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How do you judge a camel beauty contest?
BBC News ^ | Feb. 10, 2010 | Malcolm Borthwick

Posted on 02/10/2010 2:16:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

They're tall, they're blonde, they're elegant, and at the height of their careers they can command millions of dollars. Supermodels? No, camels.

In the remote Western Region of the United Arab Emirates, 28,000 of the humped beasts gathered at the end of January for what was billed as the biggest camel beauty contest ever.

Normally, there's nothing there but sand, but the al-Dhafra Festival filled the arid desert with breeders and their herds, some of which had been driven from as far as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

The pens bustled with activity. Thousands of people from around The Gulf watched the action from the stands. A handful of judges sifted through the camel pens picking out the top talent.

"The head is the most important thing and this is what we look at first," Mohammed Abdullah al-Mehairi, the head judge, told the BBC.

"We are looking for camels with big heads, firm ears, broad cheeks and big whiskers. There is no single important thing - the neck and body should be long, the hump and the back should be big, and we also look at the colour and posture of the camel."

Bedouin tradition

Camels of different ages and types competed in 48 different categories - winning a total of $10m - during the 10-day festival, which ended on Monday.

"The most important competition is the al-Bayraq lap where breeders put forward their best 50 camels and parade them around the track," Mr al-Mehairi explained.

"Most of the competitors are female because… females look better."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 02/10/2010 2:16:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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2 posted on 02/10/2010 2:18:02 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice camel toe?


3 posted on 02/10/2010 2:18:08 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

Yea, what role does the camel toe play in the judging?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 2:19:24 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From this angle according to the Koran.

5 posted on 02/10/2010 2:19:55 PM PST by OB1kNOb (I'd rather be over the hill than under it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is a good joke about this.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 2:20:17 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: JoeProBono

Too much make-up for Ahmadinejad. He likes them natural looking.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 2:21:18 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How do you judge a camel beauty contest?

Very carefully?

8 posted on 02/10/2010 2:21:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: pnh102

Hhahahahhaaaaaaaaaaa!


9 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:24 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: JoeProBono
No joke! I did a Yahoo! image search for "camel's butt" and this was what came up. Really!


10 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:46 PM PST by shibumi (Health and well being for S. and L. - in Jesus name we pray!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“They’re tall, they’re blonde, they’re elegant”

They bite, they spit, they smell, they drool if you feed them marshmallows.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:49 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:50 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Presenting the most glamorous goat in all Arabia


13 posted on 02/10/2010 2:23:21 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"How do you judge a camel beauty contest?"

EASY!!! By the size of their humps!!! ;)

14 posted on 02/10/2010 2:24:06 PM PST by BossLady (POLITICS - Showbiz for Ugly People)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

By whichever one Osama bin Laden picks to be his wife?


15 posted on 02/10/2010 2:24:41 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The jokes just make themselves.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 2:24:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Most of the competitors are female because

We all know why.

17 posted on 02/10/2010 2:25:36 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Is this fo’ real? OMG!


18 posted on 02/10/2010 2:28:23 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


19 posted on 02/10/2010 2:30:17 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: gathersnomoss

Bbut I thought arab men liked young boys? They’re into camels also?


20 posted on 02/10/2010 2:30:45 PM PST by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I assume everyone has heard the joke about Bill Clinton's visit to a military outpost in the desert and his question to the troops about what they did for fun. (I can't repeat it here, but John Boy and Billy put it on the radio one morning back during the day.)

['Actually, Mr. President, we only use Ol' Joe there to ride into town."]

21 posted on 02/10/2010 2:31:03 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: JoeProBono
How do you judge a camel beauty contest?

.."from a distance with binoculars, they stink and spit"

22 posted on 02/10/2010 2:32:09 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does it have Helen Thomas in it?


23 posted on 02/10/2010 2:32:16 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Most of the competitors are female because… females look better.”

Hmmmmm Trans-species but straight?


24 posted on 02/10/2010 2:33:10 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I have an idea.

First get yourself a group of horny Islamic Swine ...

ML/NJ

25 posted on 02/10/2010 2:34:09 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

26 posted on 02/10/2010 2:38:29 PM PST by One_Upmanship
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beauty is truely in the eye of the beholder.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 2:50:11 PM PST by exnavy (may the streets run red with the blood of tyrants, and may the Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With all the camels facing mecca who could tell..


28 posted on 02/10/2010 3:17:36 PM PST by aeonspromise
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Those virgin ones go for a pretty penny..


29 posted on 02/10/2010 3:19:38 PM PST by aeonspromise
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The same way they judge human beauty contests...the one with the best humps wins.


30 posted on 02/10/2010 3:27:19 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
Yeah, STRUT that stuff, girl! Yeahhhhh, come here, let daddy pet ya a little......

Oh wait, you mean we're supposed to have pics of Arab GOATS? Oh shoot, I thought it was Arab women......BRENDA! Go eat your flower somewhere else, I gotta put up a pic of an Arab goat!


31 posted on 02/10/2010 3:56:48 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No doubt the winnners will make it into this popular dating site
32 posted on 02/10/2010 4:32:40 PM PST by mikrofon (Or a burkha calendar)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How do you judge a camel beauty contest?

Most likely to hump?
33 posted on 02/10/2010 4:33:34 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Fiddlstix; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Cue theme "music"...


34 posted on 02/10/2010 4:35:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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35 posted on 02/10/2010 5:29:42 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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37 posted on 02/10/2010 6:58:22 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How do you judge a camel beauty contest?

FINALLY, someone asks a question that draws on my area of expertise.
38 posted on 02/11/2010 6:03:56 AM PST by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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>”FINALLY, someone asks a question that draws on my area of expertise. “

And?


39 posted on 02/11/2010 4:02:50 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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