View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, June 8, 2009

Quiz Question: How Many Active Racing Camels are there in the UAE?

The Wall Street Journal must be getting short of things to write about or do they have lots of readers who are looking for questions for their quiz on pub night?

Only 20 words! This might go down as one of the shortest articles in the history of the Wall Street Journal:

“Xxxxx: Number of active racing camels in the United Arab Emirates, where top racers can reach speeds of 40 mph.”

The copy is taken from the more extensive article from Dubai

Introduction to Camel Racing, Dubai Shopping Festival.

Link and to get the answer: WSJ, 7 June 2009.

10 Reasons to Pet or Ride a Camel When You Visit the Emirates, ETE.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Camel frothing at the mouth and being driven by racing robot.