At the TED2009 conference today, Bill Gates shocked attendees by releasing a jar of malaria-free mosquitoes into the audience, announcing, "Not only poor people should experience this."
The ‘this’ to which Gates referred is malaria. It’s a cause he and his wife have fought against through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And apparently, Gates didn’t feel the audience took malaria seriously enough.
Now there’s an attention-grabbing icebreaker to wake up attendees who have been live-blogging TED2009 all afternoon! Valleywag was alerted to the bug infestation through a tweet from Facebook manager Dave Morin. Stay tuned for video of Bill Gates’ dramatic mosquito release.
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