Dung art

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Credit: e_monk on Flickr

Found this sculpture on Flickr. It was taken in North Carolina, US

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What do dung beetles and Nobel awards have in common?

The humble dung beetle was awarded the Ig Nobel award

… via a team of dung beetle loving researchers

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Ig Noble awards are about recognizing research that makes you think and then laugh

Marcus Byrne and his team of dung beetle researchers were awarded the an Ig Noble prize in biology and astronomy for their research into the dung beetle and its ability to navigate via the stars.

Check out his interview at the Sustainable Lens for the full story behind this incredible beetle.

Image credit: Sustainable Lens

Doug the Dung Beetle’s first book absolutely free

…but only for a short time

Download Doug the Dung Beetle – The long roll home for FREE!

As part of a promotion for the release of Martina’s next kid’s picture book, she wanted to spread the word of me – Doug!  So please, if you’ve ever had a twitch to look at my book, but didn’t, here is your opportunity to do so for absolutely free.  And as a favour to me, spread the word with your friends by sharing this post.  Give them the gift of humour and dung, all in the one neat little package!

But offers like this don’t last forever.  So go on, click here to visit NoiseTrade for your free copy (suitable for your Kindle, iPad and more).

NoiseTrade Doug Dung Beetle Promotion