FK cosmetics (with camel urine)

Can camel urine be used as an ingredient for cosmetics? Yes it can, according to Dr. Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid, an associate professor at the King Fahd Medical Research Center, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University (KAAU), Saudi Arabia. The doctor, who recently featured in an Improbable article Camel urine – its […]

Inside the JCPR

Although there are more than five thousand recorded species of mammals, comparatively few have a scholarly journal exclusively* devoted to their scientific study. As an example, see the Journal of Camel Practice and Research a publication of Camel Publishing House, based in Bikaner, India. The journal’s editor, Dr. Tarun Kumar Gahlot, also maintains a dedicated […]

Update on CamelBots

Although robotic jockeys for camel racing have been successfully deployed for several years now, some have voiced concerns about them – for many of the bots are configured to cane the competing camels. (Hi-res photographic example here – the Swiss-made KMEL -manufactured by the K-Team Corporation – note the robotic whipping mechanism). Now a new […]

Caffeine Through Ten Camels

This is one of the few formal studies involving both caffeine and camels: “The Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism and Urinary Detection Time of Caffeine in Camels,” I.A. WASFI, N.S. Boni, M. Elghazali, A.A. Abdel Hadi, A.M. Almuhrami, I.M. Barezaig, and N.A. Alkatheeri, Research in Veterinary Science, vol. 69, no. 1, August 2000, pp. 69–74, DOI 10.1053/rvsc.2000.0389. [AIR […]