Saturday, April 18, 2009

As For the Ink In the Pens.......

More proof that being a tourist can inhibit brain activity..... local industry is thriving by producing handmade paper out of a material no-one else wants - wombat poo. The novelty paper is a hit with tourists keen to buy a distinctly Australian souvenir from the area.

It's not as bad as it sounds, at least once the creative process is finished.

Creative Paper manager Darren Simpson says the manufacturing process can be rather unpleasant. "When we are boiling it, it does smell horrific as you can imagine, but once it has been sterilised and rinsed properly there's no scent left to it. If anything it just gives you a nice organic smell," he said.

All the golden eggs come from one goose.

All the paper is made from the dung of a single animal called Nugget that lives in a wildlife park near Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations.

I wonder if the Custer State Park people have considered doing this with buffalo?