Saturday, January 02, 2010

Zoo sells $20,884 in reindeer dropping ornaments

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Bloomington's Miller Park Zoo has raised $20,884 this holiday season selling necklaces and ornaments made from reindeer droppings.
The zoo had such success last year selling Christmas ornaments made of the reindeer droppings that they started making jewelry this year. The droppings are dime-sized, dehydrated, sterilized and spray-painted with glitter. They're called "Magical Reindeer Gems."

The Miller Park Zoological Society says this year they made about 300 necklaces and more than 2,000 ornaments. Society spokeswoman Susie Ohley says the money will go to help the city-owned zoo.

The last ornaments were sold Sunday, but Ohley says the items will be available in the zoo gift shop again next year.

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Would if reindeer could reason and talk? What do you think they'd have to say about humans turning their poop into jewelry and selling it to other stupid humans?


Jenni said...

My favorite part about this is that they covered the poop with glitter...Like glitter would somehow make the reindeer crap that is hung on my tree and/or around my neck more appealing.
I wonder if we covered Detroit with glitter we would get a similar outcome.

HeatherLynn said...

Jenni ~ I think we SHOULD cover detriot with glitter...regardless...ANYTHING would be better than as is.

Gancer - I believe this...people can be really gimmicky! And if ten people have poop around their necks...all the sudden, poop is in and everyone needs poop jewelry.

ever watch the movie idiocracy?

however, great for the zoo though, for such an original and obviously profitable fund raising that's thinking outside the box! :)


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jenni and Heather: I dare you to buy some of this jewelry, take a pic of yourself in it, and post it in your blog.