Flat Earth: Crap from Norway

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The Independent Online
WHILE you watch this weekend's Olympic blitz from Norway, unique souvenirs of the winter games can be found on the streets of Lillehammer. They are dark brown, oval-shaped, no two are alike, they look good on an ear and they don't smell, according to Tore Haugen, the man who is touting this latest fashion accessory.

Mr Haugen is a lumberjack - we hestitate to call him the designer and manufacturer because what he is offering the world is elk droppings. They are dried, cooked in a microwave, painted with lacquer (four times) and turned into ear-rings at pounds 7 a pair. 'I think they'll be popular, especially with people who come from countries where there are no elk,' Mr Haugen said.