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Fourteen camels dead after train collision
http://www.timesofisrael.com ^ | December 18, 2013, 8:58 pm | By Times of Israel staff

Posted on 12/18/2013 1:32:54 PM PST by Red Badger

Dromedaries were strolling on train tracks in Negev unsupervised; no passengers injured in crash.

Fourteen camels were killed near the Negev town of Segev Shalom after being struck by an oncoming train. No passengers were injured in the collision.

The camels were apparently loitering unsupervised on the train tracks in a poorly-lit area. Following the crash Tuesday night, the train driver stopped at the nearest station for inspection and alerted the police. The train continued on to Beersheba shortly after.

The police were working with local veterinarians to track down the camel owners.

“Animals roaming on the train tracks are often hit by passing trains,” an Israel Railways spokesperson told the Ynet news outlet. “The braking distance of the train is about 800 meters and the driver has no option to stop the train before impact.”

Last April, a train struck a cow herd in an area north of Beersheba, killing fifteen cows on impact.



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KEYWORDS: camel; humpday

1 posted on 12/18/2013 1:32:55 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

They didn’t make it through hump day.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 1:35:01 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red Badger

Be careful around trains...
http://www.wimp.com/vegetablemarket/


3 posted on 12/18/2013 1:35:03 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

I’m a sexual camel.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 1:37:50 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: gorush

Holy carp!


5 posted on 12/18/2013 1:38:47 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Red Badger

Well, that’s it. The weddin’s off. No dowry, no wedding.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 1:39:19 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: gorush

Humans can be resourceful in third world countries.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 1:39:56 PM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: gorush
That is precision!
8 posted on 12/18/2013 1:40:49 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Red Badger

Camels were on there way to Saudi Arabia for the troop build up due to the recent announcement of a pending invasion into Persia (Iran)....

This is going to be a HUGE setback for the Sunni Army...the Persians were heard laughing and snickering behind the adjacent sand dunes....


9 posted on 12/18/2013 1:48:27 PM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: gorush

It’s good they put up the awnings when the train passed. I certainly wouldn’t their vegetables to get dirty!


10 posted on 12/18/2013 1:52:08 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: gorush

That is awesome !!!

Just another day.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 1:52:45 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: gorush

12 posted on 12/18/2013 1:57:13 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Love it!


13 posted on 12/18/2013 2:00:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Red Badger

You don’t suppose they were herded there in an attempt to create a derailment...


14 posted on 12/18/2013 2:01:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; Rodamala

Someone should send that to Jacoby Jones!...................


15 posted on 12/18/2013 2:02:16 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: BenLurkin

Camel Martyrs?................What do they get? 72 Helen Thomases?...............


16 posted on 12/18/2013 2:02:55 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

17 posted on 12/18/2013 2:03:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Red Badger

Is Dromedary good eatin’? I know Bactrian is really expensive because it’s kinda hard to find.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 2:07:15 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: gorush

And the train’s toilets are probably open holes with foot treads on either side.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 2:10:53 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Looks like two humps are better than one.................


20 posted on 12/18/2013 2:23:01 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: BenLurkin

“You don’t suppose they were herded there in an attempt to create a derailment...”

Or maybe attempted train robbery?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeg4pRqK5Uc


21 posted on 12/18/2013 2:26:42 PM PST by Slambat
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To: Two Kids' Dad; SpinnerWebb
Is Dromedary good eatin’?

 photo camel-dinner.jpg

One will feed a family of 25 with plenty left over ...

22 posted on 12/18/2013 2:28:37 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Slambat

I agree. This one smells like a set-up.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 2:46:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Red Badger

Now the camel has a lot of fun,
He gets to do it in the desert sun.
He always gets two humps for one,
As he revels in the throes of fornication.

from “Cats On the Roof tops


24 posted on 12/18/2013 3:12:30 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: tx_eggman
Their version of TurDucHen from Wikipedia

The Guinness Book of World Records lists the recipe as the "largest item on any menu in the world", "prepared occasionally for Bedouin wedding feasts.".[2] According to the Milwaukee Journal, the steps are:

Cook eggs. Stuff eggs into fish. Cook the fish. Stuff the fish into cooked chickens. Stuff the cooked chickens into roasted sheep. Stuff the roasted sheep carcass into a whole camel . . . now cook to taste.[6]

There is a reference in culinary expert Richard Sterling's book The Fearless Diner in which he claims to have met someone who cooked the entire recipe for "some sheik or other," in Saudi Arabia. Water Music by T. Coraghessan Boyle contains a recipe for camel stuffed with dates, plover eggs, carp, seasoned bustards, and sheep, baked for two days on hot coals in a trench.[7]

25 posted on 12/19/2013 7:44:00 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: SpinnerWebb

... changing my tagline now ....


26 posted on 01/14/2014 1:35:16 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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