Just Some Weird Crap!

A New York jeweller briefly owned the world’s most valuable pet earlier this year when his golden retriever swallowed a $20,000 diamond by mistake. Sollie, the dog, had accompanied his owner George Kaufman to the latter’s jewellery shop where Mr. Kaufman and his partner were intending to inspect some gemstones. Unfortunately a diamond weighing 3 carats fell to the floor where it was immediately snatched up by Sollie and swallowed. After a vet recommended that nature be allowed to take its course, Kaufman spent the next three days carefully collecting and dissecting everything Sollie produced before finally retrieving the gem (Telegraph).

Perhaps he should have contacted Ireland’s first official dog-waste removal company, Mr. Scoopy-Poo. The brainchild of Irish entrepreneur William O’Brian, Mr. Scoopy-Poo (motto, “Business stinks – but it’s picking up!”) will clean up after your dirty dogs into biodegradable bags and hygienically dispose of them, for a price of course. After all, where there’s muck there’s brass, and occasionally diamonds (Irish Examiner).

But O’Brian may be missing a trick here, why dispose of faeces when you could be selling it as the latest must have fashion item? What sounds like insanity may be an idea whose time has come. How else can you explain not one but two manure-based products in the same week?

First up is London based artist and designer INSA, who has produced a pair of 10” stilettos incorporating elephant dung. And this isn’t just dung from any old elephant either, this is dung from the very same elephant family that produced the infamous extra ingredient for a series of paintings made by artist Chris Ofili in the 90s. Yup, in these shoes you are literally standing on celebrity elephant dung (Huffington Post).

And hot on the precipitous heels of INSA is Geneva based watchmaker Yvan Arpa, who has crafted his latest $11,000 wrist-candy from toad skin and dinosaur doo. The watches, to be made and sold by Swiss watchmakers Artya, feature a face cut from a 100 million year-old “coprolite”, or fossil faeces, left behind by an ancient plant-eater in what is now the United States. And the quality American materials don’t just amount to a pretty face as the strap is lovingly crafted from the hide of an American cane toad. The mechanism though is pure Swiss craftsmanship (Star Tribune).

Image: Maggie Smith / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Tue Mar 16, 2010
     Category: Animals | Design and Designers | Fashion | Shoes | Pets | Dogs | Excrement

expensive poo- is that what they call a chocolate diamond?

gathered poo- scoopy poo where are you?! wonder if they will get sued because it's too close to the cartoon character's name.

shoe poo- 'hey lady did ya know there's poo on your shoe?'
'oh yes, i paid extra for that!'

fossilized poo- wait for the class action suit when everybody gets warts on their wrists. yuck!
love the dog in the pic dumbfounded. great post honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/16/10 at 02:39 PM
Those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. What woman would were them?
Posted by Ricemonkey on 03/16/10 at 10:56 PM
mook that's gross! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/17/10 at 01:14 AM
Ricemonkey, one who looks like Beyonce and goes around wearing little more than those shoes, a few beads and a smile.

I know because I dreamt of her last night! :ohh:
Posted by Dumbfounded on 03/18/10 at 10:58 AM
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