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  • Horse Bonds With Seeing Eye Caamel

    12/10/2016 10:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WGME ^ | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 2016
    It's an unlikely friendship at a zoo right here in Maine, a horse and a camel. Caesar lives at the Pony X-Press Zoo in Winslow. The 5-year-old camel is a main attraction for the traveling zoo, but he also serves another purpose. Ed Papsis says they've had Dolly on and off for 10 years. "She's probably the only horse that has a Seeing Eye camel, she unfortunately has gone blind," Papsis said. Caesar needed company, and Dolly needed a guide. "We put the horse in there and she just kind of bonded with him and he bonded with her," Papsis...
  • National Day Camel Marathon to take place in Dubai on Saturday

    12/03/2016 12:00:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, December 02, 2016
    The National Day Camel Marathon in the UAE, organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, HHC, in cooperation with Dubai Camel Racing Club, will take place on Saturday, 3rd December, at Dubai International Endurance City, Saih Al Salam. The Camel Marathon is part of the on-going 45th National Day celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said, "Camel racing is one of the most enduring and centuries-old traditional sports in the UAE. Following the success of the inaugural event last year, we have renamed the race as the National Day Camel Marathon since...
  • Camel Carnage: 60 year old killed in collision

    05/30/2016 1:17:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Eliana Royzen
    A fatal road accident claimed the life of a 60 year old woman in southern Israel Sunday night. The female driver was killed instantly when her vehicle collided with three camels. MDA paramedics stated that they arrived on the scene to find the vehicle crushed, with the female driver pinned inside and showing no vital signs. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was declared dead at the scene. The camels had been wandering unattended and disrupting traffic prior to the accident. Police are currently searching for the camel owners, who could potentially be found liable for the incident....
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Ancient Humans, Dogs Hunted Mastodon in Florida: Early Dogs Helped Humans Hunt Mammoths

    05/16/2016 2:29:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Discovery News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jennifer Viegas
    The geology of the site, as well as pollen and algae finds, suggest that the hunter-gatherers encountered the mastodon next to a small pond that both humans and animals used as a water source, the researchers believe. Waters said that the prehistoric "people knew how to find game, fresh water and materials for making tools. These people were well adapted to this environment. The site is a slam-dunk pre-Clovis site with unequivocal artifacts, clear stratigraphy and thorough dating." Another research team previously excavated the site and found what they believed were dog remains, so dogs "would most likely have been...
  • Islamic Cleric: Who Needs Medicine When You Have The Prophet’s Advice to Drink Camel Urine Instead

    04/21/2016 12:25:46 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 25 replies
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  • WATCH: Clinton aide Abedin rejects hug in awkward moment

    02/12/2016 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Eric Garland
    Cameras caught top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin apparently shoving away a woman who tried to hug her after Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. It’s not immediately clear who the woman was. The video shows the woman hugging and briefly chatting with Clinton on the stage after the debate. She then moves toward Abedin.
  • Teen Illegally Scales Egypt's Great Pyramid

    01/31/2016 7:51:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | Arden Dier,
    Though climbing the oldest and largest of the three pyramids could result in a three-year jail term, or something far worse if he lost his footing, "I thought the photos would be worth it," Ciesielski says, per the Telegraph. Armed with a GoPro camera, "I just started climbing." He took the first few steps quickly "so nobody would follow me and take me down," he tells Business Insider. It wasn't until he was about halfway up the 455-foot structure that police finally spotted him. Ciesielski kept climbing and reached the top in about eight minutes. Spectacular images on his blog...
  • Bar Sparks Controversy Hosting Camel Rides and Camel Meat Eating

    01/20/2016 10:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS58 ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Christie Green
    A bar in Okauchee Lake, Wisconsin is hosting Saturday night an event that has been raising protests from some. Foolery’s Liquid Therapy bar is hosting an event involving camels. There are camel rides available for customers. In addition, customers can eat camel toes and camel meat, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook group. A Facebook group called Global Conservation Group, posted a protest to the event. Tony Foss, the owner of the camel, posted to the group that a camel will not be slaughtered at the event and the camel is a pet of his. The bar posted...
  • Camel Enjoys Cup of Coffee From Woman

    10/14/2015 10:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 12, 2015
    Saudi 'Sada' newspaper, which published the picture. A woman in Saudi Arabia published a picture on her social media page showing a female camel enjoying a cup of coffee she offered to it. The picture showed only the woman’s hand carrying the cup and tilting it towards the camel’s mouth while she had a mobile phone in the other hand. The Saudi ‘Sada’ newspaper, which published the picture, said it had triggered mixed feelings from viewers, with some of them admiring the act and others criticising the woman.
  • MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi Arabia: Ministry

    08/27/2015 12:47:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    indianexpress ^ | August 27, 2015
    Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics. A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry’s website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday. The number of MERS infections has also surged to 1,171 cases, the website said. A surge in infections forced health authorities to shut the emergency ward at a main hospital in Riyadh last week, after at least 46 people, including medical...
  • Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

    08/23/2015 6:08:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Jewish Press ^ | August 22nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.Traffic horror stories in Israel are famous, and driving on highways in the Holy Land is reserved only for the brave at heart. It is well known that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are among the bravest rabbis in the world, of course. Last week even Chabad of Dead Sea director Rabbi Shimon Elharar met his match, running into a massive “traffic jam” on the highway alongside the Dead Sea. “It’s not only in Tel Aviv that one has to worry about getting stuck,”...
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Don’t Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. It’s likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. That’s perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • Ice age camel bones found in Yukon redraw species' lineage

    06/10/2015 1:31:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-10-2015 | Staff
    Miners in northwestern Canada have discovered ice age camel bones whose DNA is forcing scientists to redraw the family tree of the now-extinct species. Grant Zazula, a paleontologist with the Yukon's Department of Tourism and Culture, said three fossils recovered from a gold mine in the Klondike in 2008 are the first western camel bones found in the territory or Alaska in decades. Scientists had believed western camels that once lived in North America were related to llamas and alpacas common to South America, but they now have genetic proof that the animals are more closely tied to the camels...
  • Seven Other Things That Have Been Declared ‘Unsafe’ at American Colleges

    04/10/2015 4:41:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    The University of Michigan made headlines this week for initially canceling a screening of the blockbuster film American Sniper because some Muslim students said that it being shown would make them feel “unsafe.” The college has since reversed this decision, but it’s not the only time something like this has happened. Here are seven other things that a school or its students have declared hazards to campus safety: 1. Bill Maher When the University of Berkeley announced that Bill Maher would be its graduation speaker last October, more than 6,000 students signed a petition demanding that he be banned because...
  • Adrian Peterson arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel

    03/24/2015 12:25:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | David Mccormack
    It's hump day for shamed NFL star Adrian Peterson as he arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel After an NFL season to forget, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson celebrated his 30th birthday in style on Saturday with an extravagant Arabic-themed party in his home state of Texas. Peterson is currently at the center of much speculation about who he’ll be playing for next season, but he put all that behind him at the weekend and took his own life into his hands as he entered his birthday bash on the back of camel. The...
  • Camel Milk: The Next Generation of Dairy?

    09/04/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Nutritional Outlook Magazine ^ | September 4, 2014 | Jennifer Grebow
    If cow’s milk is the Gen X of dairy, and soy milk the Gen Y, then camel milk may very well be Gen Z. As of this January, U.S. shoppers can buy the country’s first retail camel milk at market. The brand, Desert Farms, is now sold in Whole Foods Market stores in California, as well as through the company’s website. One of the first things shoppers might notice about camel milk is the price. At approximately $18/pint, camel milk is far from cheap. But, according to founder Walid Abdul-Wahab, camel milk’s benefits may be well worth the cost—especially to...
  • Saudi Establishes Camel Milk Firm in California

    07/04/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A young Saudi has established a company selling camel's milk in the United States, despite the animals reportedly being the source of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. According to a report in a Los Angeles newspaper, Walid Abdulwahab, 23, set up the company as part of his class project at the University of Southern California. The lighthearted slogan of his company, Desert Farms, is "Make every day a humpday." Supplied by seven small camel farms, most of them owned by Amish, the Santa Monica-based company recently sold camel milk of $100,000, as it spreads its claims of nutritional...
  • 8 Killed in Saudi Car-Camel Crash

    06/22/2014 1:46:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014
    A car carrying 11 people rammed into a camel in Saudi Arabia and overturned off the road, killing eight and injuring the remaining passengers. The car was moving on a motorway in the southern Asir province when the driver was caught off guard by a camel crossing over. The vehicle hit the camel and veered off the road before overturning, Sabq newspaper said, quoting a police spokesman. “Six passengers died on the spot while two died on the way to hospital…the other three suffered from medium to serious injuries,” the spokesman said without mentioning what happened to the camel.
  • In a Few Years We Might All Be Drinking Camel Milk

    06/17/2014 10:34:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Jun. 16 2014 | Anna Roth
    These days you can order your coffee with anything from cow's milk to almond milk, but even in an experimental town like San Francisco, a camel's milk latte has yet to sound like anything but a joke. Southern California-based company Desert Farms is looking to change that. With its tongue-in-cheek slogan, "make every day a hump day," and its packaging emphasizing the health benefits of its product, the company is trying to turn camel's milk into the next big thing in dairy. Camel's milk isn't anything new to the Bedouins of the Middle East and Northern Africa, of course, who...