The next time you’re given a souvenir from Thailand - a jade pendant perhaps, or an opium weight - don’t be surprised if it’s wrapped in elephant dung.
Researchers at an elephant conservation center in northern Thailand said Tuesday they have devised a way to turn elephant excrement into a clean, odorless and colourless decorative paper. The paper can be used to package souvenirs such as artificial flowers, photo frames and small boxes, said Niphakron Singhapudtangul, project manager at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, 317 miles north of Bangkok.
The innovative paper is a follow-up to the center’s original waste-not, want-not project of generating electricity from natural gas derived from elephant dung. It is made from the raw fibrous material that is left over after the bio-gas is extracted.
The center’s researchers are also trying to make plant containers and fertilizer from the waste. Converting the excrement has helped solve the increasingly difficult problem of disposing of the 4,400 pounds per day created by the 40 elephants at the Lampang center.
Women and elephants never forget. - Dorothy Parker
Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell
The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. - Juan Ramon Jimenez
Anything related to elephants is irrelephant. - Unknown
One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials. - Will Rogers
Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper. - Daphne Zuniga
When two elephants fight it is the grass that gets trampled. - African Proverb
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. - Pearl Bailey
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. - Samuel Goldwyn
A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on. - Samuel Goldwyn
My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic? - Jay Leno
I can forget and you can forget, but a piece of paper never forgets. - Unknown
Before you eat the elephant, make sure you know what parts you want to eat. - Todd Stocker
If life gives you a bowl of lemons, go find an annoying guy with paper cuts. - Unknown
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met. - Herb Caen
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God. - Sidney Sheldon
Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases. - Jerry Brown
Women are like elephants to me: nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one. - WC Fields
I think I'm right-brained, incapable of managing my way out of a brown paper bag. - Jeremy Grantham
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere. - Steven Wright
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. - Ernest Hemingway
France is a country where the money falls apart but you can't tear the toilet paper. - Billy Wilder
Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. - David Hilbert
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How he got into my pyjamas I'll never know. - Groucho Marx
When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. - Brendan Francis
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman
I'd learned some things. I knew you weren't supposed to hold a good wine at the top - the paper bag falls off. - Pat Paulsen
It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see, not perhaps the way out, but the way in. - Arthur Christopher Benson
I'm readin' in the paper where the CIA is dopin' people up. Maybe somebody injected some of that LSD in the lady's cottage cheese. - Archie Bunker
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