Max, back when we did the ren fair a number of disney imagineers liked to play in the sandbox. I had to design buildings with slate style roofs as thatch would burn to easy. The disney folk told me that they used the insulation from inside phone cables to simulate thatch. Could never find enough phone cable stuff. The mouse just gets it bulk from the distro.
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