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.
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."
Planet made up of 400°C hot ice. Extreme gravity keeps water solid despite heat. Not fit for life but brings hope to find habitable planets in similar solar systems. 30 light years away from earth.
Low temp preservation of humans with the hope of revival by future science. Approx 300 people are currently in cryopreservation. Dr. James Bedford first in 1967 as Time Magazine wrote “Never Say Die”.