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."