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July 08, 2012


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Oddly enough, I had guessed correctly. The US also had a very brief flirtation with camels. Mostly a military flirtation.

Say, are your "have" and "haven't" reversed in the final paragraph?

Hmm - "flirting" with camels.....

Thanks for the correction - there was an original typo that I corrected - but incorrectly!

Hugely interesting. A fascinating episode in the Angloworld colonization. Don

Great article and no one knows the value of camels except those who depend on them in the past...here in Arabia Michael, camels were the means between life and death, without this miracle beast it won't be possible to live in Arabia.

This is fascinating! I just wanted to let you know that I selected this post for my weekly editor's picks at http://ScienceSeeker.org


Cristy Gelling

Mohsen - you're absolutely right, they are "miracle beasts" and have been responsible for saving countless lives around the world over the centuries. Would it be correct to say that his camels are a Bedouin's most precious possessions?

Cristy - many thanks, I'm honoured!

If only native North American camels had not vanished along with other megafauna, Europeans might have encountered yet more formidable Great Plains riders, and the Western would have looked very different.
"Nuisance" to whom?

"Flirting with camels" does sound like it came from a rock 'n roll album name generator. Or maybe one for pseudo-artistic, faux-independent films.

Thanks for the typo clarification. The last time I asked a question like that, I found out that I had been reading it the right way, as written, but within a mistaken context. Or you could describe it as reading it the wrong way, but not quite in any of the possible wrong combinations of ways that I had considered. Regardless, I learn something new or understand what was actually meant. :)

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