Tuesday, March 10, 2009


They've been showing up pretty frequently in my dreams, these ships of the desert. Pretty nice, a little stubborn, but not prone to outrageous behavior unless mistreated. Did you know that camels
  • can drink up to 30 gallons of water in ten minutes?
  • were introduced to western Australia in the 1800's by the British army and that many of their descendants run wild there today?
  • are considered a health food because their meat has no fat and no cholesterol, and that they are kept as dairy animals in some parts of the world? Acquired taste aside?
  • there are 160 words for "camel" in Arabic?
  • an adventure company in California uses them as pack animals on camping trips?
You can find some of the most interesting things on line. For a fun quiz and more about camels than you thought there was to know, please go to http://fohn.net/camel-pictures-facts
for more information.

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