News Briefs 16-11-2011

I love the smell of panda poo in the morning.

Quote of the Day:

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it?

~ Richard Dawkins (after a cup of panda poo brew)

  1. Panda poo tea – not so unusual
    It’s not so unusual for someone to be brewing tea from panda poo – after all, there’s already civet poo coffee.

    That’s right folks, a special delicacy. AND you have to pay for the privilege – up to $800 per kg (£500)and a cup of this fine brew can set you back $50!

    The coffee beans in this case have been eaten by a civet, a cat-like mammal, then excreted out.

    According to one civet poo coffee aficionado:
    “It looks different, it smells different, and most importantly it tastes different.”

    Hmmm – I bet it does!

    You can read more about it here:

    I don’t think they’ll be selling it at Starbucks anytime soon.


  2. I guess most of us have been
    I guess most of us have been curios whether the yeti finger was just a hoax or indeed real. The yeti finger, famously smuggled out of Asia by actor Jimmy Stewart, was recently tested for DNA by scientists. It turns out the famous yeti finger is actually from a male. Resource for this article:

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