The most interesting people we met this year

From a camel cowboy to a woman living in a laundromat, 2016 was full of surprises.

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It's not an usual sight to see a baby camel in Riegler's kitchen. It's not an usual sight to see a baby camel in Riegler's kitchen. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

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Gil Riegler

Gil Riegler has been called the "Dr. Dolittle of dromedaries." The San Diego-based rancher is shepherding a bizarre (and healthy) new food trend that makes camel milk seem like the new almond milk. Camel milk has been found to fight inflammation and infections, lower cholesterol, reduce lactose intolerance and decrease kidney and liver damage. Some parents of autistic children have also sworn by its healing properties. But milking camels is a tough job. "You run in and milk as fast as you can, because camels only give milk for 90 seconds and that's it," Riegler told From The Grapevine. "If you're not fast and not on top of it, you missed the whole thing."

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