Indian Woman Coats Her Corolla In Cow Poop To Keep It Cool

To combat extreme temperatures in India, a local woman has covered her Toyota Corolla in cow dung.

Facebook user Rupesh Gauranga Das shared images of the poop-covered Toyota on Facebook before local media was able to track down the owner who revealed the car’s unique exterior finish had allowed her to cope with temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).

“The heat was getting unbearable. I have used cow dung in my house for flooring and from that experience I thought of doing something with my car,” Sejal Shah told the Hindustan Times.

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It’s not entirely clear how thick the layer of cow dung is but it only appears quite thin. The owner says that the cow dung should help keep the car warm in winter in addition to its cooling effect during summer.

“[The process of applying cow dung] not only keeps my car cool but also helps in preventing pollution. The harmful gases that are released while we use car AC increase the temperatures and contribute to global warming. I drive my car switching off the AC as the cow-dung keeps it cool,” she explained.

While this may all sound rather bizarre to most readers, it is quite a common practice in parts of rural India for cow dung to be applied to the floors and walls of a house to keep it cool in the summer and warm in winter. Additionally, cow dung is regarded as a mosquito repellent and a natural disinfectant. We can’t imagine it smelling very nice, however…

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  • ME

    That’s why I skip going to some countries.

    • Mike anonymous

      Because It is actually a smart and environmentally save decision made by someone all together? It may not be the most… appealing… form of cooling, but it at least shows she is someone who cares to a degree about the environment and her own health.

      [The process of applying cow dung] not only keeps my car cool but also helps in preventing pollution. The harmful gases that are released while we use car AC increase the temperatures and contribute to global warming. I drive my car switching off the AC as the cow-dung keeps it cool

      I am not sure if that’s a reason to ‘skip a country’, but I suppose we all do have our own personal opinions and preset limitations. I wrote another post above going into what an HVAC (‘AC’) system is and why We shouldn’t judge the ‘surface level‘ before getting to know a little bit more ‘about the lake‘ & in this case her reasoning behind her decisions.

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  • Mr. EP9

    That’s disgusting. Although, from a country with dedicated pooping streets, it’s not surprising.

  • Toronado_II

    Cool to see that “treatment” on a Ferrari…

  • Christian

    what a shitty car…

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    I bet it goes like shit too.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    The harmful gases that are released while we use car AC increase the temperatures and contribute to global warming.
    She said completely oblivious to the major contribution cow’s farts are to the same said problem!

    • Mike anonymous

      Before We Judge… Let Us Ask & Look Into The Why As Opposed To The What…. I actually want to address this because this is something common to all vehicles with an HVAC climate system.

      (This is to everyone who reads this btw, not just for you @disqus_vuZzY0RTqi:disqus as I actually am sure you’re well aware of this). It (HVAC) is a real system that needs to be regulated (by this I mean a different system should be used all together) and it ‘does‘ produce emissions that are and can be harmful to the health of the vehicles owner. What is more interesting is that in 1987: The United Nations Montreal Protocol had been established to protect the ozone layer (because that is how damaging the pollutants from an HVAC system are), as a coolant called Freon was to be used instead.

      Where am I going with this?,.. well all vehicles have an HVAC system. (Petrol, Hydrogen-electric, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, & Battery-Electric EVs’). This means that (as a whole) no vehicle is ‘actually‘ Zero Emissions. When a company states that a vehicle is ‘zero emissions‘ they are referring to the powertrain alone and NOT the vehicle itself.

      All vehicles (or at least those with an HVAC system found in every vehicle) are able to release harmful chemicals into the vehicle cabin and furthermore the atmosphere,.. meaning ALL VEHICLES emit (harmful) EMISSIONS on some level, which would mean that you are literally breathing in coolant (which may not do much in small doses, but overtime it (or a large enough dosage) has the potential to drastically ‘shorten‘ your life span.

      With that said… there is actually a good reason behind WHY this Lady has done what she has with her vehicle. (While there are other methods to cooling the vehicle using an R-17 module,.. that can be expensive). My overall points are… If a company tell you it’s vehicle (as in the vehicle itself) is ‘zero emissions’ then they would be outright lying to their customers and You, (as all vehicles, even electric ones, produce harmful emissions) Therefore, I wouldn’t be too quick to judge this Ladies’ decisions all together, as the reasoning behind them is actually quite bright.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        She’d seem a hell of a lot less sanctimonious if she didn’t actually drive a car.

        • Mike anonymous

          This is true. But I also wanted to take time to talk about something else that I don’t think is widely talked about within the automotive industry. Although I’m sure she’s doing the best she can with what she has.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Ah, there’s no flies on her (they’re all on the car). 😁

    • Sydromir

      cows don’t release methane in there farts they release it when they belch

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Fair point. I think both ends are at work.

  • Bash

    So how does it work, does the cow has to be male/ female? Does it have to have a specific color, size, shape?

    • Mike anonymous

      It is similar to ‘mud cooling’ although the effects using ‘this stuff‘ is a bit more effective in a way (supposedly). The idea itself and reasons behind it is actually quite a bright idea albeit if it is a bit disgusting.

      P.S. …you um.. do mean the cow what you sayit‘ right?

      • Bash

        lol yeah. I meant the cow by “it” and I figured that this “idea” have certain validity although as you said, it’s as disturbing and sorta crazy as it sounds.

  • Paul

    Yeah, but what keeps the flies away?

    • john1168

      Probably urine…

  • MatTa Ddor

    It’s not surprised,corolla always been crap car

  • Jason Panamera

    And no one will be pleased with keying or scratching that car.

  • john1168

    She’s single, isn’t she??? LOL

    • Marc Gruben

      I’d love to see her “personals” ad on Craigslist.

  • FlameWater

    You’re not gonna get the best ideas from a 1.3 billion population

  • Chandrasiri

    Dried cowdung is odorless and supposedly (Google search) has antibacterial properties and keeps insects away.

    • Dude

      This is true and humans have been using cow dung for such things and more for thousands of years. I remember learning this in 4th grade when our awesome teacher actually brought some in to gross us out.

  • Pissed Canuck

    Gives a whole new meaning to the term “sh*tbox”

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  • man

    I call BS.

  • klowik

    maybe Toyota India should offer cow dung coating as an option to replace air-cond.

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  • AMG44

    Poor Cowrolla. Did she put it in the radiator too?

  • KAG25

    I mean, would she smell a difference there

    • donald seymour

      WHYYYY! I don’t know how to feel about your comment. Laugh out Loud.

  • Knarck

    And then there’s the velvet wrapped Rolls Royce that probably absorbs heat

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