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You laugh? Winners in 6 different categories receive prizes of over $5,000,000 each!

Phys.org 26 OCT 2018 said:
Earlier this year 12 camels were disqualified from a camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia after receiving Botox injections to improve the look of their lips and noses.

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-world-million-dollar-beauty-pageants-camels.html



  • Coat: a natural appearance with shiny hair of a clearly definable colour. The brighter the hair, the more beautiful the pageant entrant is considered to be. No hair-colouring, tattooing or other cosmetic modification is allowed.
  • Neck: must be long, wide, and elegant and lean, neither overly full nor skinny. The area between the neck and the hump should be long and strong.
  • Head: should be large and upright as well as proportioned to the rest of the body. Lips are pouty and pendulous, with the upper lip being cleft, chin is visible from the front and side, and eyes are wide with long, dark lashes. Ears are long, furrowed and pricked up, and also keep the sand out.
  • Hump: large and shapely, in the usual position close to the back – a good posture and a large hump may increase a camel's chance of winning.
Pageant contestants are housed away from the sun and fed milk, wheat, honey and dates before the competition.



There is no swimsuit competition.

Bob
 

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No category for the toes? :unsure:

I've got to admit that's a fine looking camel in the top picture ... really amazing creatures.
 

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There are other camelids. Are they as beautiful as the Dromedary camel?

Alpaca Beauty Pageant





https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/zmb4ga/behind-the-scenes-photos-of-an-alpaca-beauty-pageant


Llama Beauty Pageant



https://comicvine.gamespot.com/forums/off-topic-5/the-lama-beauty-contest-1457332/


Vicuña




Bactrian Camel



https://animaldiversity.org/account...lections/contributors/david_blank/bactrians3/


Guanaco



http://www.conservacionpatagonica.org/blog/2011/12/22/species-profile-guanacos/


The surprising truth about the origin of camels

Historic Mysteries - 2017 said:
...they actually originated in North America around 45 or 50 million years ago. The earliest known North American camel genus was Protylopus and was the size of a rabbit. That prehistoric camel evolved into the Camelops – the last species of the large North American camel. Eventually, the American camel migrated into Asia and beyond [during the last Ice Age]. In essence, one could say that camels are “Made in America.”

https://www.historicmysteries.com/camelops-north-american-camel/
Bob
 

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Here in Arizona we had wild, roaming camels up until the late 1800's .... https://kjzz.org/content/3185/camels-are-part-arizona-history

In 1857, Congress granted U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis $30,000 to purchase nearly three dozen camels. The camels were used to explore the 35th parallel known today as Interstate 40.The camels were brought to the Arizona territory from Egypt and Turkey. Once here, they were used to create the U.S. Army Camel Corps.
 

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In Saudi Arabia, where pork is not permitted, the modern supermarkets display various cuts of camel meat, alongside beef and lamb. The one camel burger that I ate tasted like beef with nearly all the fat removed. That is to say, it was not particularly flavorful or tasty.

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I had no idea that they ate them as well!
I've had really lean Buffalo burgers ... perhaps similar to that kind of flavor?

By the way, how long ago were you in Saudi? Business or Military?
 

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There is a fellow who lives down the valley in the next town who own Izzy the camel. Izzy travels to fairs and other local events for photo ops and is very popular with the kids. I think the owner of Izzy probably makes a good supplemental income doing this. Certainly having a camel in your back 40 attracts a lot of attention.

Wes H.
 

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I thought I recalled that you had spent time in Saudi. How long were you in the military?

I know that the Saudi's are very serious about their camels. Which makes sense, given the very long tradition of camels being the backbone of transportation and freight in that region.

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I was USAF Reserve for 6 years ... active duty during the Gulf War / Desert Storm.
While there were no pageants, I did observe quite a few beauties during those younger, vibrant days! :)

~Darin
 
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