In other cow dung news Matchstick Men move , EcoFaeBrick, proposed by students at Prasetiya Mulya Business School in Indonesia, won $25,000 at the 10th annual Global Social Venture Competition hosted by the Haas School of Business.

So what kind of novel invention earned them all this moo-lah? Bricks. Made of cow crap Around the World in Eighty Days release . We’re in udder disbelief that this fairly intuitive idea beat out the runners up, who created a way to test for counterfeit drugs and created solar panels made of recycled chip bags.

They’re not the only ones to capitalize on crap. This December, a company called Mr. Ellie Pooh received the Green Business Leader Award for their stationary made from Sri Lankan elephant dung. The thought of taking notes on something that came out of an elephant’s rear kinda creeps us out.

We suppose this gives a new meaning to the expression “sh*tting bricks.”

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Cow-dung brick business wins Cal prize [San Francisco Business Times]

UCB Mech E said:
May 3, 2009 at 11:30 pm

This is why buildings in the Turd World fall down so much during earthquakes… they are constructed from shitty bricks.