The science of chemistry got its start when Middle Easterners began to probe into the secrets of common substances.
Today's Persian Gulf sailors are likely to be Aramco employees bent on a nautical weekend.
In those lands where civilization began, the oil lamp, plain and fancy, was created to chase away the darkness.
There are plenty of questions to be asked and answered before a man can handle a machine as complex as a drilling rig.
Back then, a boy's textbooks were made of clay and his teacher was boss.
It's only natural that the peoples of the Middle East are becoming enthusiastic "first-nighters."