an Indian mom asked son, what are you studying?
son replied, i am studying about Bismark and ottoman empire.
mom thought, my son is so learned that he knows things that happened halfway across world. 28 more words
The Hejaz railway connecting Damascus with the Holy Cities of what is now western Saudi Arabia had been built by the Ottoman rulers, and financed by subscriptions from Muslims, in the early years of the twentieth century to ease the difficult journey across the desert for the huge numbers of pilgrims on the annual hajj. 2,524 more words