It truly is a miraculous season and blog fodder in terms of weird gift ideas is flowing freely....like a cow on laxatives. Speaking of bovine scatology I have another bizarre stocking stuffer for all you shoppers looking for unique and memorable gifts to give.
This was plopped at my feet via an email from a friend. Today's gift idea is PooPooPaper.
It's paper made from animal poo. The site explains that several species of large, herbivorous mammals have very inefficient digestive systems so their poo is very heavy in fibrous material. Some might suggest anyone wanting to turn poo into paper might have shit for brains but apparently the inventors of PooPooPaper wanted to find an alternative, ecologically sound source for paper other that wood pulp. Maybe they have shit for brains, maybe that rationale is a steaming pile, but maybe...just maybe they have fertilized the seeds of genius which have blossomed into a sound business.
The site allows you to shop according to item type such as social stationery, greeting cards, photo albums, and other items. If you prefer you can shop according to which animal's excrement was used to produce the paper. My favorite part of the site is where they sell Poo-litical PooPooPaper. There you can find elephant poo and donkey dung derived papers all with appropriately scathing commentary on the respective parties represented.
After the assurances of odorless products and explanations of the process and rational I only wonder why they haven't begun to produce rolls of toilet paper.