Out of Eden

I know I mentioned it here before, but now the Out of Eden Walk is actually happening and it’s even cooler than I thought it would be.

Photo credit: Paul Salopek

not your average blow out

Two thoughts:

a) Would not want to be wearing contact lenses.

b) Best Facebook profile photo ever.

From the series “Blow Job” by Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern.

Via Slate, you can see the rest here.

chapter two

Remember Richard Turere, the 13-year-old Kenyan inventor who invented an automated system of lights to scare lions away from his cattle? When I posted about him back in April, I said he was exactly the kind of person whose story we need to share, when we talk about sub-Saharan Africa.

Here’s a second chapter for that book: 15-year-old Kelvin Doe, from Sierra Leone.

takes time to tinker

“What is extraordinary about this story is that Richard has had no books or access to technical information. He says he does not know where he gets the ideas or the knowledge, and yes, he has given him self plenty of electric shocks.¬† His father James is proud of his son, and has given him space to tinker and collect bits of gadgetry.”

Things I like about the story I just read on AfriGadget, titled 13 year old Kenyan innovator saves cattle from lions with lights:

a) Richard himself, for being exactly the kind of person we need to hear more about when we talk about sub-Saharan Africa. And at age 13, no less.

b) The dangling modifier. I was really hoping he was saving his cattle from lions that had mastered electricity.

Richard Turere, 13, from Empakesi, Kenya, brings the cows home for the night. Photo: AfriGadget