Friday, January 06, 2006

Four sheeps and 100 chicken a week…


During the eight years I spent in Saudi Arabia, I often experienced severe culture-shock. Sometimes this was due to personal experience and, occasionally, there were articles in the local press that were jaw-dropping to say the least. This was one of them. It discusses Mr. Shabab Salim Ajlan Al-Quthami, a 66 year-old Saudi National who was married thirteen times and had a total of 180 children and grand-children. His current family (this was in 1992) consumed “four sheeps and 100 chicken a week”.

13 wives? 180 children and grandchildren? My, oh my, oh my…

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