Monday, March 26, 2007

Green Brown Paper

If they can send a man to the moon, why can't they make thank you notes out of animal feces?

Oh wait -- they can.
The Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand already sells multicoloured paper made from the excrement produced by its two resident pandas. Making paper there involves a daylong process of cleaning the feces, boiling it in a soda solution, bleaching it with chlorine and drying it under the sun.
If you're worried the love note sprayed with perfume won't be as romantic, don't fret.
"People won't find it gross at all," Liao said. "They probably won't even be able to tell it's from panda poop."
The only problem is deciding which is more environmentally friendly: panda poop or elephant flop?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As anyone who's been within sniffing distance of a pulp mill will tell you, what goes into the paper we use is stinky enough to bow the knees of a full-grown ox.

BTW, my first thought when I saw the photo was that it was some artist-photographer's representation of what's happened to America over most of the past 30 years.

S.W. Anderson said...

Uh, I'm nut sure what happened as I was clicking "other," but the above comment is from me.

S.W. Anderson said...

"nut sure." Ugh. Some days are like this. Maybe I'll just come back some other day.

Thrillhous said...

SWA, looks like you've just emerged from one of these underground video game contests. Hope you're not wearing a Nasa diaper.

You think they gave that elephant some Spike Shooters?