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…
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…
Camels first evolved in North America and camel fossile remains have been found in the arctic. youtu.be/lJNoAE0UHzY
LBJ as VP "invited" a Pakistani camel cart driver named Bashir Sarban to the White House. Though he said it as a formality, the governments of both the US and Pakistan made it happen. LBJ and Bashir had a meal at the Johnson ranch outside Dallas, and Bashir toured the country over a week. dawn.com/news/1221711
Nebraska used to be home to rhinoceros, camels, and saber-tooth deer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfal…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
There was once a camel in North America with a neck like a giraffe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aep…
Camels can eat cacti and ignore the thorns thanks to a special lining called Papillae nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Rats can go two weeks without water, longer than camels (3-5 days)! oxfordpets.com/how-long-c…
The Iranian word for ostrich is "shotor morgh" which translates to "camel chicken" polyglotclub.com/wiki/Lan…
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 can close their nostrils to keep sand out exploringnature.org/db/vi…
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-…
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…
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…
Australia has hundreds of thousands of feral camels. 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…
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…
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…
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_…
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_…
Jews in Yemen were prohibited from riding on camels, since that would put them above Muslims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yem…
Camels originated in North America and roamed the Arctic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
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…
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…
Giraffes are kosher to eat but camels are not en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos…
Alot of animals considered herbivores are actually Omnivores. Deer, Sheep, Camel's, Hippo's, Rabbits, etc can all eat meat. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Today I learned about the United States Camel Corp an experimental corp that lasted 10 years in the mid 19th Century! wikipedia.org/wiki/United…
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…
Today I learned about camel racing. A sport comparable to horse racing, popular in a number of countries, and used for gambling and as tourist attractions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Camels eat cactus, they have adapted to harsh desert conditions that require them to eat thorny plants youtube.com/watch?v=9NC2s…
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…
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…
The United States Army once rode camels in the American Great Plains. wikipedia.org/wiki/United…
Not only did camels used to roam the arctic, but they actually originated from North America history.com/news/giant-an…
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…
Camel milk is the closest you can get to a human mother’s milk and it doesn’t contain beta-lactoglobin - the protein, found in cow’s milk that causes allergic reactions huffingtonpost.com/philip…
The first camel in Australia shot its owner. burkeandwills.net.au/Came…
Before and during the civil war the United States had a corps of camel based cavalry in the Southwest. However they were only ever used for baggage transport and we're disbanded shortly after the war and sent to auction. texasbob.com/txdoc/texdoc…
Frank Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family membersβ€”cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Camels originated in North America some 45 million years ago, and roamed as far north as the Arctic. 3-5 million years ago, they crossed the Bering land bridge to Eurasia and eventually migrated south. They also ambled down to South America, where they evolved into llamas and alpacas. history.com/news/giant-an…
Camels are originally from North America and Migrated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
The US Army experimented with a Camel Corps which was used in the Civil War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Australia has camels and a small camel industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
Due to its composition, camel milk does not curdle naturally and won’t coagulate as easily as other types of milk. blogs.scientificamerican.…
T.E. Lawrence AKA Lawrence of Arabia, during the battle of Aqaba, accidentally shot in the head the camel he was riding with his pistol, but was thrown out of harm's way when he fell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
NY Yankees legend Lou Gehrig had a contract agreeing to promote Camel cigarettes under the tag "There are plenty of times when I feel tired after a game. Then I get a lift with a Camel'.” Camel immediately branded themselves as the "athlete’s cigarette." sothebys.com/en/articles/…
Kharai Camels in Kutch are one of the few camel breeds that can swim. They feed off marine mangroves and in turn help regenerate the mangrove forests. Only 5000 camels are left now! ruralindiaonline.org/arti…
There was a North American Camel, Camelops that went extinct only 13,000 years ago. It was much more closely related to Old World camels than it is to South American camels. eartharchives.org/article…
Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai from 1958 to 1990, said of their oil-centric economy: "My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras…
Cyril of Alexandria claimed that "camel" is a Greek misspelling in the phrase "it's easier for a camel to thread the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter heaven." He claimed camel was actually "kamilos," meaning rope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Camels don't hold water in their humps but actually store fat. earthsky.org/earth/do-cam…
Musa I of Mali was so wealthy, when he made his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324, he had 12,000 slaves who each carried 4 pounds of gold and 80 camels that carried 50-300 pounds of gold. He gave away so much gold to the poor in the areas he visited, it devastated the economy and caused inflation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
At the Battle of Thymbra, Cyrus the Great used baggage camels to guard his archers. The smell of the camels disrupted the Lydian horses and scattered their cavalry charge, the archers then fired upon the Lydian's scattered forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
There are over a million wild camels in Australia bbc.com/travel/story/2018…
Australia has a pretty sizable camel problem. bbc.com/news/magazine-225…
Camels do not store water in their humps. The humps are actually reservoirs for fatty tissue. Concentrating fat in their humps minimizes insulation throughout the rest of the body, thus allowing camels to survive in such extreme hot regions. onekindplanet.org/animal/…
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that exactly three magi came to visit the baby Jesus, nor that they were kings, or rode on camels, or that their names were Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar. snopes.com/holidays/chris…
Today I learned about Camelops: the North American ancestor of all camels en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Camels evolved in North America history.com/news/giant-an…
Camels chew and swallow cacti whole youtube.com/watch?v=f-6Re…
Chinese troops ride on Yaks, while Indian and Jordanian troops have camels. warisboring.com/chinas-go…
The earliest known camel was the size of a rabbit and lived in South Dakota! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Australia, England, and New Zealand had official battalions of troops mounted on camels en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
A camel can drink 53 gallons of water in 3 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
During the Civil War the South had combat camels. One camel, Douglas, was killed by a Union solider during the Siege of Vicksburg. The Confederates related by sending 6 of their best to kill the guy & succeed. Douglas has his own grave marker in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi atlasobscura.com/places/g…
The country with highest number of camels is Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
A then V.P Lyndon Johnson became friends with a poor camel cart driver while visiting Pakistan in the 60s, who he later brought to the US as a presidential guest. blogs.tribune.com.pk/stor…
Camels are able to eat a cactus because they've adapted to the desert and have tough throats. youtube.com/watch?v=PD0R2…
:Camels can hold a grudge and wait for opportunity to take revenge. ryanmurdock.com/2013/03/a…
There are a million wild camels in Australia, and that's doubling every 9 years. feralscan.org.au/camelsca…
During filming Lawrence of Arabia, Peter O'Toole added foam rubber to his camel saddle to increase comfort. This eventually spread across the Middle East and O'Toole was called the "Father of Rubber" npr.org/2013/12/16/251610…
The former ruler of Dubai said "My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel." gluckman.com/DubaiBiz.htm…
Camels originated from North America and the last species only went extinct 13000 youtube.com/watch?v=lJNoA…
There were once a small number of feral camels in the American West smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The founding father of Dubai said this about his city's future: "My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras…
LB Johnson accidentally invited an impoverished camel driver to the White House and styled it out jahojalal.com/2011/05/day…
Greeks thought the Giraffe was a mythical crossbreed of Camel and a Leopard called a Cameleopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
Humans caught the common cold from camels independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Ella Harper known as 'the camel girl' had a rare congenital disorder which caused her knees to bend backwards. She was a star attraction in a circus which moved around the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
In 2009, the town of Docker River, Australia, was under seige by invasive nuisance camels. Out of thirst, 6000 camels smashed water mains, stampeded, and invaded the town's airstrip, until a massive camel slaughter reclaimed the town. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The word "camel" in "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" may be an incorrect translation of the word for rope en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Google hired a Camel to map a desert for Google StreetView theguardian.com/technolog…
Peter O'Toole found his camel saddle uncomfortable while filming Lawrence of Arabia, so he put a piece of foam rubber under it. The film’s Bedouin extras saw this and copied it, and today the practice has spread to become Bedouin tradition. They call O’Toole β€œFather of the Sponge”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
A man called Sir Grahame Donald fell out of a Sopwith Camel while doing a loop and then landed back onto his plane wing, climbed back aboard and regained control. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Camels originated in the present day United States and only later spread to Asia and North Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Australia is home to more feral Camels than anywhere else in the world, with an estimated 750,000 of the Non-Native species in the wild. bbc.com/news/magazine-225…
In addition to upper and lowercase, there’s also camel case. It’sWhenYouWriteLikeThis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Camels were originally adapted to the arctic, not the desert. evolution-institute.org/a…
The US Army Commission a Camel Corp in the 1800s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
In WWII,Germans tank drivers in Africa would drive tanks over camel poop for luck. Allies responded by planting land mines disguised as camel dung. Germans got wind of this and began riding over dung that was already overrun with tank tracks. In turn, Allies made mines looking like overrun dung mentalfloss.com/article/2…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.