Bill Gates unleashes mosquito swarm at conference

Valleywag is reporting that Bill Gates did something straight out of an Onion story at the TED conference (short for technology, entertainment and design) when he unleashed a swarm of mosquitoes to make a point about his foundation’s efforts to combat malaria. As quoted from a Facebook manager’s Twitter post, Gates said:

“Not only poor people should experience this.”

There isn’t much I can add to this story other than I wish I could get away with something this brilliant. No word on if they actually carried Malaria or West Nile…I’m guessing not.


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