Today I learned of the U.S. Army's 'Camel Corps,' started in 1855 which tested the benefits of camels in the military. Although proving indispensable, the project was abandoned and the camels were sold off. There were still reports of wild camels in the Southwest and into British Columbia as late as the 1900's armyhistory.org/the-u-s-a…
Wild Camels living around a nuclear test site in the Great Gobi Desert can drink salt water with a higher salt content than sea water. wildcamels.com/bactrian-c…
Nomadic Peoples of North Africa Ate Camel Poop To Cure Dysentery, And It Worked tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
Today I learned of the Great Australian Camel Race. Held in 1988 and with a route of 3,236 km (2,011 mi) the event attracted 69 competitors including Australia's elite Special Air Service Regiment. They finished 2nd to a man called Gordon O'Connell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Camels once existed in Canada's far north. The Yukon giant camel was an 3.5 million-year-old ancestor of the living domestic camel found today in the deserts of Asia and Africa. beringia.com/exhibit/ice-…
Charlize Theron has suffered many injuries such as dislocating her jaw due to a camel and laughing so hard at Borat that her neck locked up for 5 days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Camels and llamas originated from modern day North America roughly 44 million years ago. They later, along with early horses, migrated to Asia across the Bearing land bridge. The last camel in North America was known as the Camelops and lived there until the middle Pleistocene. nps.gov/hafo/learn/nature…
The United States Army once had a Camel Corps to experiment with using camels as pack animals in the Southwestern United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Camels were utilized in the Wild West due to their known adaptability to harsh climates. In fact, in 1855 a US Camel Corps was green lighted for the area and two years later 75 camels were brought in to be used by the military. historynet.com/camels-go-…
Hearst Castle, home of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, had a private zoo featuring zebras, camels, ostriches, kangaroos, giraffes, lions, tigers, orangutans, an elephant, and more. Most of the animals were later donated or sold, but zebras can still be seen grazing along the highway hearstcastle.org/history-…
A camel by the name of Douglas was killed by a Union sharpshooter at the Siege of Vicksburg. A team of six Confederate snipers was assembled and tasked with avenging his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
According to molecular evidence the closest living relatives of whales are the artiodactyls, a group of hoofed mammals that includes deer, cows, sheep, pigs, giraffes, camels and hippos nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Wild camels used to roam British Columbia for 43 years. During the gold rush people thought it was a good idea to use camels as pack animals. Their soft feet ended out making them ill suited for the rocky terrain. They were let loose and multiple generations survived, last seen 1905. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
There was a genus of camels native to North America and its name is from the Greek for "camel-face" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Nebraska used to be home to rhinoceros, camels, and saber-tooth deer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfal…
Camels first evolved in North America and camel fossile remains have been found in the arctic. youtu.be/lJNoAE0UHzY
The oldest mosque in Australia was built in the 1860s, set up by Afghan camel drivers in the middle of the South Australian desert. This was very early by Western standards - the UK's first mosque was built in 1891, while the US and France didn't have any mosques until the 1920s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Camels can drink up too 40 gallons of water in one sitting and they do not in fact store water in thier humps, They store fat, which is used for energy when travelling long distances without food and water, they also have 3 eyelids and 2 sets of eyelashes to combat the sandy desert conditions. softschools.com/facts/ani…
Camels originated in North America and crossed the Bering land bridge to Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
In 1398, Timur the Lame faced an army that had war elephants armoured with chain mail and poison on their tusks. Timur loaded his camels with wood and hay, and then when the elephants charged, he lit them on fire and forced them onwards. The elephants panicked and turned around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
In the 19th Century the US Army experimented in using camels instead of horses to traverse the American South West en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
There was once a camel in North America with a neck like a giraffe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aep…
Mongolian custom called Β΄coaxing ritual for camelsΒ΄, when a female camel is rejecting her new-born calf, or to adopt an orphaned calf. The rite consists of playing music, the melody gradually induce deep feelings and so touches the female camel making her less aggressive and even cry. ich.unesco.org/en/USL/coa…
Camels eat cactus no problem. Using hardened protrusions called papillae to guide their chew. They guide their bites and swallow the thorns vertically to avoid being poked. This isn't to say it still doesn't cause discomfort, camels just tank it. cactusway.com/can-camels-…
Camels can eat cacti and ignore the thorns thanks to a special lining called Papillae nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The Iranian word for ostrich is "shotor morgh" which translates to "camel chicken" polyglotclub.com/wiki/Lan…
Australia has hundreds of thousands of feral camels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
Camels can close their nostrils to keep sand out exploringnature.org/db/vi…
Rats can go two weeks without water, longer than camels (3-5 days)! oxfordpets.com/how-long-c…
Camel milk is safe and efficacious in improving long-term glycemic control, with a significant reduction in the doses of insulin in type 1 diabetic patients. nature.com/articles/ejcn2…
Today I learned about the US Camel Corps, which imported camels for use by the Army and were taken over by the Confederacy. Feral camels were sighted in Texas well into the 1900s arcgis.com/apps/MapJourna…
While camels now live in Australia as an invasive species, there are records of aboriginal people first seeing them. One man, Andy Tjilari, recalled following the camels with his family, concluding that "this horse is ignorant". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia. This is because their own camels are bred for domestic purposes and racing, with the camels from Australia being used for the meat, which is considered a delicacy. commodity.com/saudi-arabi…
While RJ Reynolds denied Joe Camel was aimed at children, it was estimated that 32.8% of all cigarettes sold illegally to underage buyers were Camels, up from less than one percent prior to the marketing campaign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
, Australia is home to 1,000,000+ feral camels. feralscan.org.au/camelsca…
We still don't know why female humans originally evolved permanently enlarged breasts after puberty. Theories include: giving babies something to cling to; & acting as an energy reserve, like camel’s humps. discovermagazine.com/plan…
It is law in Qatar and the UAE that humans cannot be used to jockey in Camel Races, so they have switched to using Robot Jockeys instead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
A terrier named Igloo traveled to both the North and South Poles in the 1920s as a companion to his human, explorer Admiral Richard Bird. He chased penguins, picked fights with the sled dogs, and had a camel-hair suit made for him to keep him warm. His headstone is shaped like an iceberg. americacomesalive.com/201…
Today I learned about Radium Girls who mixed radium paint for watches and used camel hair brushes to apply the glowing paint onto the dials. The brushes would lose shape after a few strokes so the U.S. Radium supervisors encouraged their workers to point the brushes with their lips (lip, dip, paint). 1917-1926 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
Camels and humans are the only non-aquatic mammals that do not eat their placenta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Chinese Emperor Qianlong was in love with an Uyghur woman who naturally produced a fine fragrance from her skin. She was given as a gift to the Emperor and carefully escorted all the way to the imperial palace in Beijing, washing every day in camel's milk to preserve her mysterious fragrance revolvy.com/page/Fragrant…
Jews in Yemen were prohibited from riding on camels, since that would put them above Muslims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yem…
Not only did camels used to roam the arctic, but they actually originated from North America history.com/news/giant-an…
Giraffes are kosher to eat but camels are not en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos…
Over 16 million animals served in World War One. Both sides had large cavalries, camels were used in desert campaigns, dogs and pigeons carried messages, canaries were used to detect gas, and cats and dogs were trained to hunt rats in the trenches. Various animals were used as mascots too. iwm.org.uk/history/15-ani…
Camels eat cactus, they have adapted to harsh desert conditions that require them to eat thorny plants youtube.com/watch?v=9NC2s…
Camels originated in North America and roamed the Arctic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Today I learned of the Basus war, a 40 year conflict between two cousin tribes during late antiquity in Arabia over the killing of a camel. wikipedia.org/wiki/Basus_…
12 camels were disqualified from a Saudi beauty pageant when a veterinarian was caught injecting their noses, lips, and jaw with botox to make them more attractive. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Today I learned of a Ottoman camel driver brought to the US by SecofWar.Davis for an Army Sanctioned Camel experiment. "Hi Jolly" became a living legend until his death. E.G when living in LA, he felt insulted when not invited to a German picnic. He disrupted it by riding 2 camels, chariot style, through it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi_…

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