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Discovery Channel :: News – Animals :: ‘Crappy’ Souvenirs Made from Panda Poo — You can make up your own jokes for this one.

Nothing says “I love you” like a photo frame made from panda poop.

The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base has come up with a dung-for-profit scheme that turns droppings from the endangered species into odor-free souvenirs ranging from bookmarks to Olympic-themed statues of the animals, state media and base officials said Monday…

“They don’t smell too bad because 70 percent of the dung is just remains of the bamboo that the pandas are unable to digest,” Jing said.

While no price has been set, he said the most expensive souvenirs will contain a panda hair — collected from the wild — in each package.

The 2008 Olympic statues will feature “athletic pandas performing various Olympic sports,” Xinhua said.

In March, base officials said they were looking into making high-quality paper from the fiber-rich panda excrement, inspired by a trip to Thailand, where they found paper made from elephant dung.

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  1. Mark Derail says:

    // Engrish

    Base dung panda shaped make ash holding from cigarettes enjoyable

  2. iGlobalWarmer says:

    Here we go stinking up the place again with another thread full of shitty puns…

  3. hhopper says:

    Doesn’t Canada sell Moose dung souvenirs?

  4. Mark Derail says:

    #3 Nope ! Not even beaver dung.

    We do sell and eat beaver tails . . . let your mind wander on that.

  5. apeguero says:

    I could just see people in China laughing their way to the bank. “Make shitty product and ship to America, they’re so rich they’ll buy shit if given the chance.” How true that is ~

  6. Misanthropic Scott says:

    Still doesn’t beat civet coffee …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

    … good to the last plop.

  7. Misanthropic Scott says:

    Oh, found the one that has the graphic for the Kopi Luwak coffee.

    http://www.ravensbrew.com/NewFiles/kopiluwak.html

  8. hhopper says:

    Oh yeah, we know about that great coffee:

    http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=11526

  9. Lavi says:

    this life size statute of myself is made from my poop…

  10. Elwood Pleebus says:

    #5 How true.
    Here’s a classic Onion article about a Chinese worker and the stuff made for America.

    http://tinyurl.com/bwqmb

  11. tallwookie says:

    I bet the WWF is going cookoo-for-coco-puffs over this one

    #4 – beaver tails arent that bad – a little gamey, but not too bad


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