American pioneer stories recount using buffalo chips in place of firewood. I doubt those pioneers would ever have conceived a day when a city person would place an order for cow patties and have them gift wrapped and delivered via commercial carrier. We highlight this story for perspective, fun or head-scratching.
Source: Associated Press, December 28, 2015.
The patties—cow poop mixed with hay and dried in the sun, made mainly by women in rural areas and used to fuel fires—have long been available in India’s villages. But online retailers including Amazon and eBay are now reaching out to the country’s ever-increasing urban population, feeding into the desire of older city folks to harken back to their childhood in the village.