Silent organic lawn mower needs no gas, and creates its own fertilizer

Nothing spoils the tranquility of a day in the park more than some groundskeeper cutting the grass with a noisy, fume belching lawnmower. The parks department in Turin Italy has come up with a solution however, replacing their fleet of gas guzzling lawn clippers with a herd of 700 sheep. They are currently testing this new system, keeping the sheep confined to one fenced in area at a time until the grass is as smooth as the infield at Shea Stadium. So far, the only complaints have come from picnickers, who are leaning first hand that what you put into a sheep, eventually comes out the other end.

From The Guardian