no joke, I saw this on flikr and just had to share it. Camel jockeys were replaced by mechanical robots since 2005 due to international pressure because camel owners were found to be involved in human trafficking, buying children from countries like Pakistan and India for their smaller frame and lighter weight to ride on the camels. Since the ban on human jockeys, owners have continued to race their camels, controlling the whip with their remotes as they follow the race trackside in their jeeps. - Yahoo! News I have seen a lot of dumb stuff to come out of these countries but this one tops it all. I'll keep the political comments to myself.