liverpool Library)1579681568.0
It didn't stop there, though.
One of the library's fans decided to create a photoshopped issue of TIME Magazine- with a picture of the moldy American cheese on the cover.
Oh come on...! https://t.co/nX3okBtQdj— Uni of Liverpool Library (@Uni of Liverpool Library)1579705380.0
A lot of Twitter users chimed in with their own jokes and puns.
@LivUniLibrary Seems like it's time to read Grate Expectations again. #LibraryTwitter— Black Widow (@Black Widow)1579719348.0
@LivUniLibrary Narrator: Of course, it wasn’t *actual* cheese.— lydiahowland (@lydiahowland)1579631268.0
@LivUniLibrary What you mean in the UK you don’t mark your pages with pasteurized, processed dairy products?— Linda (@Linda)1579639610.0
@LivUniLibrary I will only give you a like if it fell out of, "Who Moved My Cheese?" https://t.co/yitVgeBT1c— Julia Garrison (@Julia Garrison)1579731412.0
One person boldly declared that the library had a future beyond a viral Twitter post.
@LivUniLibrary You're famous now! Don't forget us little people when you're touring the US and have your own Netflix show.— Dr David Jeffery (@Dr David Jeffery)1579682873.0
Which the library followed up with a perfect Simpsons reference.
@DrDavidJeffery The cheese slice is famous. https://t.co/kPXYBxOB44— Uni of Liverpool Library (@Uni of Liverpool Library)1579711413.0
Other libraries chimed in with their own puns.
@LivUniLibrary C'est la Brie! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— LdnMetArchives (@LdnMetArchives)1579701638.0
@LivUniLibrary This has gouda too far now. I’m getting feta up with this.— BoltonUniLibrary (@BoltonUniLibrary)1579681901.0
@LivUniLibrary anything we think of will be too cheesy https://t.co/1Tl8dfzB8r— Edin Napier Library (@Edin Napier Library)1579699463.0
@LivUniLibrary Well You gouda brie kidding, we never put a pun with our post. https://t.co/FLpT3JZDE7— Blackwells Liverpool (@Blackwells Liverpool)1579681862.0
Whether or not the unknown perpetrator meant for this to happen, it's clear that this little slice of cheese has broken the internet.
If only it was a slice of real cheese! Come on, cheese bookmark, guy!