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-Stella Walsh is a Polonese who's the first woman to run 100 meters in less than 12 seconds. That was in 1932, at Los Angeles olympic games. When she died, the autopsy revealed she was a he.


-Scientists estimate that of 7,000 languages in the world, half will be gone by the end of this century. On average, one language disappears every two weeks.

-half of the languages in the world are on the verge of extinction.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)is the UN consortium that analyzes global warming; it includes all the worlds leading scientists working in the climate change area. They publish many, many papers (free online)discussing all aspects of climate change.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) published a 430 page report recently analyzing the environmental impacts of livestock agriculture: "Livestock's Long Shadow" also available as a free online download. One of its key conclusions: livestock agriculture is the second or third most environmentally destructive industry in the world

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