Sunday, October 13, 2013

BAHRAIN ~ Sunset in the Desert - Camels ~

...Fourth and last card from a fantastic set...beautiful sunset with a herd of camels...Edwin wrote that summer is about to end in Bahrain with still temperatures about 42°C...in the worst, temperatures the past months were as high as 50°C...I'm already sweating by reading it!^^ Thanks so much Edwin for card nr4!!


With nice stamps showing Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,
 the King of Bahrain and butterflies of Bahrain
Bahrain consists of mostly desert, making it the ideal habitat for camels.

Interesting facts about camels:
-A camel stands from 1.8 to just over 2 meters tall at the shoulders, and weighs from 250 to 680
kilograms. Its rope like tail is over 50 centimeters long.
-Camels can go for up to two months without water.
-Camel milk is lower in fat and sugar than cow’s milk.
-Camels can drink up to 40 gallons of water at a time.
-Camel’s don’t start sweating until 41 degrees Celsius.
-Camels have a double row of long, curly eyelashes to keep out sand and dust.
-A camel’s hump does not store water, it stores fat.
-Camels can kick in all four directions with all four of their legs.
-Camel pee can be as thick as syrup because they retain water.

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