There are only two birth dates for the world's thoroughbred horses, no matter what month they were born during the year.
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Horses can run shortly after birth, and, if trained for flat racing, can begin racing as early as two years old.
Thoroughbred racehorses have resting heart rates of just 40 beats per minute (bpm). A human heart beats between 60 and 100 bpm at rest.
Most horses have 205 bones in their skeleton - but not all! The Arabian Horse has less than its counterparts.
The average speed of a horse at full gallop is around 44 kph (27 mph).
The head of the Peregrine falcon is used as a watermark for Qatari currency.
Male peregrine is called a 'Tercel', which comes from the Latin word tertius meaning 'one-third'. This is because the male is typically 1/3 smaller than the female falcon.
Camel race distances vary depending on the age of the camels running.
The standard word for camel in Arabic is 'Jamal'. However, describing a camel in Arabic isn't as simple as that - it is estimated that there are actually over 100 words in Arabic for the humble camel.
Camel humps are not used for storing water.
How did people survive in the Middle East before air-conditioning? The answer is quite surprising and includes the use of tents, animal hair, limestone, mud, narrow alleyways, shading and non-mechanised air circulation.
Keeping cool in Qatar is easy, just keep covered. Dress like the locals to avoid getting hot under the collar.
The hottest, officially registered, temperature in Qatar was 50.4 degrees celsius in the Summer of 2010.
Feeling unwell? Never fear, Qatar's health system is one of the best in the world.
An additional Blue Line and the expansion of the existing three Metro Lines are planned for the future.
Each of Doha Metro's tunnels is an enormous 6.7m in diameter.
In constructing the Doha Metro Rail System, Qatar tunnelled their way into the Guinness Book of Records.
Hamad International Airport has one of the longest runways in the world.
In 2017, Qatar held the record for the world's longest non-stop commercial passenger flight.
World Cup Identity
Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup emblem is the first to be fully 3D.
The first official World Cup logo was brought into being in 1954, by the hosts for that year, Switzerland.
Paris Saint-Germain has been Qatari owned since 2011, making them the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. So, it’s no surprise they broke world transfer fee records three times over a decade.
The Emir Cup is the biggest football tournament in Qatar.
The current (2020) captain of the Qatar National Football Team, Hassan Al-Haydos is the highest cap scorer in the team's history - scoring a total of 127 caps.
In 1981, Qatar's youth team played in the FIFA U-20 Football World Cup, making it to the final.
In 2022, football fans will be able to reach any of Qatar's eight World Cup stadiums from Hamad International Airport in less than an hour.
Qatar is one of the most open countries in the world.