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A Chinese biologist has collected five tons of panda crap which he plans to use to make cancer-fighting tea, which will sell at a cup-dropping $36,000 a pound. An Yashi, a lecturer from Sichuan, reckons the panda scat is chock full of cancer combating substances, making it an ideal fertiliser for green tea - already famously …

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Joke

Tastes like shit to me

Was that too obvious?

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Basil

This coffee tastes like shit.

It IS shit Austin.

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Joke

Blizzard will rake it in...

With Blizzards upcoming expansion to World Of Warcraft,entitled "Mists Of Pandaria" and featuring Kung-Fu Panda's as the main part of the expansion, does this mean a corresponding increase in the price of virtual panda shite as well ?

Activision, those, cunning, cunning owners of Blizzard, must surely see this lucrative opportunity to glean yet more wonga from their 12 million subscribers.

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Bleargh!

What is this fascination with poop drinks?! If I want a posh coffee, I'll get Jamaican Blue Mountain at £70 a pound, sans villi and mucosa.

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Austin...

the coffee *IS* shit.

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The Kopi Luwak coffee beans are softened by the process and produce a noticeably less bitter taste.

Panda poo probably won't make the tea taste any worse - herbivore poo tends to be much less abhorrent than carnivore or omnivore poo (rabbits, for example, will frequently eat their own droppings to have another go at digesting grass) - but I'm dubious about the health benefits. Is this according to Western (scientific) medicine or Chinese Traditional (folklore) Medicine?

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Western medicine is not scientific

It is driven by Marketards now - check out Zostavax, for example. Here we have a shingles vaccine marketed to old people with weak immune systems but which should not be administered to old people with weak immune systems.

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Some people will buy any old shit if you tell them it cures cancer.

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Anonymous Coward

One wonders what the Daily Mail is gonna think of this.

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I wonder

where he got the idea.

Had a cup of tea or coffee at McDonalds perhaps?

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Joke

They're just trying to panda to people with more money than sense.

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Anonymous Coward

Cappuccino anyone

At last something to rival Baldrick's coffee in Black Adder Goes Forth.

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IT Angle

On the plus side...

if there's a viable commercial application for the panda, then it makes it easier for the people in power to give a shit about their survival.

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Anonymous Coward

fair exchange

they get to take the shit when the pandas are saved

and then profit...

capitalism at work, no?

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Pint

Does this mean that you get a black and white coffee simultaneously in one cup?

Rob

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Kopi Luwak

The coffee we get at work is a local variety of Kopi Luwak - it tastes like some passing cat has pee'd on it.

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Trollface

"it tastes like some passing cat has pee'd on it."

Maybe the vendor at your workplace has a personal "interpretation" of Kopi Luwak.

(Meaning it actually has cat pee ?).

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Coat

Clearly, the name for this product should be...

...ShiTea!

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Anonymous Coward

or

Lapsang Poochong?

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Title should be..

Who Flug Dung reports...

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