Dumb people die of thirst in the Desert

Dumb people die of thirst in the Desert

Posted in the Robbinsdale Forum

1776 Defender

Des Moines, IA

#1 Jun 22, 2013
A husband and wife have died of thirst after losing their way in Saudi Arabia's vast southern desert, known as the Empty Quarter.
The desert is known as the Empty Quarter because its bone-dry surface discourages anyone from living there, except a few Bedouin who use it seasonally.

The largest uninterrupted desert in the world, stretching 1,000km across the lower third of the Arabian peninsula, it has exerted a spell on explorers trying to unveil its mysteries.

Its sand dunes can rise as tall as high-rise buildings.

Lost oasis cities are believed to lie beneath the sand, which feels only a few centimetres of rainfall a year.

More prosaically, it contains some of the richest oil fields in the world.

There are roads that skirt its outer edges but special permits are needed to explore it more deeply.

Reports suggest that the Qatari couple were driving from an estate they owned in the desert, so they would have been well aware that help would be hard to find if - as seems to have happened - anything went wrong with their vehicle.
1776 Defender

Des Moines, IA

#2 Jun 22, 2013
The Empty Quarter sounds like a great place to just "get lost and in touch with nature" nature will provide the water.....

Seattle, WA

#3 Jun 22, 2013
Probably drunks like con/crass & the camel.
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#4 Jun 23, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Probably drunks like con/crass & the camel.
Were they your buddies?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Robbinsdale Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Democrats call for impeachment 14 hr Space ace 71
News Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say (Jul '10) 22 hr WHAT 36,895
Davy crockett fake news Sat Phineus 16
Dems lose montana special election Fri Davycrockett 9
Aaron- Mortalenama May 26 Eat BBQ 1
Drop one word....add one word game (Apr '14) May 25 WildLifeLover 700
Does anyone remember the Rendezvous in Minneapo... May 25 Curious 1

Robbinsdale Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Robbinsdale Mortgages