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A new use for Poo. (via.)

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posted by cjorgensen (41 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Aha! Now we know why paper mills smell so horrid.
posted by netbros at 12:26 PM on March 7, 2009


So theoretically, you could send jackass letters written on real jackass poo paper?
posted by dunkadunc at 12:27 PM on March 7, 2009


I don't think that poo paper will ever really take off. Or at least it will always be number two to me.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:29 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Huh. Food passes through a wombat's digestive system slowly, 8 to 14 days, which enables them to extract the maximum amount of nutrients.

Probably why their poop has that special pulpy poo property to it.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:37 PM on March 7, 2009


Why waste waste?
posted by gman at 12:39 PM on March 7, 2009


Wait, someone here is acquainted with the properties of wombat poo?
posted by joe lisboa at 12:43 PM on March 7, 2009


Wait, someone here is acquainted with the properties of wombat poo?

*Raises hand*

I, um, Googled it.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:48 PM on March 7, 2009


Nope, not going to click that link. I've been around the internet long enough to know not to click links titled A new use for Poo
posted by nola at 12:50 PM on March 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


I assumed this would be used for poo, but I see I made an ass out of me and...well only me. Still. They should make wombat poo into poo paper. The Circle of Life and all that.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 12:53 PM on March 7, 2009


I, um, Googled it.

Your Google-poo is strong, sir.
posted by joe lisboa at 1:02 PM on March 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Those Aussies are batshit insane.
posted by knguyen at 1:03 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I, um, Googled it.

The word is "Poogled".
posted by cortex at 1:07 PM on March 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Once again, crapping elephants are posted to MetaFilter.
posted by mattdidthat at 1:13 PM on March 7, 2009


New Use? What in the hell have you been doing with it up until now?
posted by mannequito at 1:25 PM on March 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


From now on it'll be referred to as "threadpapering".
posted by hattifattener at 1:28 PM on March 7, 2009


wombats crap cubes
posted by ryanrs at 1:37 PM on March 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Snark retracted. That's some awesome poo.
posted by joe lisboa at 1:54 PM on March 7, 2009


My wombat has diarrhea, or as we call it, liquid paper.
posted by found missing at 2:04 PM on March 7, 2009 [6 favorites]


POOP
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:17 PM on March 7, 2009


Can only be written on with a number 2 pencil.
posted by albrecht at 2:20 PM on March 7, 2009 [5 favorites]


dunkadunc and dunganddunger! There's got to be a sockpuppet joke or something there. And dunkandunc, I'd be careful checking my main if I were you!

And I totally forgot the previously link, so I'll gratuitously link to my all time favorite metafilter comment.

And google claims they are doing this with kangaroo paper, but I could only find one place that sold "Roo Poo Paper," but they didn't seem to have a way to link directly to a singular product.

I also forgot my PepsiPoo tag.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:46 PM on March 7, 2009


Do they sterilize it first or something? If not, all that poo paper seems like a great way to kickstart some kind of crazy elephant tapeworm epidemic.

Also: Dunger Mifflin.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:03 PM on March 7, 2009


Is wombat poo really more plentiful than other sources of paper (say, trees)?
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 3:17 PM on March 7, 2009


Poo paper, man! That stuff's the shit!
posted by yoink at 3:25 PM on March 7, 2009


The cool thing about this product is that they could make paper bags out of it - paper bags which one could light afire and place upon the porch of a neighbor, then ring the bell and run away to hide behind a hedge, giggling as the neighbor stomps it out.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 3:57 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Those Aussies are batshit insane.

Wombatshit insane, to be precise.
posted by retronic at 4:33 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wombat poo is cubes, human poo is stars!
posted by zinfandel at 4:52 PM on March 7, 2009


Finally, a medium worthy of the script from Purple Rain.
posted by CynicalKnight at 4:54 PM on March 7, 2009


Ah, metafilter. The last place left on the entire internets where I can follow a link entitled "a new use for poo" and not have it lead to terrifying things involving cups, girls, &c. Bless your little cotton socks.
posted by elizardbits at 5:38 PM on March 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


And here I thought wombat poo was only good for fashioning catchy yet mildly annoying pop songs about proto-goth bands.

*rimshot*
posted by koeselitz at 5:42 PM on March 7, 2009


PepsiPoo

How much blue could a wombat poo if a wombat could poo blue?
posted by louche mustachio at 6:05 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Before long Austrailian professors will be able to write on student essays:

This paper's not worth the crap it's printed on!

I'll be here all week, remember to tip your waitress!
posted by JHarris at 7:05 PM on March 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


I so didn't think this post would survive. I was sure I'd see:

This post was deleted for the following reason: Pretty shitty post. -- cortex
posted by cjorgensen at 7:31 PM on March 7, 2009


Please don't get any ideas, orange swan.
posted by longsleeves at 8:35 PM on March 7, 2009


I like poo.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:43 PM on March 7, 2009


Has Bono been confirmed for celebrity endorsement yet?
posted by mannequito at 8:49 PM on March 7, 2009


Last time I was in Thailand, I visited an elephant camp. They were selling paper they'd made from elephant poo. I didn't buy any, but it was pretty interesting to see how they processed the poo into paper.

Elephants eat tons of cellulose-rich biomass, processing out the nutrients and passing the fiber through and eliminating it as poo. They go through so much biomass in a day, each elephant is a veritable poo paper factory.
posted by darkstar at 11:53 PM on March 7, 2009


One of the articles I linked to said there would be imperfections in the paper. I would figure there would have to be, since perfect paper seems to be made with a slurry of a single fiber. A lot of the arty type paper I buy has inclusions. This paper isn;t what you would use to do your quarterly reports on.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:36 AM on March 8, 2009


No, it's more of a daily report sort of paper.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:38 AM on March 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I thought this was going to be a post about jewelry (warning: NSFW, or kids, even though it's animated and catchy).

And why poop smells, if you were wondering (plus many thing you probably weren't pondering).
posted by filthy light thief at 7:03 PM on March 8, 2009


The Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company is on twitter: thepoopoopaper
posted by cjorgensen at 5:09 PM on March 17, 2009


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