High on the lush, volcanic slopes of Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo. Earth’s largest living primate. Endured years of conflict thanks to noble protection efforts. Pop: 880. Shares 98% of DNA with us.
Discovered in the Foja Mountains, Indonesia along with at least a dozen other species in 2008. Accidentally found in a bag of rice at zoologists camp site. Nose inflates when male frog is calling.
Tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents. Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Carstensz Pyramid. Summiting all is an epic mountaineering achievement. Richard Bass first 1985.
Motto: Don't be evil. Mission: Organize the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful. Founded 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. HQ: Mountain View, Cal, US.
Philosophy united in man's confusion in the face of a meaningless world. Søren Kierkegaard known to be first existentialist; "life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
Called "the father of modern philosophy," Descartes (1596-1650) was a polymath who made significant contributions in multiple fields. His most famous philosophical dictum is "I think, therefore I am."
Non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Every day helping over 2000 people get access to clean water for the first time. 5.2 million so far :)
Clean water keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water, proper toilets at schools means girls don’t have to stay home for a week per month.
Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns. Access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known.
The simplest things, like hand washing, can reduce water-related deaths by 35%. Children are especially vulnerable to waterborne diseases, not strong enough to fight diarrhea and dysentery.