In 2009, the Seasteading Institute threw a floating festival they compared to a mini Burning Man. They hoped participants would get so excited about it, they would start to solve the hard technical obstacles to living on water.
The Nigerian government gave away nearly $60 million to winners of a business plan competition. The impressive job creation results of the competition has at least one expert wondering, "Is this the most effective development program in history?"
San Francisco has a pretty large white population. Its public school system, it turns out, does not.
In 1959, Volvo invented the 3 point seat belt we use today. Then they gave the design away for all other car manufacturers to use for free.
Running from Mexico to Canada, the PCT takes 150 days to complete. Along the way, a hiker will wear through 4 or 5 pairs of shoes, consume some 600,000 calories (mostly in the form of energy bars and freeze-dried foods), and take 6 million steps. Here's one man's experience.