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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Does anybody remember those GEICO Hump Day commercial with the camel walking around an office repeatedly asking "Guess what day it is?" The correct answer to that question is, of course, "Hump Day".

In any case, it inspired me to look up some interesting facts about camels, and I hope they make you feel happier than a camel on hump day!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."

HINT: (1898 - 1963), novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

When a camel uses the fat stored in its humps for energy, the humps start to get smaller and deflate. The humps grow again when the camel rehydrates.

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Camels make the most of a meal. They can rehydrate faster than any other mammal, able to drink about 30 gallons (113 liters) of water in just 13 minutes.

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Camels can run up to 40 mph for a short period of time. They can maintain 25 mph for longer making them about as fast as a horse.

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Camels are known for spitting on people. In fact, the animals are throwing up the contents of their stomach along with spit. This is a defense tactic when the animals feel threatened.

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The large beasts make a variety of moans, groans and deep, throaty bellows. One of the camel's noises was even used to voice the character Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies.

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Camels have very thick lips allowing them to eat even very salty, bitter or thorny plants. If hungry, camels can even eat leather shoes.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."

ANSWER: C.S. Lewis.

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