You might have come across gold plated cars, or chrome plated cars but I am sure this one is going to top the list. Images of a 10th generation Toyota Corolla covered with cow dung have going viral on the internet.
As per information, a person named Rupesh Gauranga posted a photo on Facebook which he says was sent to him from a woman in the Western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Rupesh wrote:
“To counter 45 degrees heat temperatures and protect car from getting hot Mrs Sejal shah has plastered her car with cow dung. Getting cool”.
In rural India, cow dung is often used as an inexpensive method of insulation. It’s commonplace for walls and floors to be intentionally coated with dung to keep the interior of a structure tepid in the harsh heat of summer or intense chill of winter. It’s also believed to be a natural disinfectant and mosquito repellent.
Summers in India can be extremely hot and with temperatures peaking in May and June, air conditioning is a must. But when it comes to city driving, even newer cars have trouble keeping up with the sun beating down. However the proven method of insulating house walls with cow dung is perhaps seen to be implemented on a vehicle for the first time.
How much negative affect will this cast on the car’s body is unknown. Plus, how long will it last and how will the car smell inside & out is another interesting question that comes to mind. Nevertheless, people who used to call Corolla, a Cow-rolla have a pretty good justification now.
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