September 13, 2009

The greatest human being... and you've probably never heard of him.

Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize winning agricultural scientist widely credited with saving one billion people from starvation, died today at age 95. Borlaug made a career introducing high-yield disease resistance crop varieties in impoverished and food-poor areas. He won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps the most moving tribute he recieved was this gem from Penn & Teller's Bullshit.

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