Panasonic Ships Snowman 5,314 Miles to the Desert in a Cardboard Box

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A Bahraini girl named Amna al-Haddad, wanted her younger brother Saleh to see snow for the first time.

Using no refrigeration, a snowman made in Japan traveled 5,314 miles to the desert of Bahrain, surviving the journey in one piece. The feat was a nice test of Panasonic’s new vacuum insulation panels, called U-Vacua, and a clever stunt that produced squeals of joy from a bunch of Bahraini kids. (Video)

 

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Booming Bahrain Store Lifts Veil on Sex

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Khadija Ahmed showing off some of her sex enhancing products.

That woman in the traditional headscarf and abaya?

Leave your stereotypes at the door — she’s here to help with your sex life.

In what could be called “Sex and the Souq,” businesswoman Khadija Ahmed’s store is proving such big business in Bahrain, a small Arab country in the Persian Gulf, that she is ready to open a second outlet to keep up with demand…

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World’s Longest Bridge: Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway Will Be 25 Miles Long

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Artist’s rendering, Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway

The Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway, a 40km long marine causeway featuring a 22km bridge and 18km embankments connecting the west coast of Qatar to the east coast of Bahrain, is scheduled to begin construction in 2010.   The $3 billion project was originally scheduled to begin last year in May 2008, however in a statement from Bahrain’s Works Minister Fahmi al-Jowder the new deadline was announced.

 

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