Make Poverty History was a 2005 campaign launched by Bob "God" Geldof, its aim being to Make Poverty History. The campaign was unique in that it encouraged ordinary people to do something to make a difference to poverty by wearing a white band on their wrist where everyone could see it, so that everyone knew that they were committed to Making PovertyHistory.
In December2004, Geldof made a speech to launch Make Poverty History year (he was meant to wait until January, but was way too excited to keep quiet about it): "I know that it won't be easy to Make Poverty History. It's not a trivial task - it takes all of us to stand up and say: 'I want to do this!' But if enough of us do, then governments will listen. Maybe even the Guinness Book of Records will listen!" (Full article...)
July 22:Oh, my God! It's National Hysteria Day, and you HAVEN'T MADE ANY PLANS!
0 – Scientist decide the Earth is round, not flat. This is proven wrong when a sailor "falls" off the world and is never seen again.
1066 – King Harold inaugerates National Hysteria Day with his famous speech "Holy shit! It's the fucking Normans! AAAAAAAAA!"
1855 – An brief cease-fire is called in the Crimean War until Lord Raglan gets his sobbing under control.
1929 – Dozens of stockbrokers and bankers leap out of windows in wild National Hysteria Day celebration.
1966 – AustralianPrime Minister Sir Robert Menzies celebrates the nine hundredth anniversary of National Hysteria Day by running around in circles, screaming.
1986 – Copious amounts of vodka-induced partying causes several employees of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to hysterically panic when the reactor can't handle the sound system. They take out a few control rods to compensate the drain on the power grid.
1990 – Media outlets report the outbreak of a deadly virus in the United States. Thirty-eight people die of panic attacks from the announcement, and two people are killed by the virus itself.
When it was invented, the lance with a brick on the end was considered a marvel of contemporary medieval war technology. The lance with a brick on the end made it possible for unexperienced, n00b knights to defeat 1337 knights using the old-fashioned, brick-free lances nine times out of ten. The vast superiority of the lance with a brick on the end led to its near-universal adoption within a period of less than two decades. Note that the n00b knight on the right also has an Apexi "Cat back" muffler system on his head, which is first evidence that riceboys existed as early as the 14th century.