? Due to the increase of unfortunate accidents of camels by cars on the roads of Israel’s Negev desert region, Ayman El-Sayed and Yoav Ludmer came up with a simple but clever technological solution to avert this problem.
? Every camel is given an ID tag with the details of its owner incase it gets lost or is involved in an accident.
? Solar powered collars will be given to the camels, transmitting their location to the GPS system, warning the drivers to slow down if a camel is within a 100 meters radius of a road or railroad.
? Camels can go about 5-6 months before drinking water or food. This is because their humps store fat, which the camel can use as food. The longer a camel goes without food or water, the more deflated the humps seems.
?When a camel finally does find water, he can drink up to 40 gallons in one go!
? Just like a ship can go through turbulent waters, camels can go through any sandstorm. This is because camels have surprisingly 3 eyelids and 2 layers of eyelashes preventing dust or sand to enter their eyes.
? Camels are called ‘Ship of the Desert’ because of their ability to survive in the desert climate whilst carrying heavy loads.
? When food is scarce, camels can also chew through the most sharpest plant; a cactus! They have thick lips & their mouth is lined with a hardened structure called papillae that helps prevent damage when they are eating the prickly plant.