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  • Source: Nat Geo by Abhishek Hajela. United Colours of Rajasthan at Pushkar Fair.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again.

Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


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  • Source: Michael S. Yamashita, Nat Geo. Visitors ride camels across China’s Taklimakan Desert, just as Marco Polo did in 1273. The desert is nearly as big as the country of Germany.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again.

Let’s Go Costco!

Opening day at Costco’s Shanghai store, its first in China, on Tuesday; many shoppers were there for good prices on familiar U.S. brands. The crush forced Costco to shut its doors just after 1 p.m., eight hours earlier than scheduled. A phalanx of police and security guards blocked people from entering, and some were still trying to get in as a light rain began falling at dusk. (There was a) two hour traffic snarl near the store before midday.  Other shoppers said they encountered elbowing for sale items, long checkout lines and a 20-minute wait for the toilet.  (Source: wsj.com, August 27, 2019)

Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


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Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


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  • Photograph by Mei Xu (via Aberrant Beauty).  Photo taken in Kumtag Desert, China. Kumtag Desert is the 6th largest desert in China.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again

Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


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  • Photo: NatGeo – Bactrian camels have two humps on their backs where they store fat. Arabian camels, called dromedaries have only one hump, but both these types of camels use their stored fat as energy and water when they are far away from food and a freshwater source. Bactrians’ nostrils close to block sand, and their bushy eyebrows and two rows of long eyelashes protect their eyes from blowing sand and ice. Baby camels are born with their eyes open and can run when only a few hours old. Camels move both legs on one side of the body forward at the same time, like giraffes and race horses. This is called pacing. The only truly wild camels that still exist are Bactrian camels. These herds survive in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China, but number less than 400. They are critically endangered in the wild.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again

Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


Notes:

  • Photograph by Blake Bailey (Badain Jaran, Inner Mongolia, China)
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again

TGIF: 5:00 P.M. Bell!


A farmer in China’s Hebei province rides his 1,300-lb. pet pig. (Chen Xiaodong, wsj.com August 31, 2018)

It’s Hot Out There!


A contestant takes part in a chile-pepper eating competition in Ningxiang in China’s central Hunan province. The winner of the contest ate 50 chile peppers in one minute. (Agence France-Presse, wsj.com, July 9, 2018)

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