Helpful Figures: Informative infographics on a variety of topics. For example, food: "There are many types of food, some of which are pies, the rest of which should be pies." And DNA: "Humans and computers share 95% of the same DNA." posted by kmz at 2:50 PM PST - 17 comments
In 2006, Joss Naylor ran 50 miles up and down seventy Lake District fells, ascending more than 25,000 feet in 21 hours. Not his best performance, but to be fair, he was 70 at the time.
Cumbrian shepherd Joss Naylor (warning: Youtube link; Cumbrian accent, impossibly adorable sheepdog) is one of the greatest British athletes most people have never heard of, and perhaps the greatest competitor ever in a sport most people have never heard of either: fell-running. [more inside] posted by reynir at 12:02 PM PST - 25 comments
Ushahidi (named after a Swahili word meaning "testimony") (previously) started as a volunteer project to map violence and has developed several crowdsourcing projects, including crowdmap.com. More recently, they have also helped create a tech incubator geekspace in Nairobi, iHub, which opened earlier this year. Another article about iHub with more details about how it works. posted by rmd1023 at 10:50 AM PST - 5 comments