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Random Sand Fact

Have you heard of bras protecting against sand?

While sand’s abrasive ability can be useful for many applications, it can also be a real nuisance when driving through sand deserts. To prevent cars from unwanted sandblasting various techniques to protect from sand are seen in Qatar and the Middle East.

Clear protective films have largely replaced traditional yellowish paint covering the fronts of cars. Well-fitted masks, called car bras, provide an extra powerful defense.

(I, OUAW’s founder, can vouch for the abrasive effects after experiencing hiking in shorts In the Sahara when a hard sandstorm hit. What started as a gentle peeling soon became quite painful.)

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