Happy Humpday, folks! Wednesday means humpday means you’re halfway thru your workweek and well on your way to the weekend. As always, we’ve got some humpday fun for you in the form of camelfacts. Today we’d like to briefly discuss an aspect of the Bedouin language, specifically the word that is used to describe the hump on the camel’s back. Who were the Bedouin, you may ask?

Well, according to Wikipedia, “the Bedouin are a grouping of nomadic Arab peoples who have historically inhabited the desert regions in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and the Levant. And what’s up with that hump? Well… Camels do not directly store water in their humps as was once commonly believed. The humps are actually reservoirs of fatty tissue: concentrating body fat in their humps minimizes the insulating effect fat would have if distributed over the rest of their bodies, helping camels survive in hot climates.

Preamble aside, what was that very specific word for that very specific part of the camel anatomy? Drumroll, please…



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