That’s right ladies (and some dudes). The next time you “bat your eyes,” it might be literal.
Have you ever noticed the pearlescent quality in fertilizer? Bird poo? Eye shadow?
I’m not kidding. Google it. People are even talking about it on yahoo answers.
UPDATE: I did some more digging and here’s what I found:
Yes. It’s true.
Ok. It’s not completely true. Bat Guano does not exist in mascara. How many obvious sanitary reasons would you need?
However, a derivative of guano does exist in mascara. It’s called guanine. It helps provide a certain pearly shine to nail polish, shampoo, eye shadow, and mascara. So while they don’t actually use guano, they do derive guanine from it. They also, produce it synthetically.
* It should also be noted that guanine can be found in seabird guano as well as bat guano.
Long story short, there is some truth to the urban legend that mascara, eye shadow, shampoo and other everyday items contain guano.
PLEASE TRY OUR NEW SHADES OF EYE SHADOW:
- Fertilizer Purple
- Guano Green
- Flying Rat Poo Red
Ok. I’ll stop. This is getting ridiculous.
Back to my bat guano research. (It really does make a great garden fertilizer: Guano know more?)