Monday, August 31, 2009

Is Zink Womanless Library Exactly What it Sounds Like? Yes, it is

Crazy man makes crazy plan

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The Zink Womanless Library is just what it sounds like — a library named after a guy named Zink where women are not allowed. Furthermore, the Zink Womanless Library does not allow books, magazines or any other type of publication written by a woman.

Luckily, the Zink Womanless Library is only an idea dreamed up in a crazy man’s will, and it does not actually exist. T.M. Zink’s will also stipulated that there should be signs over the door that said “No Women Allowed.” Wow, how very Little Rascals of him.

Zink wanted to pay for womanless library

I have read several different figures regarding how much money Zink left in his will for building the Zink Womanless Library, but the general idea is that in 1930 when he died, Zink left all of the money he had (which is rumored to have been either $35,000 or $50,000) in a trust and instructions to let the trust gather interest fro 75 years and then use the money to build the Zink Womanless Library.

Back in a day when there were no internet loans, $35,000 was worth a lot more, and the trust, when it matured in 2005, was worth a lot more than that. However, his daughter successfully challenged the terms of his will, thus the Zink Womanless Library will never come to be.

Wait, this dude’s got a daughter?

By way of explaining his request, Zink wrote this in his will: … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Is Zink Womanless Library Exactly What it Sounds Like? Yes, it is



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