I'm not making this up, I swear.
In today's snailmail, I got an advertising flyer for a fertiliser product. Apparently:
"These are little animals made from their own doo which has been heat treated so it's safe and there's no smell."
A general fertiliser is added to each animal shape, and they are placed in plant-pots and watered to provide slow release compost and nutrients to houseplants.
You can buy these individually, or as a set of three or four, and they come in the following "varieties"
Seriously, it's probably a great idea, and it's certainly environmentally sound, but even so... How many people are really going to buy shit on mail order?
The company also sells bagged manure compost (made from giraffe, rhino, elephant, hippo, camel, zebra and llama dung, colleced from Auckland and Wellington zoos), a pumice mix for terracotta outdoor pots, and various mulches and decorative bark nuggets for your garden.
If you don't believe me, go to http://www.endangeredfaeces.co.nz/. In fact, go anyway, just for fun.