The other day I saw this headline gently slide down my facebook newsfeed:
It was like this news story was written just for me, you guys! I couldn’t not click on it. Impossible. Didn’t even try to resist.
If you haven’t already, take a moment to click and find out about this project that’s making a big splash.
The pictures in the article of them shaping the fake poop actually reminded me of when my brother and I were kids and my parents would let us all skip church on a Sunday morning to go fishing (they said God would forgive us as long as we caught something…and by ‘caught something,’ I think they meant fish).
Once my brother and I got bored from watching our unmoving poles in the water, we would play in the mud on the shoreline. One of the things we’d do with this mud, aside from slinging it at each other, was to fashion different varieties of fake poop to try and fool our parents or whomever might come by once we left the area. We’d mix the mud with various amounts of water and experimented with different consistencies. We specialized in dog excrement and cow pies, mainly because that was the local market, which meant that those varieties were the only real life models we had to work from at the time. But man, if we had had the technology that Bill and Melinda Gates do now…our output would have been solid and regular. One can only imagine.