It looks like the FBI has discovered that Almanacs are being used by terrorists. And all this time we thought they were using devices like explosives, box cutters, and nail clippers! The terrorists apparently have now discovered the power of reference books.

Seriously though, this does seem a bit ridiculous. Then again, terrorists do some strange things. Nevertheless, I’ll bet Ben Franklin is turning over in his grave…

UPDATE: Jonah Goldberg agrees:

I mean once you know which city you’re gonna dive-bomb your plane into, how many more times do you need to recheck the almanac? “Hakim, bring the almanac! We may need to know which states in the Great Satan are the biggest producers of tungsten!”