Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Drinkable Book That Could Save The World. Hmm...

This is incredible. It's called The Drinkable Book - a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation and hygiene to those in the developing world. Each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper with ions that can actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli while at the same time reduce bacteria by over 99.99%. Best of all, each filter (or page) is capable of giving someone up to 30 days worth of clean water. Each book is capable of providing someone with clean water for up to 4 years. How's that for a life-changing idea? More like this please.
   

Girls Answer Questions Guys Are Embarrassed To Ask. Hmm...

 

Rock Climbing Bears. Hmm...

As if climbing up a rock face wasn't terrifying enough. Now we have to worry about bears. 
  

Back From Outer Space. Hmm...

AfrikaBurn really is another planet. Especially compared to last year. Which is why I'm so glad to be back home here in Jozi. Sure, epic fun was had by all, at night mostly, but something's changed from last year, and it's probably me. So while I'll never judge those who will undoubtedly be telling everyone how amazing this year was, I think this will be my last AfrikBurn for a while. Until, at least, I can figure out a way to re-capture the magic that stirred in me all those times before, when AfrikaBurn wasn't all about partying into the wee hours of the morning. When it was also about human connection and kindness and inspiration and witnessing the best of humanity when societal boundaries are dissolved around us and we're left to just be respectful towards one another... The aspects of life I hold so dear that were so minimal at AfrikaBurn this year I could hardly see it. And yes, there will be those who'll say that I should "be the change I want to see." That it's up to me... And they may be right. And you know what, I may just do it. I'm just not convinced it'll be in Tankwa Town.

 (pic by Phil Joubert)