Pigeons could soon clean your car

Pigeon poop is a filthy nuisance, especially when it lands on shoulders, hair, statues, and cars. But a new development in science could turn pigeon plop into cleaning product.

Developed by Belgian firm Tuur Van Balen, the project “Pigeon D’Or” has been created to see if it’s possible to modify the metabolism found in pigeons and change the faecal matter into cleaning detergent. When released by the pigeon, the soap would clean cars, buildings, and statues, instead of leaving dirty white spots all over everything.

You’re probably thinking that a pigeon dropping cleaning products off would be painful to the bird itself, but according to the people in charge, it is “as harmless to pigeons as yoghurt is to humans.”