We commonly refer to unfortunate situations or unbelievable stories that people tell us as BullShit. Attaching this label allows allows us to discredit or discard it as being worthless, or a waste. But, the saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ holds true – even for BS.
Here are a couple of pretty handy uses for this commodity.
Fertilizer: the nutrients in manure help to replace minerals in the soil to benefit plants and agriculture.
Power: Farms with large quantities of manure can actually collect it and process it into useable fuel for generating electricity. Methane gas can also be used to power an automobile.
In some developing nations; dried dung is burned as fuel for heat or cooking. And it is commonly used for building materials – houses made from dung and straw.
Post-it Brand Notes were essentially the result of an adhesive that didn’t quite hold anything. It took a choir-singing employee of 3M to realize the benefit of this unique adhesive. And the yellow paper in the unique square size were scraps from another project.
Here is a link to the Top 10 Accidental inventions: http://listverse.com/2008/02/24/top-10-accidental-discoveries/
Take a look at what you leave behind – the discarded materials; failed attempts; and unfortunate events of your past can all be used to fuel your future. How can it be repurposed, redesigned to benefit you?
What will power your next project?
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