With environmentalists up in arms over multinational corporations’ prodigious rape of forests to produce a variety of products, one place in Asia is trying to turn the plunder of natural resources on its head by doing quite the opposite.
A park in Thailand has seized on the opportunity to recycle its waste and transform them into useful paper products as attractive as they is eco-friendly.
And the source of the paper?
From stationery to bound journals to greeting cards, and even bouquets of paper roses, the eco tourism attraction in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the humorously literal name of Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park is drawing thousands of visitors through its lush gardens where eight pavilions display each process of turning elephant waste products into useful things of beauty.
The Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park sits on a naturally built outdoor museum where Thailand’s rich history of traditional paper-making and handicrafts production are showcased at its best.
Even better, guests are invited to roll up their sleeves and actually participate in the poop-to-paper making process.
It also has a gift shop with a tongue-in-cheek name called “The POO-tique.”
Visitors can browse and purchase from among the colorfully dizzying array of paper products proudly made from elephant waste.
Nearby, a cafe serves refreshments, such as the popular POO POO Chip cookies, which thankfully aren’t made of poop, despite its name, but, like the rest of the food offered in the park, have been sourced out from its rich organic gardens.
As the park continues to stress, no trees were cut down to create its paper products. As well as being tree-free, the paper making process does not include bleaching or other chemicals, and only edible food coloring and soy-based inks are used for graphics and printing.
The sustainable tourism the Elephant POOPOOPaper Park has managed to cultivate puts great importance on caring for the environment, while helping communities and people work together without harming nature.
H/T: Poo Poo Paper Park
20,000 Bees Swarmed This Car For Two Days To Follow Trapped Queen Bee
So scary! It looks like my nightmares just came true.
I got stung by a bee once when I was a kid and since then, I developed a fear of these little creatures. Their stings hurt like hell!
So naturally, I couldn’t imagine what I would do if something like this happened to me. I’d probably run for my life and never use my car again.
Anyway, this story tells us about how a terrifying number of around 20,000 bees swarmed around a woman’s Mitsubishi Outlander for two days. Unknown to car owner, the queen bee got stuck in the car boot and so her loyal bees followed her.
This Cat Just Won The Internet With His Sick Ballet Moves
Wow, this is unbelievable – and so adorable!
Cats are always adorable. No wonder they’re among the most popular animals on social media. Just take a good scroll on your Facebook feed and you’ll most likely see GIFs, videos, and memes starring our furry friends.
Mirko, a cat from Japan, is, however, a cat on a different level.
What sets him apart from the rest, you ask? Well, he’s got sick ballet moves to show us all.
Man Jumps Into Zoo Enclosure Full of Lions and Strips Naked
A disturbed young man jumped into the lions’ enclosure, stripped naked, and dared the animals to eat him.
On Saturday, May 21, a 20-year-old man identified as Franco Luis Ferrada Roman caused a horrifying scene at the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo in Chile when he jumped into an enclosure, where the African lions were kept, and took off his clothes in a bid to make the animals eat him. Needless to say, visitors at the zoo were shocked by Roman's actions. There were many children present and their parents frantically covered their eyes to spare them from the bloody scene.
The lions, on the other hand, seemed to have their killer instincts aroused by Ferrada Roman's actions They went toward him and then they pounced on him. They ended up mauling him.
The man reportedly had a death wish.
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