Gates sics mosquitos on unsuspecting technorati at TED

Will stunt cause technology world to take fighting malaria seriously? It's something Bono never tried.
Written by Richard Koman, Contributor

Bill Gates made his best effort to bring the realities of sub-Saharan Africa to the technorati yesterday. Speaking at TED, he produced and then opened a jar of mosquitos, saying:

Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.

Roam they did ... for about a minute, before Gates announced they weren't infected, just garden-variety mosquitos.

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