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Subject: Do camels eat fiberglass, or is it a mith?

Date: Sun Nov 9 10:46:05 2003
Posted by Tally
Grade level: grad (science) School: No school entered.
City: Ramat Gan State/Province: No state entered. Country: Israel
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1068396365.Zo

Many years ago I heard that camels eat fiberglass off military equipment and 
cars. I was very young then, and believed my leg was pulled. At the first gulf 
war I heard it again, from a different source, and that made me wonder. Is it 
true, or is this just a legend? and if it is true, does anybody know why a 
perfectly balanced, sane camel would wish to do a stupid thing like that?
Are there any accounts about other animals who eat fiberglass? If so, did any 
of them die of it?
Why isn't it (I assume) a good idea for humans to try it?
thanks in advance

Re: Do camels eat fiberglass, or is it a mith?

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