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Yuck! Taiwan dog poop lottery draws thousands

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TAIPEI — An innovative scheme to keep the streets of northern Taiwan clean has seen thousands of citizens dutifully collecting bags of dog poop in the hope of winning $2,000 in gold.

More than 4,000 residents of New Taipei City, which surrounds the capital, have signed up for the competition since it was launched in early August, and have so far collected 14,000 bags of the stuff.

"The outcome of the campaign beat all our expectations," Lai Lien-chueh, from the city's environmental protection bureau, told AFP on Wednesday.

Those taking part in the scheme were given one lottery ticket for each bag of dog waste they collected, with the top prize in the draw including gold ingots worth around Tw$60,000 ($2,000).

AFP

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Empress-N's avatar - voodoo
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Posted: December 7, 2011, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

Well, aint that some <snip>.....LOLPuke

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    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: December 7, 2011, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

    I wonder how many cheated and used some other sort of poooooooo.LOL

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      Posted: December 7, 2011, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

      It's a <snip>ty deal,if you ask me!

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        Posted: December 7, 2011, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder how many cheated and used some other sort of poooooooo.LOL

        LOL

        That was gross, girl.

        But funny.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: December 7, 2011, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder how many cheated and used some other sort of poooooooo.LOL

          Dang! Sully knows all the schemes. LOL

          You musta worked dealing with the general public. Dead

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            sully16's avatar - sharan
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            Posted: December 7, 2011, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

            Dang! Sully knows all the schemes. LOL

            You musta worked dealing with the general public. Dead

            LOL YEAH, I have seen enough to know I've seen to much.

            Side note, I wonder how much they pay the guy who checks the bags.

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              Posted: December 7, 2011, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

              LOL YEAH, I have seen enough to know I've seen to much.

              Side note, I wonder how much they pay the guy who checks the bags.

              LoL - good stuff sully!!

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                Posted: December 7, 2011, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                LOL YEAH, I have seen enough to know I've seen to much.

                Side note, I wonder how much they pay the guy who checks the bags.

                heaven only knows .......... but am sure its not enough by a long shot LOL

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                  Posted: December 7, 2011, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                  Check your shoes!

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                    Posted: December 7, 2011, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Anybody else thinking Pumpi definitley had something to do with this?

                    You know, one of his "you could" lottery ideas!

                    Scared

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                      Posted: December 7, 2011, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                      Anybody else thinking Pumpi definitley had something to do with this?

                      You know, one of his "you could" lottery ideas!

                      Scared

                      no way ct, way to simple,LOL

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                        Posted: December 7, 2011, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                        what would be cool is now they have fake winners and start a new lottery for all trash.

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                          Posted: December 8, 2011, 3:29 am - IP Logged

                          next time you stand in dog poo it wont be " <snip>! it. "

                          it wll be " dammint ,i could have won  with that pile of poop  "

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                            Some folks will do anything for money!