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Cow’s urine seems to sell like hot cakes in India. Bottled urine with a label that reads The Gift from the Cow costs 30 rupees a pop.

The remedy is said to be capable of treating patients with diseases of the liver and those affected with obesity and skin problems. It is reportedly also used for beating cancer. Tablets and ointments made from vaporized cow’s urine are also available but hard to get because demand often exceeds supply. In India’s state of Gujarat alone, workers collect the precious medication from animals kept in more then 300 pens.

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August 1, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on And You Thought You Had A Bad Job

Chocoholic squirrel

Reuters Via Yahoo! News

A Finnish squirrel with a sweet tooth heads to a Finnish grocery shop at least twice a day to steal “Kinder Surprise” chocolate-shelled eggs.

“I named it the Kinder-squirrel, after the treats. It always goes after them, other sweets do not seem to interest it as much,” the manager of the store in Jyvaskyla, central Finland, told Reuters.

The confectionary, which is intended for children, has a toy inside.

“It removes the foil carefully, eats the chocolate and leaves the store with the toy,” Irene Lindroos said.

August 1, 2007 Posted by | animals | 1 Comment

Piled higher and deeper

Reuters

A Florida man stockpiled 20,000 cubic yards (15,290 cubic metres) of horse manure on his property and was charged with running an illegal composting operation, environmental regulators said on Wednesday.

Neighbours complained about the odour wafting from Walter Duque’s property in the rural community of Loxahatchee, where several acres were covered with manure piles up to 15 feet (4.5 metres) high, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.

August 1, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Piled higher and deeper