- A humped, long-necked ruminant mammal of the genus Camelus, domesticated in Old World desert regions as a beast of burden and as a source of wool, milk, and meat.
- A device used to raise sunken objects, consisting of a hollow structure that is submerged, attached tightly to the object, and pumped free of water. Also called caisson.
- Sports A spin in figure skating that is performed in an arabesque or modified arabesque position.
Have you heard the story about how the American Tobacco Company changed the color of the Lucky Strike cigarette package to aid the war effort during World War II? The story goes something like this: When the United States entered World War II, the federal government mandated that all green pigments would be used for [...]
As mentioned before here in 2009, camel’s milk might someday be a huge product, even if it’s origins seem dusty and remote: For the tattered-clothed young men in this remote community, milking a camel’s stubby udders at sunrise is not a novelty, but a daily chore to get milk valued by their tribe for generations. [...]
I love reading about strange businesses like this one. Dustin Noffsinger sells Christmas trees during the winter and camel rides in the summer. The New Review has more: Since Al moved from Southern California to this rural North County town two months ago, the 7-year-old Arabian camel has spent much of the past two months [...]
When we think of tea lovers, the first thing that might come to mind is a nice warm cup of tea. However, CrafTea has taken a whole different approach on that topic. Offering various shirts dyed using tea, it’s pretty safe to say that they put the tea in t-shirt. Putting all sarcasm aside, they [...]
photo credit: Veyis Polat Here’s another camel business idea: This time, they’re being used for meat in Australia. Business owners and environmentalists in Australia are promoting camels as a source of meat to battle an explosion of the country’s camel population. The Daily Telegraph said Tuesday that environmentalists support the stance of business owners like [...]