On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 05:08:43PM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > >> And why one hump and not two? > > It's a camel not a Bacterain (sp?). The dromedary (Arabian camel, Camelus dromedarius, one hump) and the bactrian (Camelus Bactrianus, native to the cold deserts of the Central Asian plateau (Bactria), two humps) are both varieties of camels.  I suspect O'Reilly went with the Arabian camel as its the one we're used to seeing and, possibly more important where Larry is concerned, is also the one spoken of in the Bible.  Is he a camel scholar or just a guy with too many dictionary packages installed? You decide. -- Michael G. Schwern <email@example.com> http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/ Perl Quality Assurance <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kwalitee Is Job One Commence simultaneous panic on my mark.