I love this. The guy is geeky-brilliant, uber-wealthy, and has a gigantic heart. Bill Gates’ campaign to wipe out malaria just took a funny step forward.
LONG BEACH, California (AFP) – Microsoft founder turned disease-battling philanthropist Bill Gates loosed mosquitoes at an elite Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference to make a point about the deadly sting of malaria.
“Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,” Gates said while opening a jar onstage at a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.
“I brought some. Here I’ll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.”
Gates waited a minute or so before assuring the audience the liberated insects were malaria-free.
Bet that got ’em thinkin’.
I’m just sayin’…