Here is another "wait, what!?" moment from my life as an ESL teacher.
I learned yesterday that Saudi Arabians like to go camping and hunting...with cheetahs!
Wait, what!? Cheetahs! Used for hunting?
"Yes," my student responded. "They're fast!" Umm, no kidding! :)
Note: According to the students, cheetah's are illegal to have in Saudi Arabia, but they are smuggled in as cubs from Africa. Other Saudi students were surpised by this, so it doesn't appear to be a common occurance.