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In a past life I was....

 
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A dung beetle.

I know, most people would pick some famous person. But for me, dung beetles are da bomb. And they are very permaculture-y. I lived in big "dung beetle" country in Kenya. While other people were out scoping for lions and elephants, I was on the lookout for dung beetles.

Some people are weird. (not mentioning any names... )

















Of course there is fame to be had in being a dung beetle - in ancient Egypt, the dung beetle (scarab) rolled the sun across the sky.




 
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Too funny !

 
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Honey badger!
 
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Shane...is this you? Running in slow motion and eating cobras?

 
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And back to dung beetle humor...









And for all you crafy types....a crochet pattern for a dung beetle

 
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Jennifer, yes - that's me!
 
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For Jen: more dung beetles
 
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Leila - that was too good not to post here:




Is it weird to have a dung beetle fetish??

 
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Hey Jen, this one's for you:
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Dung Beetles Teach Us About the Circular Economy?
 
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Here are two neat Dung Beetle songs.
One by Adventure Girl:

One by Pete Denahy: (this one's pretty silly)
 
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Hysterical! Thank you!
 
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