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Thursday, February 15, 2007

It Brings New Meaning To The 5-Second Rule

While most universities sponsor research into how to cure cancer and fight AIDS, hold symposiums to advocate for peace in every region of the world, and study the various effects of economic theory, our good friends at Michigan State University are working on ways to make floors and shelves out of shit.

Literally. Cow shit.

According to this Yahoo! News article, researchers at MSU say that "fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in making fiberboard, which is used to make everything from furniture to flooring to store shelves. And the resulting product smells just fine."

Yeah, kind of like how Yost insists his farts smell good (ziiiiiiing!).

If the Sparty scientists want to really do something thought to be theoretically impossible, they should try to figure out why every MSU football team disappoints its fans and chokes away at least one big game each fall. And while they're working on that seemingly unsolvable puzzle, maybe they could help their friends in Ann Arbor with an equally tough problem we seem to have on the basketball court.

Until then, good luck on curing the world shit crisis.

(HT: SB)


Anonymous said...

Michigan State football coaches get a lot of criticism, but apparently they were way ahead of the MSU scientists in finding out how to make things out of shit...

ctgarrick said...

I am actually a chemist in the particleboard and fiberboard industry. As such, I would really hate to see that happen. I think I would have to change jobs.