Or why Amazon is selling cow-dung cakes in India:
I learned that cow dung cakes can now be ordered on the Indian Amazon website. Out of curiosity, I ordered 6 pieces. It cost me 236 rupees, about $4. I called the local office of Amazon and spoke to Jaideep, who was very courteous and happy to answer my questions.
Somewhere, Hermes is laughing at the mark-up on cow dung.
(Via Professor Althouse)