Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hey, Pull My Finger...!


You know, just when you think you've heard it all...something like this comes along!

It does open up some interesting ideas for similar products here in the states! I'm surprised that some company here hasn't started selling something along these lines! You know...someone like Glade?

Believe me...I couldn't make this up if I wanted to! The rest of the story is right here!

Cow fart cans offer 'authentic smell of countryside'
Cans filled with the aroma of cow farts are proving a big hit with shoppers - despite costing £5 a tin.

Tins filled with the air sucked out of an ageing wooden stable, straw lined and filled with gas producing cattle has become an instant hit after it went on sale in Germany.

Managers of the 'Countryside air to go' project say their clients are mainly country people who have moved to the city and want to be reminded of home.

The cans cost £5 a pop and can be ordered from the web site www.stallduft.de

One advert boasts: 'Simply put your nose to the tin and peel back the lid for the authentic smell of the country'.

Designer Daniela Dorrer from the village of Adlkofen in Bavaria in Germany said: 'We hope to make people who miss the countryside happy and remind them of home.

'We are planning other smells such as horse, straw, pigs and manure. But most people miss the smell of the cows in the country, not really surprising as much of the smell is from cows.'

Cows' farting and burping have even been accused of causing global warming problems.

Just one cow gives off enough harmful methane gas in a single day to fill around 400 litre bottles, which is really bad for the environment, say experts.

I was just thinking that if they wanted a really unusual gift along these same lines, the smell of all the Manure in Washington would certainly fill the bill! I'm just not sure there would be a market for such an odor...unless it was for retired politicians!

Now, let's get some coffee and sit on the patio for a bit!

10 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

German buy anything to be honest :-) :-) :-)
Here in Sweden we sell a lot of canned (glass jars) of Moose poop :-) We also sell things like ear rings and jewelry made from Moose poop too and it all goes to germans :-) :-) :-)

Anything made from something coming from a moose is something germans loves. They even steal our moose warning signs by the roads too. So I´m not that surprised to be honest.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I didn't know that! That's the way the Japanese used to be about Texas stuff!

I don't remember hearing about them stealing any road signs though.

I appreciate you coming by today!

Ben in Texas said...

Wasn't there a "plan" or idea to capture the gas at the feed lots that dot Texas and reclaim that gas?

I can just see it now,a whole bunch of cows with Gas capture devices strapped to their butts!!! LOL LOL LOL

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Gives me an idea.... I wonder if there are people who miss the smell of baked beans, I eat them most days.

I couldn't believe it, I even went to the site you listed, it's there.

AV

Dizzy-Dick said...

I don't know how you keep coming up with these things but sure glad you do. You always seem to make my day. Thanks Jim.

Momlady said...

Thanks for making my morning. I'll have to pass the news on to my friends, not that we'll all go out and get the stuff. We'll just laugh at how some people are idiots with their money.

Rae said...

Well if nothing else, they would make nice "gag" gifts. That's what I would be doing if I had to sniff them.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
Sounds like something the folks in DC would come up with!

It makes me grin to even think about it!

Thanks for coming over today!


Hey AV...
See? I told ya I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried!

The world is full of folks willing to buy just about anything, I guess!

Hey, I appreciate you coming by today!


Hey Dizzy...
I'm sure glad you get a bit of enjoyment out of this silliness I find!

It's a crazy world out there and proves that "truth is stranger than fiction"!

Many thanks, buddy, for coming by today!


Hey Momlady...
You know that some folks will want to buy one, just to show it off!

Guess that's what the sellers are counting on!

I do appreciate you dropping by today!


Hey Rae...
It would be a good, funny gift...and I'm pretty sure my reaction would be the same as yours if I smelled the can!

Scary what some folks will spend money on!

You're visit is really appreciated today, Rae!

JoJo said...

What a lovely Story, LOL
coffee on the patio sounds like a nice way to spend the morning windy here won't be going out there.

Starting to get around better but this chair for some reason cause discomfort so I need to remember to have someone switch it out so I can join in more often.

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Windy and chilly here in Houston as well!

We usually get a short cold front around Easter, but this one caught a lot of folks off-guard!

That discomfort from the chair may be from where the edge meets up with the back of the knee! Try using a pad of some sort right on the edge of the seat, so that the back of the knee is more supported and the blood flow isn't cut off!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!