In one of the oddest stories I’ve heard all week (and it’s still Tuesday) a Japanese researcher named Mayu Yamamoto was recently awarded the 2007 IG Nobel Prize for her unique find. She is a Japanese researcher who found a way to extract vanilla from cow dung. Apparently cow dung will be able to cut the costs of the pricey vanilla scent. That’s a great association to have the next time I have a bowl of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Apparently, Mayu says she does not expect the extract to be used in food. She says:
…this component is exactly the same but it would be difficult for people to accept it in food, given the recent rules of disclosing the origins of ingredients.
Well Mayu, thanks for the clarification. Next time I’m eating some vanilla ice cream, I’ll be glad to know that I’m not eating a bowl of bullshit. Now if there way a way to extract the bull shit from the Oval office, I’d truly be impressed.