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Commander Obi-Wan
09-11-2007, 07:32 PM
Staff at a Panda breeding facility in Sichuan province, China, have come up with a rather novel way of ridding themselves of the tonne-a-day waste that their bears produce.

Rather than just dumping the stuff, the workers are turning the bear poo into trinkets and models, fashioning the stinky material into anything from picture frames to Olympic logos. The talented lot are even making miniature pandas out of the stuff.

The stinky gifts are then sold on to tourists visiting Chengdu panda sanctuary. 'We used to spend at least £400 a month to get rid of the droppings but now they can prove lucrative as half of them will be sold as souvenirs,' said Jing Shimin from the centre.

Image of the 'Pooh' Bear. (http://www.lostweekend.tv/pandapoo_450x402.jpg)
Source. (http://www.lostweekend.tv/2007/09/chinese_panda_sanctuary_produc.html)

I find it rather amusing. :p Though, I can't say it'd want one.

MrWally
09-11-2007, 09:00 PM
That looks as if one touch would make it fall apart. They must do something to harden or dry the poo after the process.

This reminds me of the fossilized dinosaur droppings I once bought in North Carolina.

Jeff
09-11-2007, 09:05 PM
Why the **** would anyone want one?

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-11-2007, 09:26 PM
Probably less dangerous than most products coming out of China.

TiE23
09-11-2007, 10:52 PM
Probably less dangerous than most products coming out of China.
No, these have lead in them, too.

Source (www.justkeeding.coom)

Tyrion
09-11-2007, 11:45 PM
Must be a ****ty job forming the bears by hand. I could hardly bear the job myself; I don't know how the Chinese could ever handle it. Especially for the crappy pay, but then again, considering the poverty level over there, I guess even the most meager of wages is like honey to them. But man, to have that kind of life sure would stink.

Boba Rhett
09-12-2007, 12:44 AM
All of their communications degrees are finally paying off.

Hallucination
09-12-2007, 12:57 AM
Rather than just dumping the stuff, the workers are turning the bear poo into trinkets and models, fashioning the stinky material into anything from picture frames to Olympic logos.

I see the Chinese are imitating the English in making their Olympic logo ****. >_>

BongoBob
09-12-2007, 02:20 AM
Must be a ****ty job forming the bears by hand. I could hardly bear the job myself; I don't know how the Chinese could ever handle it. Especially for the crappy pay, but then again, considering the poverty level over there, I guess even the most meager of wages is like honey to them. But man, to have that kind of life sure would stink.

I almost hung myself after reading this ;_;

Crow_Nest
09-12-2007, 03:31 AM
Probably less dangerous than most products coming out of China.

Yeah at least it wont catch fire. Unless they let the bears drink kerosene. :D

MrWally
09-12-2007, 06:40 AM
Must be a ****ty job forming the bears by hand. I could hardly bear the job myself; I don't know how the Chinese could ever handle it. Especially for the crappy pay, but then again, considering the poverty level over there, I guess even the most meager of wages is like honey to them. But man, to have that kind of life sure would stink.

That was amazing.

Prime
09-12-2007, 11:20 AM
I thought this thread was going to be about Winnie the Pooh. :(

Monkey Mania
09-12-2007, 01:03 PM
Now it is.

*yoink* Not Appropriate for this forum. ~IG-64

Sabretooth
09-12-2007, 01:26 PM
I think it's a good idea, however weird or stinky it might sound. In China, anything's a job!