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01 April, 2006

Good things come in threes

Congrats to a very special spring baby - a newborn camel in RAK:

Three-headed camel born in UAE

Thu 1 Apr, 2006 1:23 AM GMT

DUBAI, 1 April (Reuters) - A three-headed camel born in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the emirates making up the United Arab Emirates, has been described as a "miracle" by its owner.

The camel, a female named Thalatha, the Arabic for three, was born two weeks ago on a farm near the village of Khatt.

Owner Saeed Hassan is charging AED5 (approx USD1.25) to people wanting to see the animal.

Local veterinarian Khalid Al Muntaqa has examined the unusual calf and says it is good health.

"Each head is fully functional, this is unusual for these rare animals do not usually survive," he said.

South African expatriate Sally Koenke drove from Dubai with her family to see the three-headed calf.

"It's amazing, we've read of these things happening elsewhere but never in the UAE, it was well worth the trip," she said.

But some visitors were disappointed, including Bangladeshi labourer Shamsil.

"They told us it had three sets of sensitive parts. But it has three heads, what is the use of that?"

© Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.

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36 Comments:

Blogger BreastImplants said...

Reminds me of the three eyed fish in The Simpsons.
Mutants are invading the sandlands. Oh the horror!

But some visitors were disappointed, including Bangladeshi labourer Shamsil.
"They told us it had three sets of sensitive parts. But it has three heads, what is the use of that?"


Hahahahaha, Bangladeshi nationals are never going to live this down.

The more the merrier, what can I say?

*I wish I had an appropriate pun, but I'm laughing too hard to think*

01 April, 2006 02:21  
Blogger Shaper85 said...

Three "sensitive parts". That can't be what he said, could it? The perv!

01 April, 2006 02:24  
Blogger Shaper85 said...

Oh wait.. haha the jokes on me. I was wondering why you didn't post a link to the article like you usually do. And that pic is so bad.

01 April, 2006 02:28  
Blogger The Glengarry Leads said...

Secret: I take it you are a fan of Photoshop?

01 April, 2006 02:54  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Secret: I take it you are a fan of Photoshop?

I rather think I like it more than it likes me...

Among the partially-sighted (or perhaps outright blind) that pic could have been quite convincing, surely?!

01 April, 2006 03:10  
Blogger The Glengarry Leads said...

Even though the physics of the situation require that the abomination topple over due to the imbalance of weight ;-)

01 April, 2006 03:43  
Blogger BreastImplants said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

01 April, 2006 03:47  
Blogger BreastImplants said...

the glengarry leads....
Such a party pooper.
Shame on you.

01 April, 2006 03:49  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Observe the date.

01 April, 2006 06:26  
Blogger BreastImplants said...

Nah, just thought it was too early in the morning for the exposé.

Oh well.

01 April, 2006 06:50  
Blogger moryarti said...

RAK's very own camel freakshow, whats next -one might wonder :)

01 April, 2006 08:41  
Blogger MD said...

what's with bangladeshis and genitals' obsession? wasn't it a bangladeshi who raped the camel? nasty. these deprived labourer's are getting a little freaky, i tell u.

01 April, 2006 10:32  
Blogger Jin said...

I think Keefieboy & myself (so far) are the only ones who picked up on the date..............but well done on the pic!

01 April, 2006 10:49  
Blogger trobriander said...

I am still overseas and I’ve opened your page just to see what would be your today’s string.

Well, nice one but instead of RAK Al Ain could have been more attuned. The University there runs DNA tests to procure new breed that can gallop faster !!!

01 April, 2006 11:31  
Blogger Harsha said...

Hillarious!

but.. dont u think some1 could take offence? (a pinch of racism ?)

01 April, 2006 11:39  
Blogger CG said...

Nice pic SD. happy april 1st.

The guy on the radio said there would be snow showers this afternoon.....what a lame attempt at April fools. Yours was way better.

01 April, 2006 12:08  
Blogger Harsha said...

the radio! ppl have been reporting false traffic jams.

01 April, 2006 13:26  
Blogger Cokey said...

SD should apologize to entire Bangladesh for creating such a racist remark!

But 3 sets of genitals..Hahaha.

SD seems to be kinda kinky!

01 April, 2006 13:37  
Blogger CG said...

I encountered one total traffic jam lasting me 4 hours straight this morning. where is the joke? Or was that me perched on Garhoud Bridge wondering if I would ever reach the other side?

01 April, 2006 13:38  
Blogger Nabil said...

Hey,
Great blog, whoever secretdubai is. I left Dubai 4yrs ago to UK for further education and only then did I begin to realise how shit Dubai is when it comes to laws, democracy and welfarism. Its a great place for a holiday but they are always looking for a reason to deport you. Whether you sent a text message to a girl who is not your blood relative or get beaten up by nationals they only have one standard reply ..'take a couple hundred lashes then get the f**k out of my country'.

Great work anyways..

En

01 April, 2006 13:41  
Blogger Shaper85 said...

@SD

You'll be glad to know that I "fooled" 2 people today by linking to your blog. :-D

01 April, 2006 14:29  
Blogger BreastImplants said...

Jin,
Not being a child...
BUT I KNEW ALL ALONG.
Hence the exposé comment.

So there.

*sticks tongue out at everyone else*

01 April, 2006 14:40  
Blogger hannibal said...

happy april fool's day lads n lasses

I realised SD's spoof as soon as I saw no 'link' like she religiously does otherwise

so BI... right back at ya !

still though.. hilarious.. !!

cue the Bongs straining at the leashes....

:)

01 April, 2006 14:54  
Blogger secretdubai said...

as soon as I saw no 'link' like she religiously does otherwise

But there is a link to an *extremely convincing* photo of the camel... ;)

01 April, 2006 14:56  
Blogger hannibal said...

true.. but it ain't GN is it?

;)

01 April, 2006 15:10  
Blogger DubaiTeen said...

Nice attempt at April Fools, but I've already been on so many online April Fools pranks that I can't be fooled any more.

01 April, 2006 16:42  
Blogger wallah?! said...

This is my "favourite number one" April Fool's Day joke of all time.
Well done!!

01 April, 2006 19:49  
Blogger the shadow said...

I dunno, I thought the trade unions proposal was even funnier...

01 April, 2006 22:09  
Blogger DubaiBuy said...

haha icant beleive that reuters picked this story up!

01 April, 2006 23:39  
Blogger Dani said...

Nice one! Got me laughing at the end of the day. :D

01 April, 2006 23:40  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well SD, here's an example when bad things come in three:

http://albaal.blogspot.com/2006/04/sleep-talking.html

02 April, 2006 00:50  
Blogger samuraisam said...

you got gulfnewsed!

Bloggers in the UAE also fell for an April Fool's Day hoax that reported a three-headed camel in Ras Al Khaimah, with the report purporting to come from a news agency.

The report said the camel's owner was charging Dh5 per head for witnessing the freak dromedary. While some were thrilled to see the camel, another felt the animal did not live up to his expectations.

02 April, 2006 09:12  
Blogger archer14 said...

Yep...GN reads your blog everyday!

02 April, 2006 11:38  
Blogger hannibal said...

SD has been annoited 'Queen of the Bloggers'

henceforth we should all address her as YOUR ROYAL BLOGNESS !

:)

also it does mean the rest of us mere mortals are partially famous too ( famous by assosciation with SD's blog etc etc...)

be warned !

:)

02 April, 2006 14:48  
Blogger The Glengarry Leads said...

breast implants. Apologies: The huge time difference between the western USA and the Arabian penninsula made it so that I had absolutely NO mental connection to the date. Sorry to be such a pooper

03 April, 2006 19:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have three heads im not funny

18 April, 2008 04:37  

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