The Daily Weird #4 (Pet poo for Christmas?)
Pet Poo For Everyone!
I once saw a skit on Saturday Night Live that had creative craft ideas for cat poop. As interesting as that was, it doesn’t come close to what’s happening in Kansas.
At the Topeka Zoo they are taking endangered animal work to the next level. They are training their staff and a few of the volunteers to become “manurologists”.
Manurologists are people who work directly with feces expelled from elephants. I could try and describe what they do, but I think it’s better if you hear it directly from the experts. The following is a quote from their web page:
“After collecting the perfect specimens, the dung is allowed to fully dry. Following the proper curing, the dung is created into art using paint, beads, buttons and more! The artwork comes with a special certificate of authenticity including the name of the piece, its personality and more!”
Wow. A special certificate so you can know your artwork is made from genuine elephant dung, not some knock-off tiger manure. That's got to be something right there. Now, I’m not sure how they determine the personality of a dung necklace, but apparently they can, and do, and more.
If you can’t get to their gift shop before Christmas, you can order the poop pieces online. Lord knows this would make the perfect gift for any environmentalist on your list. I know I would love nothing more than to give the tree huggers on my list a crap craft with a certificate of authenticity.
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