“When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive.” - George W. Bush
The constellation Camelopardus, which lies down from Polaris and a bit to the right of Bode’s Nebula, is somewhat misnamed, having been so named after the giraffe, or leopard camel as the ancient Greeks called it. The ancient Greeks didn’t name the constellation though, that was Jacob Bartsch, a German astronomer, who named it in 1624 for the real camel that brought Rebekah from Haran to Canaan to marry Isaac (Genesis 24:61).
“The Camel, when he saw the Bull adorned with horns, envied him and wished that he himself could obtain the same honors.” – Aesop.
• 1 whole camel, medium size
• 1 whole lamb, large size
• 20 whole chicken, medium size
• 60 eggs
• 12 kg rice
• 2 kg pine nuts
• 2 kg almonds
• 1 kg pistachio nut
• 110 gallons water
• 5 lbs black pepper
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 1/2 day
1. Skin, trim and clean camel (once you get over the hump), lamb and chicken.
2. Boil until tender.
3. Cook rice until fluffy.
4. Fry nuts until brown and mix with rice.
5. Hard boil eggs and peel.
6. Stuff cooked chickens with hard boiled eggs and rice.
7. Stuff the cooked lamb with stuffed chickens.
8. Add more rice.
9. Stuff the camel with the stuffed lamb and add rest of rice.
10. Broil over large charcoal pit until brown.
11. Spread any remaining rice on large tray and place camel on top of rice.
12. Decorate with boiled eggs and nuts.
13. Serves a friendly crowd of 80-100.
The Wal-Mart camel is the bone fossil of a prehistoric camel found at a future Wal-Mart store in Mesa, Arizona. Workers digging a hole for an ornamental citrus tree found the bones of a camel that lived 10,000 years ago. Wal-Mart officials agreed that the bones will go directly on display in a museum at Arizona State University. Camels lived in what is now Arizona until 8,000 years ago.
Follow That Camel was the 14th Carry On film, starring Angela Douglas, Joan Sims and Bernard Bresslaw amongst others. It was a parody of P. C. Wren’s novel Beau Geste and outside the UK it was released as Carry On In The Legion.