Olympoo Poopvenirs

July 31st, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I’m clearly in a scatological frame of mind, as this is my second post today about poop, but this Reuters headline stopped me in my, er, um, tracks: “China seeks profit from panda poo”

This looks like it would make a terrific picture frame!

We’d written before about a Chinese factory making paper out of panda poop, but now a wildlife research center in Chengdu is making…Olympic souvenirs.

Researchers at the centre in Chengdu, capital of mountainous Sichuan province, had sculpted photo frames, bookmarks, fans and panda statues out of the 300 tonnes of the stuff produced by 60 giant pandas each year, state media said on Tuesday.

Jing Shimin, assistant to the director of the base, proudly declared that the souvenirs would be relatively odour-free.

Uh, we’ll be the judge of that.

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