Modern day, widely accessible satellite map technology has allowed people to discover all kinds of things, even things that weren’t supposed to be discovered. Like the above photo, which is supposedly a shot of a secret US drone base in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia isn’t the best place in the world to have lady parts. You can’t leave the house without being almost completely covered, you can’t drive, you can’t travel without a male guardian, and now your whereabouts are being monitored electronically by the government so they can alert your male guardian, husband or male relatives if you’ve decided to leave the country for any reason.
Saudi Arabia the home of Mecca and Medina, and a place where Islamic law is taken very, very seriously. But in a modern world, it becomes harder for women to try and exert modern freedoms without clashing with a strict Islamic separation of the sexes. So Saudi Arabia’s plan, which sounds like something out of a piece of dystopian sci-fi, is to create several industrial cities that are female-only, where women can work, shop and live freely with less restrictions.
Despite international pressure and criticism, Saudi Arabia is resisting moving into the 20th century by retaining the national ban on women drivers. To solidify this stance, a high level advisory group warned the kingdom that lifting the ban would result in a shortage of virgins. Because letting women drive makes them sluts.
Right now, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, UAE, but as world’s tallest buildings go, it won’t be the world’s tallest for long. At some point, that honor will go to the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia.
What do you do if you’re Saudi Arabia, sitting on more money than any nation on Earth has ever had and you don’t feel comfortable in this day and age funding terrorists to highjack planes? Why, you blow $30 billion on a mile high skyscraper.
Saudi Arabian versions of Mariah Carey’s album covers have been retouched to be less sexy. Some say it’s fake as the source of these pics is not clear and they could have been created by any photoshopper… So if you’ve got some info about these modified album covers, don’t hesitate to share it…
On the first day of Ramadan, the first chimes came out of the enormous Makkah Clock in the middle of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The clock tower is the world’s largest, coming in a six times the six of Big Ben in the UK. It’s also at the center of a new proposal from Saudi Arabia that Makkah Time replace GMT as the universal standard center point.