14,000 bags of dog poo were collected in New Taipei City recently in the “Poo for Gold” contest. Dog owners in the city were not picking up after their pets and it was becoming a major health hazard. The solution? A contest. Turn in a bag of poo…get a lottery ticket. Grand prize? A gold ingot. A local volunteer won first prize.
Unfortunately, officials have announced that this is the end of the exchange of gold for poo. Too expensive.