2 3 live&learn&rejoice: elephant dung

March 19, 2011

elephant dung

elephant dung will help power the new $50 million asian tropics exhibit opening at the denver zoo next year.

so, you know, this makes you realize you know nothing about elephant dung.

elephantdungpaper assures you that elephant dung does not smell, which is the critical question really: http://www.elephantdungpaper.com/fact.html

robert moss, whoever he is, tells a story about playing with elephant dung and he again assures the reader that elephant dung has no odor, http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/2010/09/remember-to-play-with-elephant-dung.html

And then a science teacher chimes in to remind everyone that the true hero of the dung story is the dung beetle, which he describes as the world's "smallest and efficient janitor." He describes a scientific experiment whereby 3800 dung beetles crawled all over a fresh dung pile and disposed of the 75-lb pile within half an hour.

Of course this begs the question of how it went through their systems, but really it's all a bit much for me so go find out all at http://www.dandydesigns.org/id47.html