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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

Ten golden-colored camels adorned with sparkling ornaments line up for the finale of a beauty contest in one of the UAE’s northern emirates, awaiting the selection of two proud winners.

Gulf Arabs from across the region gather in a large sandy plot in Ajman to sit in for a four-hour competition, which will see the selection of the best out of 150 camels every day.The three-day spectacle should end with the top two finalists bagging luxury cars, while a remaining eight win cash.

via Tribes show best camels at beauty pageant – Yahoo! News.

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

Spring has come to town

Photo credit: Me

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Great Pictures, Photos | | 4 Comments

Nasal leech infestation: Have you eaten yet?

“Nasal leech infestation rarely occurs in society today and it is usually reported as an anecdote. In this study, we present seven nasal leeches in six patients from 1984 to 2008… Four patients were less than 8 years old and two patients were older than 60 years old. All patients had spent time in rural streams 2 weeks to 2 months before the symptoms occurred. All of the seven leeches were removed smoothly and one leech migrated to the oropharynx during the operation. The length of the leeches ranged from 2 to 12 cm with an average length of 4.6 cm…”

via  Discoblog | Discover Magazine

That’s roughly 3/4 of an inch to 5 inches, in case you were wondering.

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Medical, medicine | Comments Off on Nasal leech infestation: Have you eaten yet?

Tip: When the cops are taking you home don’t call 911

(New Jersey) State police said an intoxicated man being driven to his southern New Jersey home by troopers called 911 and claimed they were kidnapping him…

via  NJ.com

Did he end up in jail? Oh, yeah.

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Tip: When the cops are taking you home don’t call 911