Wow, apparently Salmiya has added some new parking spaces for SUVs. Now I know exactly where I should park when i’m in that area! I MEAN SERIOUSLY? How are you going to even get your car out of there!? Come on people, there is something called common sense and something called stupidity. Let’s try to have at least some common sense! Happy Parking…
Thanks to [hawkindia2000] for sharing.
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Every month my friends and I gather at one of our homes to catch up and chit chat over dinner. Today was that day and boy was I in for a real treat! Since we usually have a really heavy dinner, I decided to skip my usual lunch and mid day snack. I went home, got dressed, and drove to my friends place. After all the reminiscing, catching up, and non-stop gossip; dinner was served…
The cook served us a lovely garden salad, some hot sweet potato soup, the usual finger foods, and for the main dish (please brace yourselves) – Locusts with a side of rice! Locusts? LOCUSTS!?? Did I really skip my lunch for this? I sat back in my seat, took a deep breath and tried to take it all in. I was in shock and my mind began to wander off, I know some cultures are accustomed to unusual cuisines but I have never seen this in Kuwait before… I was brought back to reality when three of my six friends sitting around the table all said simultaneously, “you have got to be kidding me right!?” This then caused us to roll off our chairs laughing while my friend tried to explain that this is actually a delicacy here in Kuwait.
Apparently, when Locust season is over, the locusts are taken ALIVE and sold at Souq Al Rai (seasonal market) along with Truffles and many other seasonal goods. The Locusts are sold by the kilo in a red sack and mostly the elderly are the ones who are a fan of these rare delicacies. The Locusts are currently brought from Saudi Arabia and the price of the bag is between 4 – 5 KD depending on the size but since a lot of people enjoy these little brown creatures, you have to be quick to get your bag first or else to reserve a bag one day earlier.
My friends and I decided not to be rude and at least give it a try. I must say personally, I did not enjoy it but two of my friends actually found it to be really tasty. I came back home and told my dad about our interesting dinner and he actually told me that Locusts have several benefits such as: stimulating blood circulation and they can also be used as a treatment for rheumatism and back pain. “What do you know,” he said, “you’re the McDonald’s generation.” That’s right, what do I know. But hey, you learn something new each day and today’s dinner will definitely be a dinner I will never forget. Bon Appétit!
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According to my research, the tallest man in the world is actually Leonid Stadnyk from the Ukraine with a height of 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in). But due to Stadnyk’s refusal to be measured under the Guinness standard guidelines which require several measurements throughout the course of 24 hours under the watchful eye of a Guinness Book representative, he was not officially listed as the tallest man.
I guess some people just don’t like to be put under the spotlight!
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Myself and a friend of mine were having lunch in Kuwait city and on our way back we passed nearby the abandoned old Amiri Hospital and my friend said “Why don’t we see inside?”, of course i didn’t like the idea at first but then I got curious since I overheard many creepy stories about it before so I decided to venture.
I remember I read old Amiri hospital was opened back in 1949 and was one of the best hospitals back then but it was closed I think in late 70′s when the new Amiri hospital was opened. It was then abandoned for more than 30 years and many horror stories and rumors were told about it, some even claim that its haunted, it has even become a place for vandalism. Inside we saw lots of destruction and old scraps scattered everywhere, it looked so creepy with graffiti on the walls and windows were all broken.
I was literally feeling the adrenaline rush with every step, there were also weird stuff written on the walls. We tried to take many photos as we walked inside to give you an idea how it felt, I don’t know why municipality didn’t take proper action to either restore it and keep it as a historical place, or use it as a place to shoot scary movies, or simply demolish it and build something new because I think if a crime occurs inside, no one would ever know and sadly we have many places like this in Kuwait.
Note: We made a small clip for our tour inside to show you how scary it was, I can’t imagine how it would look in the night. Please do not watch alone or at night.
المستشفى الاميري القديم
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A friend of mine shared this video with me, man I wish I had 1/10 of the extreme flexibility this guy has, Masha’allah
He reminds of that actor in the movie Ocean Eleven.
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Imagine with me, ice cream made with real breast milk, would you eat that ?
To make things worse, the first batch sold out within days of going on sale shortly after the first debut in London. The ice cream, called Baby Gaga, is made with milk expressed by 15 women who replied to an advertisement posted on an online mothers’ forum.
Each serving of Baby Gaga at the Icecreamists cafe in trendy Covent Garden costs £14 ( 7 K.D).
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