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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #25 on: 02/04/2006 01:51:04 »
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Originally posted by Andrew K Fletcher ...the placement of a drinking straw to suck water up into it's hump...



Contrary to popular belief, camels do not store water in their humps. Humps are used to store fat.

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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #26 on: 02/04/2006 23:12:26 »
Awww Doc, you got me good, I had to smile when I wrote it thinking about you filing in to correct me about the water storage of the hump, but in effect it is possibly partially correct given that the fat cells do contain a fair amount of water :P

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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #27 on: 02/04/2006 23:33:21 »
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Originally posted by Andrew K Fletcher

Awww Doc, you got me good, I had to smile when I wrote it thinking about you filing in to correct me about the water storage of the hump, but in effect it is possibly partially correct given that the fat cells do contain a fair amount of water :P

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That is very true and, as I would expect someone of your calibre to know that, my reply was for the benefit of casual visitors who may not have known & then gone away thinking it was fact (hence my phraseology).

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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #28 on: 04/04/2006 17:24:58 »
The camel spider, also called a wind scorpion, is an arachnid, but not a spider at all. It cannot weave a web and possesses no venom. Camel spiders are shade-seekers, called solpugids, which occupy desert regions worldwide.

Camel spiders grow to a length of about 5" (12.7cm) with legs outstretched, and are somewhat less daunting than their reputation.

The folklore began in 1991 with U.S. soldiers during the Gulf War, and was picked up again in 2003 when the U.S. returned to Iraq. Soldiers reported the spiders would scurry across the sand directly at them as if attacking. In truth camel spiders run after shade and are seeking the shade created by the soldiers. Misinformation about camel spiders ran rampant with rumors of their ability to run 25 mph (40 km/hr), jump several feet into the air, lay eggs in a camel's stomach, and even inject sleeping soldiers with anesthetic venom to




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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #29 on: 05/04/2006 18:17:30 »
you s**t on again and i really get the hump



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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #30 on: 27/04/2006 00:14:50 »
How on earth did that bird manage to carry off such large prey....?:D

 It's clearly exhausted and has had to put down for a rest.....;)!


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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #31 on: 27/04/2006 01:26:50 »
Magpies will steal anything. Even a dromedary. Very obdurate they are. (Yoda)




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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #32 on: 27/04/2006 10:24:05 »
Anything to with the actor Rustler Crow?

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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #33 on: 27/04/2006 17:07:43 »
Oh, yes, he's deep into it, as is the host of the American Tonight Show, Jay Leno.


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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #34 on: 27/04/2006 17:16:33 »


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Re: Camel Lips
« Reply #35 on: 04/06/2006 20:19:03 »
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Originally posted by Hadrian

Well why not?




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