Sri Lankans invent paper made from Elephant shit

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    does not fascinate me------elephants eat lots of HARD VEGETATION---thus their shit is mostly FIBRE------paper is made of macerated vegetable fibre
     
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    They should start a line of Greeting Cards.
     
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    Not exactly an invention, but a re-discovery of a method replaced by efficiency.

    If you think of the cost of feeding and maintaining an elephant ... it might be some of the most expensive paper in the world.

    If I suggest we begin to reuse whale oil in lamps, could I be credited with inventing a renewable fuel source?
     
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    Well when you live in a shithole country, you tend to make things out of shit.

    I miss the old days where they had elephants in the circus and you could buy or sell things on Ebay, that were made out of ivory.
     
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    Cow patties have been used in India for centuries as stove fuel to cook the evening meal. It is still used for that.

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    Yum!
     
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    It is also used here and there to water-proof roofs
     
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    Great.

    Now when I send my editor a hard-copy something, she'll have an excuse to whine ever louder "Why are you sending me this shit?" :auiqs.jpg:
     
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    I'm not sure I can think of a substance more water-soluble than poop. Like using granulated sugar for waterproofing.
     

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